2019 Noyce Scholars Welcome Reception

Welcome to the 2019-2020 Noyce Scholars – Caitlin Leach (integrated science education and biology) and Anna Page (Life Science/Chemistry Education and Chemistry double major)! 

Anna Page

Anna Page officially becomes a Noyce Scholar in Spring 2020. She is a third year undergraduate, pursuing a dual degree in Life Science/Chemistry Education and Chemistry with a minor in Musical Theatre. She is conducting research with the Bretz Research Group about misconceptions in Chemistry Education and what what can be done to eliminate them.

Anna is from Grove City, Ohio where she lives with her parents and her pet turtle, Horatio. Anna also has two older sisters who are her best friends and biggest role models. At home, Anna works as a lifeguard and swim lessons instructor at her local pool and is also a third-year team member at City Barbeque. On campus, Anna is involved in the student-run theatre organization, Stage Left, and is a member of Miami’s chapter of the National Science Teacher Association. She has recently joined the Urban Cohort and is so excited to begin conducting YPAR and working with students at Rothenberg Elementary! She also recently joined the Adopt a School organization and applied to be an EHS ambassador. In her free time, Anna loves to sing, act, read, and be outside as much as possible! She is incredibly excited to be a Noyce Scholar and begin her journey into being a science teacher in an urban community!

Caitlin Leach

Caitlin Leach received the Noyce scholarship starting Fall 2019. She is a 3rd year with a dual major in integrated science education and biology. She is in her first year with Urban Cohort and has been assigned to Oyler school for YPAR. Caitlin is also part of the National Science Teacher Association here at Miami and will be conducting undergraduate research with Dr. Cummins at Edge of the Farm Conservation. Caitlin is a born and raised Cincinnatian and enjoys spending her time in Cincinnati by exploring the parks with her three dogs. She also has two siblings, both are seniors in high school and are searching for colleges, however, neither are looking at Miami unfortunately. Teaching truly runs in her veins with both Caitlin’s mother, father, aunt and both maternal grandparents having education degrees.

Outside of classes, Caitlin works at Project Dragonfly, Miami’s inquiry-based master’s program. She enjoys the atmosphere of people who all care about exploring science and hopes to earn her masters through this program later in life. Caitlin also enjoys cooking and is a very big movie fanatic. Over the summer, Caitlin worked with Nature Next Door, Cincinnati Park’s outreach program for underprivileged youth. This program reaffirmed Caitlin’s belief that teaching science, especially in an urban setting, is the right path for her.

About the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship

The MU-Noyce Scholars program, funded by the National Science Foundation and offered jointly through the College of Education, Health and Society and the College of Arts and Science, responds to the critical need for mathematics and science teachers by encouraging promising science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students and STEM professionals to pursue teaching careers in high-needs schools.