Siemens Foundation Awards Mathworks $25,000 Grant
Mathworks is excited to announce that they have been award a grant of $25,000 from the Siemens Foundation to support students and teachers to attend Mathworks summer programs. This will support 6 Siemens Fellows scholarships for students to attend the Mathworks Honors Summer Math Camp (HSMC) and two Siemens Teaching Fellows that will support teachers attending the Junior Summer Math Camp (JSMC) teacher training program. Teachers will then begin their own JSMC, and pilot the Mathworks Curriculum during the following school year. This curriculum is designed to prepare all students for algebra and higher level mathematics.
The HSMC is 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 with 8 grants. Mathworks was recognized by Governor 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.
Established in 1998, the Siemens Foundation provides nearly $2 million in college scholarships and awards each year for talented high school students in the United States. By supporting outstanding students today, and recognizing the teachers and schools that inspire their excellence, 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.
Mathworks is a center for education at Texas State University which develops model programs and self-sustaining learning communities that engage Texas K-12 students in doing mathematics at a high level. The Siemens Fellows Program in partnership with Texas Mathworks will develop a cadre of future scientists and teachers from schools throughout Texas. For more information about the summer program, including application packets, see the web at www.txstate.edu/mathworks, or call Mathworks at 512-245-3439.