Dr. Shannon Navy Awarded $1,000,000 NSF Grant
Assistant Professor in Science Education, Dr. Shannon Navy was recently awarded a $1,000,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. Over the next four years, this grant will fund the research project “Resources Accessed to Cultivate and Enhance Resilience” (RACER).
“Much of the research on new teachers focuses on reasons why they leave teaching rather than on what makes them stay in the teaching profession,” said Dr. Navy, who leads the RACER project as Principal Investigator. “This project will help us understand how various resources play a role in teacher resilience in order to increase teacher retention. The resilience and resources approach will provide important insights for teacher preparation and support programs.”
This NSF grant is through the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program (Noyce). The Noyce program supports science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) undergraduate majors and professionals to become effective K-12 STEM teachers, and also supports experienced K-12 teachers to master STEM teaching in high-need school districts.