National Math + Science Initiative Blog


NMSI CEO Appointed to University of Texas Board of Regents

We are pleased to share that this morning, Texas Governor Greg Abbott appointed NMSI CEO Sara Martinez Tucker as one of two new members to The University of Texas System Board of Regents. The Board of Regents is composed of nine members who are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. Terms for Regents are scheduled for six years each. Tucker is one of two new appointments made by Abbott that will be effective February 1, 2015. “My time at NMSI has reinforced by long-held belief that all students are ...

Gifts from Bechtel Group Foundation to Support UTeach Alumni

Beginning in 2014, Bechtel Group Foundation—the giving arm of the Bechtel group of engineering and construction firms—has awarded gifts totaling $300,000 to support NMSI’s UTeach Expansion Program, a collaborative partnership forged with the UTeach Institute at The University of Texas at Austin to grow the STEM teacher workforce in communities across the country. Beyond supporting the graduation of top-notch math and science teachers, NMSI is committed to increasing retention of UTeach graduates in the classroom, increasing student achievement in new teachers’ classrooms, and moving new teachers along the continuum from novice ...

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