The Mathworks program at Texas State University-San Marcos has received a $96,000 grant from the Sid W. Richardson Foundation.The grant directly supports the Richardson Fellows and Richardson Scholars programs that are part of the Texas State Honors Summer Math Camp and teacher preparation programs at Texas State.
The Richardson Fellows program provides a unique early teaching experience for Texas State undergraduates to work with teacher mentors from San Marcos and other districts. The Richardson Scholars program also provides support for students to attend the nationally recognized Honors Summer Math Camp for six weeks during the summer. Richardson Scholars take high level mathematics courses, and advanced students work on research projects that are submitted to the Siemens Competition and Intel Competition.
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.
By JAYME BLASCHKE
University News Service