National Math + Science Initiative Blog



To celebrate Engineers Week 2015 and the many ways in which engineering touches our daily lives, we reached out to several exceptional women engineers to learn about their paths to engineering, their roles as mentors, and their advice for students aspiring to STEM careers. Today, we hear from Zoe Barinaga, Global Polypropylene Marketing Manager with ExxonMobil Chemical Company. The following has been edited and condensed for clarity. How did you get started on the path to being an engineer? Growing up, there weren’t a whole lot of engineers in my family, but my mom ...

Closing the Achievement Gap in Hawaii with College Readiness Program

  The NMSI College Readiness program (formerly known as the NMSI Comprehensive AP Program) is quickly expanding in Hawaii thanks to support from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), and ExxonMobil. Together, we are working to provide consistent education to schools serving military families through the Advanced Placement program.  Today we announced the AP results for Campbell, Leilehua, Mililani and Radford High Schools. In addition to the results of these four exceptional schools, we announced the implementation of the college readiness program at ...

Kalaheo High Marks College Readiness Week with NMSI Launch

                                             HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION News Release February 10, 2014 HONOLULU – A national program aimed at college-and career-readiness kicked off another phase today at Kalaheo High School. The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) encourages high school students to enroll in Advanced Placement (AP) classes and take AP exams.  NMSI is focused on providing exceptional math and science education in high schools on or near U.S. military bases through the highly effective AP program. The program provides excellence and continuity for students whenever their families are transferred because ...

26th Hispanic Heritage Awards Honorees Announced

             26th HISPANIC HERITAGE AWARDS HONOREES ANNOUNCED Target Named Presenting Sponsor of Kennedy Center Ceremony on Sept. 5 and One-Hour MundoFOX Televised Special for Broadcast Sept. 15  WASHINGTON, D.C. (DATE) – The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) today announced the 26th Hispanic Heritage Awards Honorees, who will be celebrated during the prestigious Hispanic Heritage Awards on Sept. 5 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The Awards, which celebrate Hispanic cultural pride, contributions, and accomplishments, will be broadcast on MundoFox, Sunday, Sept. 15, at 6:00 p.m. EST/PST.  Presenters ...

Learning Experiences & Teacher Appreciation

Teacher Appreciation week brings out so many encouraging and inspirational student success stories and results. Sarah Martinez Tucker, NMSI CEO, had gratifying statements on the ExxonMobil’s Perspectives Blog, In appreciation: Why teachers make all the difference: “Exceptional teachers believe in us, keep us stimulated and push us to expect more of ourselves. At the National Math and Science, we work to help educators with teaching strategies and content knowledge – especially in math and science – in order to get students ready for college. “ Today, we’d like to say thank ...

Let's Solve This

The new NMSI Let's Solve This ad just aired and of course we love the one about NMSI as seen below!  Yes. Let's Solve This!!

Let's Solve This

It's April and if you work hard for STEM education in this country you know that the Master's golf tournament is coming and that means the new Let's Solve This ads will be running! The ads clearly make the case that we have a severe problem in this country but that we also have some solutions.  Of course - we love it that NMSI's AP Program and the UTeach program are highlighted.  But last year we had a lot of educators working hard on raising standards in this country ...

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