The Robert Noyce Scholarship program
The CSULA Robert Noyce Scholarship Program (National Science Foundation grant DUE-0531936) aims to encourage talented science majors and professionals to become middle and high school science teachers. Two types of awards are available: scholarships and stipends. Scholarships of $10,000 per year are awarded for a maximum of two years to eligible CSULA juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Stipends of $10,000 per year are awarded for a maximum of one year to non-teaching professionals that already have a science degree and are interested in a career as a middle or high school science teacher. Scholarship and stipend recipients must earn their California single subject credential in science and teach two years in a high-need district for each year they receive the award. Dr. Wayne Tikkanen (email) (Chemistry and Biochemistry) and Dr. Paul Narguizian (Curriculum and Instruction) are director and co-director (respectively) of the Noyce Scholarship program.
Robert Noyce (December 12, 1927 - June 3, 1990) co-founded Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957 and Intel in 1968. He is also credited with the invention of the integrated circuit or microchip, which triggered the personal computer revolution and gave Silicon Valley its name.