STEM Education Co-op


The Noyce Scholar Program is based on an adaptation of the engineering-industry cooperative education model that has successfully prepared Marquette engineers for 90 years. The Noyce Program prepares engineering and science students who want to be STEM teachers. This uniquely adapted cooperative education model gives students intensive field experiences in education (i.e., teaching co-ops) that are integrated with classroom instruction to meet the Wisconsin state standards for STEM teacher licensure.

The Noyce Scholar Program allows engineering students and other STEM majors to complete their engineering/STEM degree and STEM teaching certification in five years.

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Program goals

The goal of this program is to formalize a unique educational opportunity for students to pursue a traditional engineering/STEM degree and become certified to teach in a STEM discipline. This may be customized for any of the engineering and STEM majors.

Graduates will complete:

Program motivation

The national demand for teachers of science, technology and math continues to grow. This Marquette engineering/education initiative prepares undergraduates to become licensed STEM teachers who effectively educate middle and high school students.

Scholar awards and scholarship support

With the support of the National Science Foundation, this Noyce Scholar Program provides scholarship support for students during their third-fifth years of study. Scholarship awards require future STEM teaching in a high-need school.

Important program dates

Application deadline: Annually on March 1
Scholarships awarded: 2010-14


Dr. M. Barbara Silver-Thorn
Engineering Noyce Scholar Program coordinator
Associate professor of biomedical and mechanical engineering

Dr. Ellen Eckman
Education Noyce Scholar Program coordinator
Associate professor and chair, Educational Policy & Leadership Programs

Susan Stang
Licensure officer and director of field placements
College of Education

Dr. Benjamin Brown
Professor and Chair in the Department of Physics
Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences


Contact us

College of Engineering
1515 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Dean's office: (414) 288-6591
Prospective students: (414) 288-7302
Academic Advising Center: (414) 288-6000
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