math en Innovative math workshop gets grant to expand program <p></p><p>A math workshop designed in upstate New York has received a $120,000 grant to advance the model nationally.</p><p>The Rochester Institute of Technology's annual Summer Mathematics Institute Teachers’ Workshop aims to share strong stories about math in the real world to high school teachers.</p><p>The workshops bring together teachers to hear how professionals use math in a variety of careers ranging from baseball to counter-terrorism, engineering and cancer research.</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 19:21:12 +0000 Kate O'Connell 41802 at Innovative math workshop gets grant to expand program NY makes moves to improve STEM education <p>President Barack Obama has proclaimed that STEM education is a national priority.&nbsp; STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.</p><p>New York state is looking at ways to improve the STEM education the state&#39;s children receive. This kind of education has &nbsp;become more important in recent years, because that&#39;s where the jobs are. However, recent statistics show U.S. achievement in these skills lags behind much of Europe and Asia.</p><p> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 19:59:31 +0000 Ellen Abbott 20444 at