About the WRNA

The Western Regional Noyce Alliance (WRNA) supports Noyce participants within twelve western states through annual conferences, math and science summer institutes, regional networking workshops, and immersive summer research experience for Noyce Scholars, Noyce teachers, and Noyce master teacher Fellows. The Noyce Western Region consists of all institutions within twelve western states — California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Idaho, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Texas, Wyoming and Montana — with at least one active Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program Grant. The goal of the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program is to increase the quality, diversity and quantity of the nation’s (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) STEM teaching workforce willing and able to effectively engage highneeds students in meaningful learning and sustain themselves in the teaching profession.

The WRNA was conceived to support a larger, more inclusive Western Region Noyce learning community with the fundamental goal of delivering professional development targeting best practices in STEM teaching and learning for Noyce Scholars, Noyce teachers, Noyce master teacher fellows, and Noyce leadership. The nine institutions providing the coordinated professional development are San Francisco State University (as the lead), California Polytechnic State University, California State University-Fresno, Northern Arizona University, San Diego State University, the University of Arizona, the University of Portland, the University of Texas at Arlington, the University of Wyoming. The WRNA provides veteran and rising Noyce programs an opportunity to network and learn from one another.