SpaceFoam’s Partnership with NMSI
SpaceFoam™ has launched an ongoing Gift to the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) to help expand their “Laying the Foundation” program in Greater Los Angeles in 2019 and beyond. SpaceFoam™ 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. In addition to this Gift from SpaceFoam™, NMSI and SpaceFoam™ are collaborating to promote awareness of STEM education training and the application of STEM principles in product development and other fields.
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 how you can support NMSI at NMSI’s website.
About Laying the Foundation
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. To date, nearly 50,000 teachers nationwide have participated in “Laying the Foundation” and students taught by participating teachers scored significantly better on ACT Aspire™ math and reading assessments.
Why STEM Education is so important to SpaceFoam
SpaceFoam™ strongly supports NMSI and believes STEM education is critical for developing the technologies, products, and companies that significantly improve the way we live. Having collaborated with top sleep scientists, engineers, and product designers to launch the SpaceFoam™ pillow in November 2018, SpaceFoam™ is proud to be investing in the next generation of innovators. As an organization driven by innovation, science, and technology, SpaceFoam™ works with top sleep scientists, engineers, and product designers to develop the universe’s greatest sleep products. Everything starts with sleep.
“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 SpaceFoam, who clearly understands our mission,” says Bernard Harris, CEO of NMSI.
“SpaceFoam 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 SpaceFoam™.