HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Grant from GE Foundation to University of Houston to strengthen math, tech 'pipeline'

HOUSTON, April 13, 2004 A $300,000 grant from the GE Foundation to the University of Houston will enhance an education program aimed at encouraging students to pursue college-level studies in the quantitative areas of mathematics, science, technology and engineering.

The GE Foundation's Math Excellence Program Grant, given to UH's College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM), is designed to support the creation of a "math and technology pipeline" at the middle and high school levels that engages teachers, as well as women and minority students from the greater Houston metropolitan area in professional development and service learning activities. Targeting underserved communities, the program is designed to strengthen and expand mathematics skills and technological self-efficacy of both teachers and students, while encouraging students' pursuit of such study.

"We're honored to be one of only 32 universities in the U.S. receiving this type of grant from the GE Foundation," said John Bear, dean of UH's College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. "This is the first partnership of its kind in Texas and is a natural fit, given our commitment to community outreach and the diversity of our student base."

Richard Stewart, vice president of GE Energy, said, "We look forward to working closely with the education community to make this program a true success story. The support from the GE Foundation will enable GE volunteers, University professionals and faculty and staff from Houston ISD schools to effectively partner to create a much-needed mathematics and technology pipeline in Houston."

In partnership with Ross Shaw Sterling High School and Thomas Middle School (a feeder school for Sterling) in HISD, NSM's Department of Mathematics is working with Sterling's executive principal, Daisy Maura, to develop outreach programs. With the support of GE volunteers and other organizations, this program is designed to foster increased int
'"/>

Contact: Lisa Merkl
lkmerkl@uh.edu
713-743-8192
University of Houston
14-Apr-2004


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Grant advances biochemical engineering laboratory
2. GlaxoSmithKline Drug Discovery and Development Research Grant Program 2004
3. McGill Centre for Intellectual Property Policy receives $3 million SSHRC Grant
4. Grant promotes marine ornamental fish aquaculture
5. Grant of powerful computer to Rutgers-Newark will increase understanding of brain activity
6. Grant renews funding of research toward cloning primates
7. Lipids get the spotlight in new NIGMS Glue Grant
8. Grant funds research to develop tissue-engineered solutions for heart disease
9. Grant strengthens research arm of Penn State Hershey Medical Centers ALS Clinic
10. Sea Grant News & Notes for March 26, 2003
11. Grant funds research to develop microbicide barrier to HIV

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/8/2019)... LA JOLLA, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... September 06, ... ... and the Board of Directors of Nanosens Innovations have each authorized the respective ... would become a subsidiary of Cardea, with the Nanosens brand representing a series ...
(Date:8/27/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... August 26, 2019 , ... Shoreline ... to the strain level, has hired Bill McKenzie as its CEO and Karen Woodward ... to help Shoreline Biome meet growing demand for its products and expand the company’s ...
(Date:8/25/2019)... ... 2019 , ... BioInformatics, part of Science and Medicine Group, ... helps connect companies with a network of thousands of life science and medical ... is moving faster than ever, and we have built a qualitative offering to ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:8/6/2019)... ... August 06, 2019 , ... The National Science ... of a community project that will engage middle and early high school students ... “A Youth-Led Citizen Science Network for Community Environmental Assessment.” Collaborative partners presenting the ...
(Date:7/26/2019)... , ... July 25, 2019 , ... ... leaders through off-the-record collaboration and dialogue, today announces its Boston BD ... Hotel. As part of Biotech Week Boston , the event provides an ...
(Date:7/19/2019)... Calif. (PRWEB) , ... July 18, 2019 , ... ... also known as “Ravi Everest,” will be joining forces with California-based charity Coalition ... held from July 20-22nd. Coalition Duchenne raises awareness and funding for Duchenne muscular ...
(Date:7/17/2019)... , ... July 16, 2019 , ... ... to a recent report from Kalorama Information. Abbott, Roche and Siemens Healthineers and ... Kalorama Information’s latest report, Worldwide Market for Point-of-Care (POC) Diagnostics . , ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: