The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) is working with President Obama, Mrs. Obama and the Department of Defense on a math and science outreach initiative for students in military families. I got to spend some time over at NMSI to hear more about this great program to beef up math and science instruction and opportunities at schools near and on military bases.
For the White House this is a perfect next step to help with NMSI's Initiative for Military Families (IMF). The focus is on improving math and science education to get more students into Advanced Placement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
The DoD got involved due to the realization that they get a large number of recruits who are staying in the 'family business'. Military families understand the military and are one of the best places for the next generation of recruits. So it makes sense to invest in their education to ensure they have the technical abilities we need.
More to come on this but congrats to NMSI for taking care of our Military Families!!