The Noyce Leadership Initiative for Inquiry Science Teaching (NLIIST) is a 5-year program for K-12 science teachers that serve to further science content knowledge and pedagogical skills of exemplary teachers while transforming them into effective leaders who can support change at the school, district, and state level.
Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Rice Office of STEM Engagement (R-STEM) has partnered with Houston ISD, the University of Houston, Houston Community College, and the Science Teachers Association of Texas (STAT) to provide a wealth of opportunities for teachers who are seeking to develop leadership opportunities while impacting their students in the classroom.
Participants are required to attend the 4 week summer institute each year. Year 1 will be held June 10-28, 2019 (3 weeks), with a follow up book study. Summer Institutes will be held at Rice University or R-STEM offices
Participants are expected to attend a minimum of 4 sessions each semester. These sessions will be held on either Wednesday evenings or Saturday mornings either on the Rice campus or at the R-STEM office
The expectations of NLIIST participants include but are not limited to:
Participation offers several benefits including:
Applicants will be notified of their status by May 31, 2019. Space is very limited and subject to funding availability, therefore, completing the application process does NOT guarantee placement in the program.
We may contact qualified candidates before the application closes and offer them a spot. All semi-finalists will need to complete an interview with a staff member from R-STEM.
Applicants will be required to submit a signed Principal and Participant Agreement Letter (PPAL) with their application. By signing the form, the applicant's principal agrees to let the applicant participate during the summers and the 2019-2024 school years. By completing the application, the applicant agrees to participate during the 2019-2024 summer institutes and school year sessions.
If you are unable to upload the form to your application, you can:
If you have any questions about NLIIST, you can contact the program lead.
Ericka Lawton, M.S.
Associate Director for Elementary STEM Education
713-348-4761 | email@example.com