Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Rio Salado College Awarded Grant from Hanover Grants

Hanover Grants, a Washington, D.C.-based grant development and management services firm, awarded online community college, Rio Salado College a $68,373 program-planning grant administered through the National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program.

The Science and Math in Arizona Rural Teaching (SMART) Fellows Planning Grant will support a series of planning workshops involving rural schools, industry partners, and college faculty to develop a program of enhanced training and support for rural science and math teachers seeking master’s degrees. The team will also use the planning period to obtain private matching funds to support the new program.

Hanover Grants assisted Rio Salado’s science and math teacher education team in the planning and development of the SMART Fellows Planning Grant proposal. The planning team, led by Janet Johnson, Chair of Rio Salado’s Department of Education, and Shannon Corona, Chair of Physical Science, expects to request NSF support for the new program through an application to the Robert Noyce Master Teaching Fellowship Program. Hanover Grants is assisting the team throughout the planning process in preparation for the new application.