ZANESVILLE -- An Ohio University Zanesville student under the mentoring of Dr. Pramod Kanwar, associate professor of mathematics at the Zanesville campus, has been awarded the Robert Noyce Scholarship for students who plan to pursue a career in education. The program seeks to increase the number of K-12 teachers with strong STEM content knowledge who teach in high-need school districts.

Dennis Wilson of West Lafayette, a middle childhood education major at Ohio University, was awarded the scholarship for 2010.

The Robert Noyce Scholarship Program, authorized under the National Science Foundation Authorization Act of 2002 (P.L. 107-368), responds to the critical need for K-12 teachers of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by encouraging talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students and STEM professionals to pursue teaching careers in elementary and secondary schools.

For information about the Robert Noyce Scholarship, visit http://www.seocems.org/noyce.shtml.