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Space Foam Supports Expansion of the National Math and Science Initiative’s “Laying the Foundation” Program

Space Foam Supports Expansion of the National Math and Science Initiative’s “Laying the Foundation” Program

LOS ANGELES, CA (December 4, 2018) Today, Space FoamTM announces the launch of an ongoing Gift to the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) to help expand its “Laying the Foundation” program in Greater Los Angeles in 2019 and beyond. Space FoamTM and NMSI believe STEM education is critical to fostering innovation and driving economic prosperity for America’s youth, and both organizations are proud to be closely partnering together to support STEM education and teacher training. 

Quality STEM education starts with well-trained and well-supported teachers. Delivered by best-in-class expert educators, “Laying the Foundation” builds on research-based strategies to help teachers raise the bar for student attainment and facilitate more sophisticated thinking and learning. This program allows teachers of grades 3-12 to build subject matter expertise, enhance their ability to lead diverse classrooms, master new technologies, and prepare students to be confident and highly creative problem solvers.

“We’re working to ensure that every student has the knowledge and skills to thrive in today’s increasingly technology-driven society, and we’re excited to be partnering with Space Foam, who clearly understands our mission,” says Bernard Harris, CEO of NMSI. To date, nearly 50,000 teachers nationwide have participated in “Laying the Foundation” and students taught by participating teachers scored significantly better on ACT AspireTM math and reading assessments.

“Space Foam could not have been created without the type of education that NMSI is continually developing and enhancing for America’s future innovation leaders,” says Sam Broder-Fingert, President of Space FoamTM. “We’re proud to be investing in this next generation of innovators.” The company collaborated with top sleep scientists, engineers, and product designers to launch the Space FoamTM pillow in November 2018. 

In addition to this Gift from Space FoamTM, NMSI and Space FoamTM are collaborating to promote awareness of STEM education training and the application of STEM principles in product development and other fields.

About the National Math & Science Initiative

Launched in 2007, the National Math and Science Initiative increases students’ access and achievement in rigorous Math, Science, and English courses through engaging programs that are rooted in partnerships with local schools, governments, and organizations throughout the country. The nonprofit National Math and Science Initiative is nationally recognized for providing programs proven to benefit students, teachers, schools and communities in 40 states and the District of Columbia. NMSI’s CEO is world-renowned veteran astronaut Dr. Bernard A. Harris, Jr., the first African-American to complete a space walk. NMSI’s donors include ExxonMobil, Texas Instruments, the O’Donnell Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity, and other corporate, foundation and individual donors who support STEM education.   Learn more at NMS.org.

NMSI Media Contact

Juan Elizondo, jelizondo@nms.org, 214-346-1249

About Space FoamTM

Space FoamTM is on a mission to provide the best and most restful sleep for all mankind. As an organization driven by innovation, science, and technology, Space FoamTM works with top sleep scientists, engineers, and product designers to develop the universe’s greatest sleep products. Everything starts with sleep. Space Foam’s research and testing on memory foam, which was first used in NASA spacecrafts as a shock absorber, played a critical role in the development of the organization’s unique flagship product, the Space FoamTM pillow. This pillow is 75% lighter than traditional memory foam, with the same support and 5x better recovery, providing a feeling of weightless rest and uninterrupted deeper sleep. Its IceFibreTM cover delivers a cooling sensation more than twice as strong as other materials. For more information about Space FoamTM, visit SpaceFoam.com

Space FoamTM Media Contact

Sam Broder-Fingert, Space Foam, sbroder@spacefoam.com, 833-772-2336