Latest National Math and Science Initiative Stories

2014-09-30 08:40:15

DALLAS, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) boosted student enrollment in college-level math, science and English courses by more than 50,000 in the 2013-14 school year. Based on the most recent data from the College Board, NMSI's College Readiness Program--working in just 566 schools--also raised the number of Advanced Placement* qualifying exam scores by more than 18,500 exams, representing more than 13,000 additional students who are...

2014-05-12 12:36:36

Applauds 200 Organizations and Implores Them To "Keep Working Together:" "Our Kids and Our Future Depend on It" NEW YORK, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- President Barack Obama, in a pre-recorded video for 100Kin10's third annual Summit, applauded 100Kin10, its partner organizations, and their collective success in their commitment to "train and recruit more than 40,000 STEM teachers by 2016 and to encourage more of these talented educators to stay in the classroom longer." The...

2014-04-08 08:31:58

Houston Astronaut and Nationally Renowned Innovation and Science Education Expert Dr. Mae C. Jemison Applauds STEM Education-to-Workforce Pipeline as First-of-its-Kind BAYTOWN, Texas, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As demand grows in Greater Houston for more skilled and diverse STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) workers, Bayer Corporation is meeting the challenge by investing more than $400,000 to strengthen STEM education and create a continuous STEM...

2014-02-04 12:32:07

DALLAS, Jan. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) today announced the expansion of the UTeach secondary science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teacher preparation program to five research universities, made possible by a $22.5 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). With the expansion of UTeach to these universities and five more in the fall of 2015, the program will be in 45 universities and is expected to...

2014-01-17 08:25:23

Aberdeen selected out of 465 participating schools nationwide for award recognizing outstanding achievement in Advanced Placement courses ABERDEEN, Md., Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) today named Aberdeen High School "School of the Year" for outstanding results on Advanced Placement* (AP) math, science and English exams. NMSI and The Boeing Company presented the award to Aberdeen students and faculty at a special celebration...

2013-08-14 23:04:08

Online Academy Program Brings Successes of Sally Ride Science Training to Educators Across the United States San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 14, 2013 Today, Sally Ride Science announced the launch of a new online academy designed to provide professional development in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to educators across the United States. Building on its popular Sally Ride Science Academy brought to you by ExxonMobil, the online academy will deliver convenient access to...

2013-07-16 23:17:17

150 educators selected from across the country to attend 2013 academies; academies in San Diego showcase careers and diverse role models in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields; more than 8,500 educators trained to date, impacting close to one million students; program established by Dr. Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, and continues as part of her legacy with the support of ExxonMobil. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 The Sally Ride Science Academy,...

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