CSU, Chico News

Future Teachers Invited To Math and Science Event on Feb. 27

Date: 02-18-2009

Kathleen McPartland
Public Affairs
Bill Fisher
Center for Math and Science

High School students and current college students are invited to an informational event on Friday, Feb. 27, 2–4 p.m., Kendall 207, California State University, Chico. Students who have already decided to be teachers and those who may have just begun thinking about it are invited to get acquainted with the fields of math and science and to learn about a variety of scholarship opportunities.

In addition to information about programs and the special opportunities available to students entering the fields of math and science teaching, David Kagan, professor of physics, and Jorgen Berglund, professor of mathematics, will lead people in activities that promise to be exciting and fun, said Bill Fisher, mathematics coordinator of the Center for Math and Science Education at CSU, Chico.

Because of the great need for math and science teachers throughout the nation, many scholarships are now available to those who choose math and science teaching undergraduate programs. Fisher said that a total of over $100,000 is available for next year, with awards from $500 to $10,000.

“Even if you have never considered teaching,” said Fisher, “this is a special event that might help you determine if teaching is something of interest to you. In these hard economic times, the need for qualified secondary math and science teachers continues to be great.”

This event is sponsored by the Center for Math and Science, CSU, Chico, along with the Math and Science Teaching Initiative and the Teacher Recruitment Program.

For more information, call the Center for Math and Science, 530-898-4322.