Texas--the National Math and Science Initiative, whose goal is to foster the next generation of scientists and engineers.
TEXAS -- The National Math and Science Initiative, whose goal is to
foster the next generation of scientists and engineers, was launched in
March by leaders in the education community and ExxonMobil with $125
million in initial support from that corporation. Based in Dallas, the
nonprofit initiative seeks to improve U.S. global competitiveness by
expanding two programs that have proven successful in Texas schools.
This fall, it will award grants in up to 10 states for training and
incentive programs for Advanced Placement (AP) and pre-AP courses, and
up to 10 colleges and universities for the replication of the UTeach
program, which encourages math and science majors to enter the teaching
profession. Within five years, the initiative plans to expand these
programs to 150 school districts in 20 states and to more than 50