National Math + Science Initiative Blog


Dedicated Educator Pays It Forward

When Kenneth Brantley was asked to teach Advanced Placement® statistics at Oklahoma’s Pauls Valley High School last year, he was reluctant to accept the role. Though he had several years of experience successfully teaching calculus, he had never taught a statistics class. It was the first year the course was being offered at Pauls Valley, which was expanding AP® course offerings as it kicked off its first year of NMSI’s College Readiness Program. With reservations, Kenneth decided to take on the new teaching challenge. Soon after, he attended a NMSI ...

Meet our 2015 Interns

Summer 2015 is here and many fun and exciting things are happening around the NMSI office.  We have nine new faces running around the place and helping the NMSI staff with a variety of tasks. They have a range of interests and talents and we want to introduce them to you! What are your three favorite movies? “Pride & Prejudice” (adamantly only a fan of the 2005 Kiera Knightley version), “History the Story of U.S.,” and I’ve got to say “Pitch Perfect 2”! Describe Dallas traffic in three words. OK (I don’t drive ...

The Power of Partnerships in STEM

Last week, several members of the NMSI team joined educators, policymakers, journalists and nonprofit leaders to discuss the future of STEM education and industry at the U.S. News STEM Solutions Conference in San Diego.  During a session called "The Power of Partnerships: Supporting Student Achievement in STEM", NMSI Interim CEO Matthew Randazzo joined a panel of experts including Camylle Coley, senior advisor to the director for the Department of Basic Research Office (ByteCubed LLC) and Sarah Moynes, an AP® Biology teacher at San Diego's Serra High School.  The speakers highlighted how the ...

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