National Math + Science Initiative Blog


NMSI Teachers Are Spending the Summer Learning

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The Stats Behind the Bats

  As the NMSI team kicks off summer, we are excited to have a new cadre of interns joining us. In the coming weeks, we'll share their viewpoints on math, science, education and what they are learning from their internships. Today we hear from Nathan Mathai, our marketing and communications intern joining us from Furman University in South Carolina, about the math behind a favorite summer sport.  Baseball has always been America’s favorite summer pastime. We love the smell of fresh-cut grass and singing along with the national anthem. We love ...

NMSI Partner School Named a 2015 California Gold Ribbon School

Congratulations to Junipero Serra High School in San Diego for receiving a 2015 Gold Ribbon Award from the California Department of Education in recognition of their outstanding Advanced Placement® success in partnership with NMSI’s College Readiness Program. As part of its commitment to provide rigorous, relevant standards-based curriculum that will prepare their students for success in the 21st century workforce, the school adopted the College Readiness Program in the 2013-14 school year. In Serra High School’s first year in the program, it recorded the highest percentage increase in qualifying math ...

Only for the Brave: Reflections from the Ninth Annual UTeach Conference

Our development manager, Stephanie Markman, shares her reflections on the Ninth Annual UTeach Conference, which was held May 19-21 in Austin, Texas. In his keynote address of the Ninth Annual UTeach Conference, Robert Krulwich, co-host of NPR’s Radiolab, pronounced to a room full of educators and students, “This is not work for the un-brave.” While few may think of teaching science or math as work that requires bravery, he was absolutely right. The work of teaching science and math and the work of preparing excellent teachers requires ingenuity, passion, expertise, adaptability ...

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