San Angelo ISD is proud to announce an outstanding partnership with the National Math and Science Institute (NMSI), the Department of Defense (DoD), and Goodfellow Air Force Base to launch the NMSI College Readiness Program which provides trainings, materials, and resources to our High School STEM Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Through dedicated funding from the DoD’s STEM Education and Outreach office, SAISD was awarded over $358,000 to be split based on enrollment for Central High School and Lake View High School and will go to support STEM learning in our classrooms and scholarships for students.
“The DoD grant and the partnership with NMSI has helped us build an academic culture that supports students in our advanced STEM courses’” said San Angelo ISD Director of Advanced Placement and Fine Arts Tiffany Huebner. “The grant and partnership has provided our teachers with training and classroom supplies as well as providing students with resources that will help them be successful in the course and on the AP exams.”
During the November Regular Board meeting, SAISD shared information regarding the College Readiness Program along with representatives from NMSI, DoD, and Goodfellow AFB. We appreciate our Lake View and Central High School combined JROTC color guard and choirs for joining us to help make this presentation special and sharing their smartness.
“Goodfellow Air Force Base (GAFB) is so excited to celebrate this wonderful news with the San Angelo Independent School District (SAISD)! GAFB has an amazingly close partnership with SAISD, and we enthusiastically collaborated to apply for this game-changing National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) Department of Defense Grant. This NMSI grant will not only benefit our children's education today but will also serve as a powerful projection platform to posture these future adults to support tomorrow's military readiness needs with advanced math, science, English, and critical thinking skills to protect and defend our nation!” said Col. Eugene Moore, 17th Mission Support Group Commander.
“NMSI’s college readiness program has proven to be exemplary in engaging students in STEM, especially students who are historically underrepresented in these subject areas,” said DoD STEM Director Louie Lopez. “The Department of Defense offers unique and immersive internship and career opportunities across the Defense laboratories and centers, including uniformed and civilian roles. STEM skills – such as critical thinking and problem solving – are required for those opportunities, and set the foundation for success across other careers and personal endeavors.”
We sincerely thank the National Math and Science Institute, the Department of Defense, and Goodfellow AFB for their support of furthering STEM initiatives within our classrooms and our mission to produce future-ready graduates. To stay up-to-date on San Angelo ISD, please visit the SAISD website at www.saisd.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
National Math and Science Initiative is a Dallas-based nonprofit with a presence in 40 states. NMSI has served more than 1,300 U.S. high schools to improve student access and achievement in STEM education through teacher training, collaboration with campus leaders and student-focused resources. Schools that participate in the NMSI College Readiness Program see immediate and dramatic increases in the number of students taking Advanced Placement exams and earning qualifying scores. NMSI seeks to give access to high-quality, college-level coursework for all students, particularly those underrepresented in STEM programs, which are often Black, Latino and female students. NMSI has served more than 300 U.S. schools with significant enrollment among military-connected students. Learn more at nms.org.
About DoD STEM
The U.S. Department of Defense’s STEM Education and Outreach programmatic initiatives seek to inspire, cultivate and develop exceptional STEM talent across the education continuum to create a diverse and sustainable STEM talent pool ready to meet current and future defense technological challenges. For more information, visit https://dodstem.us/ or follow @DoDSTEM on social media.