Simmons Assistant Professor Annie Wilhelm and Dedman College’s Associate Professor Scott Norris received a $100,273 Noyce Capacity Building grant from the National Science Foundation to increase the math teacher pipeline. The focus will be on secondary math teachers for placement in the Dallas Independent School District.
Wilhelm and Norris will be working in partnership with the Dallas County Community College District to create a dual-enrollment recruitment program that prepares student scholars for dual degrees in Mathematics and Educational Studies at SMU.
The project includes collaboration with staff from the Budd Center, a unit in Simmons that brings West Dallas nonprofits and schools together. This collaboration will help immerse students in West Dallas throughout the program.
To hear Wilhelm speak about the project, click here.