The Frederick News-Post
July 7, 2017
Hood College will establish a new STEM program in partnership with Frederick County Public Schools and Frederick Community College thanks to a grant it is set to receive.
The college was selected for a $1.45 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program.
The scholarship program is an initiative designed to encourage and support talented STEM majors and professionals to become K-12 math and science teachers.
The money will set up the Noyce STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Teacher Education Partnership, called Hood N-STEP, which is designed to meet the growing demand for qualified STEM teachers who are skilled in culturally relevant practices and have a desire to teach in high-needs schools, especially in the Frederick community.