San Marcos, TX - November 2, 2010
KBR, Inc. has donated $10,000 in support of the Mathworks Junior Summer Math Camp (JSMC) at Texas State University-San Marcos. The funding provides crucial support for student supplies, teachers, and undergraduate mentors. In its 15th summer of operation, the JSMC is a multi-tiered program for 4th-8th grade students. Over 230 young students attend the JSMC each summer, and those who show financial need are awarded scholarships to attend the program cost-free. The JSMC is designed to prepare students for algebra and higher-level mathematics using hands-on activities and explorations.
"We are delighted to have support from KBR for our Junior Summer Math Camp. The teachers and undergraduate mentors who work in our summer program are simply amazing. The camp helps students lay a solid foundation in mathematics throughout their middle school years, inspiring and engaging them to do high-level mathematics. The JSMC has established itself as a program of mathematical excellence, and we are happy that KBR is providing the support needed to make our camp available to students of all economic backgrounds," said Dr. Max Warshauer, Director of Mathworks.
"KBR is proud to support the Mathworks Junior Summer Math Camp. The program plays a key role in ensuring students develop crucial skills in mathematics, and we commend Texas State University-San Marcos for their efforts to further young students' educations," said Heather Browne, KBR Director, Media Relations.
Mathworks is a center for mathematics education at Texas State University - San Marcos with core programs of Summer Programs for K-12 students, Teacher Training, and Curriculum Development. The Mathworks Junior Summer Math Camp and Honors Summer Math Camp are nationally recognized as one of the premier programs in the country. For more information about Mathworks programs, see www.txstate.edu/mathworks.
KBR is a global engineering, construction and services company supporting the energy, hydrocarbon, government services, minerals, civil infrastructure, power and industrial markets. For more information, visit www.kbr.com.