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Mathworks receives leadership development grant from Intel

Date of Release: 01/18/2006

SAN MARCOS—Texas Mathworks has been honored with a grant from the Intel Foundation in support of a leadership development program as part of the Mathworks Honors Summer Math Camp (HSMC) at Texas State University-San Marcos.

The $30,000 grant will support HSMC, the flagship program of Mathworks. With 75 students and counselors participating each summer in an intensive mathematics program, the HSMC has been recognized by the American Math Society Epsilon Fund as one of the top mathematics programs in the country for the past three years.

Mathworks was recognized by Governor Rick Perry as one of five programs in Texas to receive the 2001 Texas Higher Education Star Award for Closing the Gaps, in recognition of its success in raising the mathematics level for all students, particularly underserved groups.

The Intel Leadership Development Program formalizes the role of the counselors and future leaders who participate in the HSMC. Intel Scholars will serve in different capacities--counselors, seminar instructors, mentors for younger students, and working with faculty and students on research as well as curriculum development. The Intel Scholars in the HSMC will set a standard of excellence while nurturing our best and brightest to support research and innovation in math, science and technology.

Intel, in collaboration with educators and government leaders worldwide, is committed to helping today’s students develop the higher-level thinking skills they need to participate and succeed in a knowledge-based economy. Other major initiatives include the Intel Science Talent Search and the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, which recognize students for outstanding scientific research. For more information, visit www.intel.com/education.

Mathworks is a center for excellence in math and math education at Texas State that is dedicated to raising the level of mathematics for students and teachers.

For more information about Mathworks, including an application for AMS Epsilon Fund scholarships and the HSMC, contact the director, Max Warshauer, at (512) 245-2935 or see the website www.txstate.edu/mathworks