Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
May 13, 2009
The Mathworks program at Texas State University-San Marcos has received a $25,000 gift from the Siemens Foundation in support of Mathworks Honors Summer Math Camp (HSMC).
The Siemens Foundation grant will support 10 “Siemens Fellowships” for students to attend the HSMC.
The HSMC is the flagship program of Mathworks, with 75 students and counselors participating each summer in an intensive mathematics program for gifted students. The HSMC has been recognized by the American Math Society Epsilon Fund as one of the top mathematics programs in the country with eight grants.
Established in 1998, the Siemens Foundation provides nearly $7 million in college scholarships and awards each year for talented students, teachers and educational outreach initiatives in the United States. By supporting outstanding students today, the Foundation helps nurture tomorrow’s scientists and engineers. The Foundation’s mission is based on the culture of innovation, research and educational support that is the hallmark of Siemens’ U.S. operating companies and its parent company, Siemens AG. For more information, visit www.siemens-foundation.org.
Texas Mathworks is a center for mathematics education that develops model programs and self-sustaining learning communities that engage Texas K-12 students from all backgrounds in doing mathematics at a high level. Mathworks was honored 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. For more information about Mathworks programs, contact Texas Mathworks at (512) 245-3439 or see www.txstate.edu/mathworks.