News Release: MIND RESEARCH INSTITUTE’S ST MATH PROGRAM ADMITTED TO NEW NATIONAL ‘STEMWORKS’ DATABASE FOR CORPORATE INVESTORS
ST Math passes diligent review by Change the Equation’s independent evaluator as having met the rigorous threshold of an effective STEM solution
The nonprofit, CEO-led initiative Change the Equation (CTEq) admitted MIND Research Institute’s ST Math®, an instructional software program, as one of its CTEq’s new ‘STEMworks’ database. CTEq’s independent evaluator rated the submitted programs on CTEq’s 13 ‘principles for effective STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) learning programs.’ After this objective review, the evidence documenting ST Math’s achievement of these principles was successfully validated. ST Math, created by the neuroscience and education research-based, non-profit MIND Research Institute, is a proven blended learning approach to teaching and learning mathematics.
“We are gratified to learn that ST Math successfully met the rubrics of an effective STEM program as defined by Change the Equation,” said Ted Smith, Chairman and CEO of MIND Research Institute. “ST Math has been improving the math performance and engagement of children and youth across the country for more than a decade, and we are pleased to be recognized by this prestigious group for having a significant impact in STEM education.”
CTEq, which is governed by business leaders such as Intel CEO Craig Barrett and STEM learning experts such as former astronaut Sally Ride, has a membership of more than 100 companies. It was created to mobilize business leaders to improve the quality of STEM learning in the United States, and guide the business community in their philanthropic and advocacy efforts with regard to STEM. MIND Research Institute currently enjoys the support of several CTEq member companies, including Boeing Company, Chevron Corporation, Cisco Systems, Fluor, JP Morgan Chase, Northrop Grumman, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sempra, State Farm Insurance and Verizon.
CTEq, which launched the STEMworks database last week, solicited submissions for review by an independent evaluator during a pilot phase in April. According to CTEq Executive Director, Linda Rosen, “The STEMworks database is a critical resource for STEM learning advocates, program developers, educators and funders who are looking for programs that meet a high bar for effectiveness.”
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