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SpaceFoam™ Supports Expansion of the National Math and Science Initiative’s “Laying the Foundation” Program

SpaceFoam™ is proud to be partnering with NMSI in Greater Los Angeles, providing vital funding for
STEM teacher training


LOS ANGELES, CA (December 4, 2018) Today, SpaceFoam™ announces the launch of an ongoing Gift to
the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) to help expand its “Laying the Foundation” program in
Greater Los Angeles in 2019 and beyond. SpaceFoam™ and NMSI believe STEM education is critical to
fostering innovation and driving economic prosperity for America’s youth, and both organizations are
proud to be closely partnering together to support STEM education and teacher training.

Quality STEM education starts with well-trained and well-supported teachers. Delivered by best-in-class
expert educators, “Laying the Foundation” builds on research-based strategies to help teachers raise the
bar for student attainment and facilitate more sophisticated thinking and learning. This program allows
teachers of grades 3-12 to build subject matter expertise, enhance their ability to lead diverse
classrooms, master new technologies, and prepare students to be confident and highly creative problem
solvers.

“We’re working to ensure that every student has the knowledge and skills to thrive in today’s
increasingly technology-driven society, and we’re excited to be partnering with SpaceFoam, who clearly
understands our mission,” says Bernard Harris, CEO of NMSI. To date, nearly 50,000 teachers nationwide
have participated in “Laying the Foundation” and students taught by participating teachers scored
significantly better on ACT Aspire™ math and reading assessments.

“SpaceFoam could not have been created without the type of education that NMSI is continually
developing and enhancing for America’s future innovation leaders,” says Sam Broder-Fingert, President
of SpaceFoam™. “We’re proud to be investing in this next generation of innovators.” The company
collaborated with top sleep scientists, engineers, and product designers to launch the SpaceFoam™
pillow in November 2018.

In addition to this Gift from SpaceFoam™, NMSI and SpaceFoam™ are collaborating to promote
awareness of STEM education training and the application of STEM principles in product development
and other fields.


About the National Math & Science Initiative
Launched in 2007, the National Math and Science Initiative increases students’ access and achievement
in rigorous Math, Science, and English courses through engaging programs that are rooted in
partnerships with local schools, governments, and organizations throughout the country. The nonprofit
National Math and Science Initiative is nationally recognized for providing programs proven to benefit
students, teachers, schools and communities in 40 states and the District of Columbia. NMSI’s CEO is
world-renowned veteran astronaut Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr., the first African-American to complete a space walk. NMSI’s donors include ExxonMobil, Texas Instruments, the O’Donnell Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity, and other corporate, foundation and individual donors who support STEM education. Learn more at NMS.org.

NMSI Media Contact
Juan Elizondo, jelizondo@nms.org, 214-346-1249

About SpaceFoam™
SpaceFoam™ is on a mission to provide the best and most restful sleep for all mankind. As an organization driven by innovation, science, and technology, SpaceFoam™ works with top sleep scientists, engineers, and product designers to develop the universe’s greatest sleep products. Everything starts with sleep. SpaceFoam’s research and testing on memory foam, which was first used in NASA spacecrafts as a shock absorber, played a critical role in the development of the organization’s unique flagship product, the SpaceFoam™ pillow. This pillow is 75% lighter than traditional memory foam, with the same support and 5x better recovery, providing a feeling of weightless rest and uninterrupted deeper sleep. Its IceFibre™ cover delivers a cooling sensation more than twice as strong as other materials. For more information about SpaceFoam™, visit SpaceFoam.com.

SpaceFoam™ Media Contact
Sam Broder-Fingert, SpaceFoam, sbroder@spacefoam.com, 833-772-2336