San Marcos, TX - June 29, 2016
Grande Communications, the Texas-based broadband communications company, has awarded Mathworks at Texas State University a $1,050 grant to support the 2016 Honors Summer Math Camp (HSMC). This grant will provide support for student scholarships, ensuring that all admitted students can attend regardless of their financial background. Mathworks provides students opportunities to do higher-level mathematics while developing their creativity and problem solving abilities.
This grant was made possible by the Grande Cares Club, an employee-based giving program that has distributed over $2 million to local Texas communities. The program focuses on basic human services, education, and positive initiatives for at-risk youth. Grande Cares Club members Julie Clayton and Ola Young presented the check to Mathworks on June 22, and were able to meet many of the campers at the HSMC.
The Mathworks HSMC is a six-week residential program for talented high school students who have a passion for mathematics and learning. Each summer, 60 students are invited to attend the HSMC, held on the campus of Texas State University in San Marcos. Students are taught by Texas State mathematics faculty, mentored by undergraduate counselors, and share in the joy of exploring mathematics with their peers. Thanks to the support provided by foundations, corporations, and individuals, students who would not otherwise be able to attend are provided mathematical learning opportunities at the HSMC.
About Grande Communications, LLC
Grande Communications is a Texas-based broadband communications company that offers a full suite of Internet, TV, and phone services for residential and business customers through its state-of-the-art, high-capacity, hybrid fiber-optic network. Since its launch 15 years ago, Grande has offered Texans a real choice in entertainment and communications services plus outstanding local customer and technical support. Grande proudly serves the following communities: Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, San Marcos, Waco, Temple, Corpus Christi, Midland, and Odessa. For more information, visit mygrande.com, like Grande Communications on Facebook, or follow @grandecom on Twitter.
Mathworks is a center for innovation in mathematics education at Texas State University. Our mission is to develop model programs and self-sustaining learning communities that engage Texas K-12 students from all backgrounds in doing mathematics at a high level. Mathworks core programs are the Junior and Honors Summer Math Camps, Teacher Training, and Curriculum Development.