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NMSI Announces Commitment to Bolster STEM Education at White House Event

Today, NMSI’s Chief Academic Officer Gregg Fleisher will join President Obama, the First Lady, and Vice President Biden along with hundreds of college presidents and other higher education leaders to announce new actions to help more students prepare for and graduate from college as part of the White House College Opportunity Day of Action.  Participants of today’s event were asked to commit to new action in one of four areas: building networks of colleges around promoting completion, creating K-16 partnerships around college readiness, investing in high school counselors as ...

President Obama Celebrates Progress on Educate to Innovate STEM Campaign

In November 2009, President Obama launched the Educate to Innovate initiative—an all-hands-on-deck campaign to help more American students get inspired to excel in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects. As part of that initiative—and the First Lady’s Joining Forces effort—NMSI has led a campaign to broaden access to and achievement in rigorous AP coursework in math, science and English to students of military families. This focus on military-connected students provides needed learning continuity for children whose parents may be re-assigned during the school year and helps ensure that ...

NMSI and UTeach Recognized by Senate Budget Committee

During a Senate Budget Committee hearing on May 16, 2013, Dr. John P. Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology, gave a statement concerning the level of Federal support for STEM education in the President’s fiscal year 2014 Budget. According to Dr. Holdren, the President’s budget invests $3.1 billion in STEM education programs which will help prepare and support future and current STEM teachers. The President also aims to “substantially decrease the fragmentation of STEM programs across the Federal government” by implementing a 50% reduction ...

NMSI in the News

We are thrilled, here at NMSI, to have received a $22.5 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to replicate the highly successful UTeach program at 10 leading research universities. But we're no the only ones excited about this investment in education. Check out some of the coverage below regarding NMSI's new partnership with HHMI.  Scientific American:  Top Universities Will Help Train STEM Teachers ScienceInsider: HHMI Gives $22 Million to National Teaching Training Network EdWeek: UTeach Math, Science Program to Expand Reach With $23 Million Grant

NMSI Announces $22.5 Million Grant from Howard Hughes Medical Institute to Expand UTeach Program

Five-year grant will expand highly-successful UTeach program to 10 Leading Research Universities PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) today announced a new $22.5 million grant by Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). The five-year grant from HHMI, one of America’s premier medical research institutions, will make it possible for NMSI to expand The University of Texas at Austin’s highly-successful UTeach program. At an event Monday in Washington, D.C., White House Director of Science and Technology Policy John Holdren praised the grant;  “Research shows—and everyone who has been ...

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