Our Strategy

The Situation

The United States is losing its competitive edge in math and science while the rest of the world soars ahead. Our knowledge capital, which fuels innovation and economic growth, is at risk. 

Did you know?

  • U.S. students recently finished 27th in math and 20th in science in the ranking of 34 countries.
  • Women currently constitute 48 percent of the U.S. workforce but hold just 24 percent of the U.S. jobs in STEM.
  • Fewer than 15 percent of American engineers are women.
  • Sixty percent of the new jobs that will become available in the 21st Century will require skills possessed by only 20 percent of the current workforce. Two-thirds of those jobs will require at least some post-secondary education. 
  • The U.S. may be short as many as three million high-skilled workers by 2018.
  • The U.S. is ranked No. 48 in quality of math and science education by the World Economic Forum. 

Our Approach

NMSI is transforming STEM education in America by training teachers in grades 3-12 to inspire students to succeed in rigorous math and science courses and by recruiting and preparing more college students to become dedicated math and science teachers. We don’t reinvent the wheel. Our programs have been proven to produce immediate results that can be sustained over time. They are classroom-tested and have a proven track record. They are cost-effective. They are changing lives.

NMSI transforms STEM education by focusing on the most critical element in education – teaching. 

  • NMSI replicates the UTeach Program, which significantly improves the quantity and quality of new math and science teachers. UTeach produces STEM teachers who are confident and competent in their subject matter.
  • NMSI’s Laying the Foundation Program for the existing teacher corps provides critical training and resources aligned with Common Core State Standards, leading to increased rigor for all students. 
  • NMSI’s College Readiness Program expands the number of traditionally underrepresented students achieving at high levels.
  • NMSI’s focus on military families brings the College Readiness Program to high schools serving military installations.

Our Impact

Help us multiply success across our nation. We are off to a great start, but we need more allies for this crucial national mission. You can get involved by: