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National Math and Science Initiative

ExxonMobil became a founding sponsor of the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) in 2007 with a $125 million commitment to the non-profit organization, which provides scalable, rigorous and cost-effective program solutions that empower school communities to prepare all students to succeed in college and the workforce.

ExxonMobil became a founding sponsor of the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) in 2007 with a $125 million commitment to the non-profit organization, which is focused on dramatically improving math and science education in the U.S.

To better prepare students and teachers for the world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), NMSI replicates proven programs with quantifiable results – such as its College Readiness Program and UTeach™ – on a national scale. NMSI programs are currently in 36 states.

NMSI is effecting change in schools across the country, dramatically increasing AP math, science and English exam pass rates for students participating in the College Readiness programs. By fostering increased access to this rigorous, college-level coursework for all students, NMSI is also helping to close achievement gaps for minority and female students.

A critical component in raising the bar on math and science education is providing high-quality professional development for current teachers, as well recruiting and preparing a new corps of motivated and gifted math and science teachers. Through its programs, NMSI has trained more than 50,000 teachers across the country.

NMSI's hallmark teacher preparation program at the university level, UTeach, is working to build the quality of our future teacher corps. This program ensures that new teachers have both a deep knowledge of math and science as well as the expertise on how to teach these subjects effectively. UTeach is implemented in 44 universities in 21 states and the District of Columbia, and expects to produce 8,000 graduates by 2020, positively impacting more than five million math and science students. The goal is to expand this program to 50 campuses in the next decade.

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