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Western Regional Noyce Conference

November 7th, 8th, & 9th, 2014 

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San Francisco, California

Brief Program Description

California State University, Fresno, San Francisco State University, San Diego State University, and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo are pleased to announce Western Regional Noyce Conference which will be held in San Francisco, California. This year, the conference will be focusing on the implementation of the Common Core Math and Next Generation Science Standards along with resources and strategies designed to support teaching and learning in high needs schools. Invited guest will include Scholars, Fellows, Teachers and Noyce PIs/Personnel from the Western Region of the United States - Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Washington. Hope to see you all there!

Dear Fellow Noyce PI:

We are excited to announce the registration and workshop proposal process for the 2014 Fall Conference for the NSF Western Regional Noyce Initiative! The Fall Conference will be held in San Francisco on November 7-9, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt Union Square. For more information visit: http://www.csufresno.edu/csm/smec/noyce/index.html

The Western Regional Noyce Conference is an opportunity for NSF Noyce Program awardees to learn and share strategies from each other's respective programs.The invitation-only conference will include plenary speakers, panel sessions, and concurrent workshop sessions. The workshop strands will include sessions for Noyce Scholars, Fellows, and Master Teachers as well as sessions for PIs and program staff.

Registration Information:

The Western Regional Noyce Initiative has funding to support "1" Noyce PI/Project Staff and "up to 4"Noyce Participants (preferably a mix of Scholars, Fellows, Master Teachers, and Noyce alumni) per institution to attend the conference. Noyce Participants will be assigned to shared rooms. To insure we are able to include as many interested Western Region Noyce Projects as possible, PIs/Project directors are asked to rank order the Noyce participants you are nominating to attend. Please use the links below to register for the event and to nominate Noyce participants. The deadline to register is Friday, September 5th, 2014.


 In addition to nominating participants from your project, you should communicate with your nominees and ask them to pre-register for the event using the link above. Final confirmations will be provided after September 22.

 If space and funding is available, we may be able invite additional PIs/Project Staff.

 Conference Breakout Session Proposals:

There will be four breakout times during the conference with up to 12 sessions each. We strongly encourage Noyce PIs to submit proposals to facilate one or more breakout sessions. Noyce Participants are also welcome to submit proposals. Your topic should fall under one of the following broad categories (conference strands). 

  • Implementing the NGSS
  • Implementing the Common Core
  • Technology in the STEM Classroom
  • Strategies for success in teaching and learning in High Need Schools

 *If you wish to submit a proposal for a workshop of interest to PIs, you may address issues outside of the above categories.

 The length of proposed sessions can be 40 or 80 minutes. All sessions must include time for questions and answers. 80 minute sessions need to be highly interactive. Your proposal should include a brief abstract - 50 words or less - along with your intended audience.

The workshop proposal submission deadline is Friday, August 15, 2014.

 Should you need to make modifications to your workshop proposal prior to the submission deadline, simply use the instructions that will provided within the confirmation email once you submit your workshop proposal.

 You will be notified after Friday, August 29, 2014, as to whether or not your proposed workshop has been accepted.

 To begin the workshop proposal submission process, please access the following link:


If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.



 Coming soon in Fall 2015!

Western Regional Noyce Conference 2015 in San Diego, California



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