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Friday, November 07, 2008

Video Competition Promotes Math and Science Education

The FILMS (Fun Is Learning Math and Science) competition invites students to make short YouTube videos showing why math and science are fun.

Winners will receive Texas Instruments TI-INSPIRE calculators, up to $3,000 in scholarships, and an expenses-paid trip to the DreamWorks Animation studios in Los Angeles, California, as well as to the premiere of the video in spring 2009.
The contest will run from November 1 through December 15, 2008. AP students are encouraged to submit a two- to three-minute video that references a concept taught in association with the AP curriculum. No more than two students may work on an individual video, and each school can submit only one entry.

About the National Math and Science Initiative

The National Math and Science Initiative, an innovative new effort to improve math and science education in the United States, was launched by leaders in American business, education and science in 2007. The non-profit organization was created in response to the landmark National Academies report “The Gathering Storm,” which warned that the U.S. is losing its pre-eminence in math and science, jeopardizing our country’s ability to compete in the global marketplace.
NMSI has implemented Advanced Placement Training and Incentive programs in six states reaching 13,000 students with AP math, science and English courses. NMSI has also implemented the UTeach program, which is designed to recruit, prepare and retain qualified math, science and computer science teachers, at 13 universities.
More than 1,000 students are enrolled in UTeach programs this fall, providing a potential new wave of teachers with content knowledge in math and science as well as certification.

Source: National Math and Science Initiative