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Connecting STEM Learning to the Community

Noyce Conference: Connecting STEM Learning to the Community

Midwest Regional Robert Noyce Conference 2017

The Midwest Regional Robert Noyce Conference will be October 14-15, 2017 at the Hilton St. Louis Airport location.

Conference Objectives

  • Building on the partnerships and networking from the Noyce Conference grants of 2014 and 2015 to develop evidence-based learning communities among Noyce teachers.
  • Increase the personal and professional connections among Midwest Noyce project members and Noyce Scholars across the region.
  • Enhance the scholarship of teaching and learning among Noyce participants and scholars.

Event Schedule

  • Friday, October 13
    Registration at Hotel 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Saturday, October 14
    Conference 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, October 15
    Conference 8:30 AM to 12:00 Noon

Fellowship Grant

Current and prior Noyce project participants are invited to attend the Midwest Regional Noyce Conference 2017, with a limit of up to three people per project (including current and former PIs, Scholars, Fellows and MTFs). Each project participant that attends the conference will receive a $500 fellowship grant to assist in the pursuit of your studies, and the check will be mailed after the conference.


Register for the conference online!

If you need a special accommodation to fully participate in this conference, please email your information to Please allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.


Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided on Saturday of the conference, and continental breakfast will be provided on Sunday. No other meals or transportation costs such as flights, baggage, gas, rental car, and taxis will be reimbursed by the Noyce Conference. No per diem will be provided for this conference. Each participant is responsible for his/her own transportation to the event, and for making his/her own hotel room reservation.

As part of the conference program, you will visit a specific site location for the purpose of developing curriculum that you could later apply in your hometown. Sites may include the City Museum, Forest Park, Gateway St. Louis Arch, Great Rivers Greenway, and more. Please plan to wear comfortable clothing and shoes, and you might want to also bring an umbrella because your site visit will occur rain or shine.

Host Hotel

The Hilton St. Louis Airport Hotel will host the Midwest Regional Robert Noyce Conference and is offering a special room rate of $90 per night for this event.

Reserve your room directly with the Hilton at this link. If you prefer to contact them by phone, use the toll free number 800-564-7386 and specify that you want to reserve a room in the "Robert Noyce Group Block" or under code "RNM." Make your reservation early, the discounted room rate will only be available until September 13, 2017 at 5:00 PM CST, or until the group block is sold out, whichever happens first.

The Hilton is located beside Lambert St. Louis International Airport (STL), along interstate highway 70, two miles west of I-170 and three miles east of I-270. For overnight guests, the airport offers free 24-hour shuttle service to the airport and the local area, a heated indoor pool, 24-hour fitness center, and free Wi-Fi in your hotel room. The hotel is located at 10330 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, MO 63134, main phone 314-426-5500.

Midwest Noyce Projects Map

Midwest Noyce Projects Map

Organizing Committee

Conference organizers form a partnership across five Noyce projects at five institutions. The collaborating team comes from Illinois State University; Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis; University of Missouri, St. Louis; Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville; and Wheaton College.

  • Happy people with flowerDr. Willy Hunter, Illinois State University (Chair)
  • Dr. Charles Granger, University of Missouri, St. Louis
  • Dr. Jessica Krim, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • Dr. Keith Miller, University of Missouri, St. Louis
  • Dr. Kim Nguyen, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis
  • Dr. Laura Barwegen, Wheaton College
  • Dr. Monica Medina, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis
  • Nicolle Von Der Heyde, University of Missouri, St. Louis


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