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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

Noyce participants will each receive a $500 fellowship grant to assist in your pursuit of your studies. This income is only provided for your attendance to the Midwest Regional Noyce Conference. Up to three people from each project are invited to attend.


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.

Host Hotel

The Hilton Hotel is easily accessible, located right 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 address is 10330 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, MO 63134-3303, main phone 314-426-5500.

Noyce participants: a website link will soon be provided for you to make your reservation at the Hilton at a special conference rate. Room reservations must be made by September 12, 2017.

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.

  • Dr. 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

Happy people with flowerRegistration

Registration information will soon be available.



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