Noyce Program

The 8 week Noyce Summer Internship Program was created to give students who are considering a teaching career the opportunity to teach STEM subjects to children in an informal education setting, such as a camp or science center. Each intern will be placed with and trained by a supervisor at one of our partner organizations. Our current partners are: The Aquarium of the Pacific, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, The California Science Center, Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Bay Aquarium and LA Audubon.

The program is designed to help students make a decision about teaching as a career option. In addition to working in an established science education program, interns will participate in the Noyce Colloquium, a series of seminars designed specifically to highlight issues related to teaching with a focus on math and science.

McNair Scholars Program

The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program is a federal TRIO program funded across the United States and Puerto Rico by the U.S. Department of Education. It is designed to prepare undergraduate students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. McNair participants are either first-generation college students with financial need, or members of a group that is traditionally underrepresented in graduate education and have demonstrated strong academic potential.

The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase graduate degree awards for students from underrepresented segments of society. The McNair Scholars Program is research-focused and therefore not intended for students who wish to pursue professional degrees like medicine, law, or business management.