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Project LEARN in Mathematics and Science

The SDSU Noyce Mathematics & Science Master Teaching Fellowship Program
SDSU Noyce Fellows

Principal Investigators: Lisa Lamb, Randolph Philipp, Susan Nickerson, Donna Ross, Meredith Houle Vaughn, and Kathy Williams.   Funded by: National Science Foundation and Qualcomm. 

Finding inquiry-oriented mathematics and science teachers and helping them become even more effective is the goal of a new San Diego State University program that was recently funded by the National Science Foundation and Qualcomm, Inc. Over the next five years, 32 San Diego teachers are participating in the SDSU Noyce Mathematics and Science Master-Teaching Fellowship Program, thanks to a unique collaboration between the public sector and the private sector, with $3 million awarded from the NSF and an additional $500,000 from Qualcomm.

See also the information in the September 24, 2012 article in the U-T San Diego.

The science teachers in our Noyce Project Learn group presented at San Diego Science Educatiors Association (SDSEA) on March 1, 2014.  Go to our Project LEARN at SDSEA page to find out more.

On March 10, 2014, the SDSU Noyce Project Leaders hosted a reception and poster session for the Noyce Master Teaching Fellows, their school and district administrators, and the Deans of the College of Education and College of Sciences.  We were pleased to welcome 75 attendees. In preparation for the event, the Fellows shared some thoughts about the project, and we captured some of those sentiments on video. Watch the video below, and click through the slides that were shared at the reception (or download the slides as a PDF).


SDSU Noyce Project Team

Noyce Fellows
Noyce Fellows (May 2013) (click to enlarge)

Math Education Science Education
Randolph Philipp
Lisa Lamb
Susan Nickerson
Donna Ross
Meredith Houle Vaughn
Kathy Williams

For more information, contact Lisa Lamb at

Many thanks to the National Science Foundation (#1240127) for their support of this project. Thank you also to Qualcomm, Inc. for their generous gift to support this effort. These public-private commitments strengthen our work and allow us to support more teachers in productive ways.

See also the information in the September 24, 2012 article in the U-T San Diego.