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A publication of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at Baylor University

March 7, 2014
by Baylor OVPR
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Baylor faculty win national award for math & science education

Dr. Rachelle Rogers (left) and Dr. Trena Wilkerson

Dr. Rachelle Rogers (left) and Dr. Trena Wilkerson were among the Baylor faculty members who gave a presentation on the GEAR UP Math Initiative at SSMA’s 2013 convention.

A group of Baylor faculty recently accepted a national award honoring the Math Initiative, a middle school education program developed by faculty in the School of Education and the department of mathematics in the College of Arts & Sciences.  The School Science and Mathematics Association (SSMA) presented the Baylor team with the Award for Excellence in Integrating Science and Mathematics.

Math Initiative is part of GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs), a U.S. Department of Education grant-funded program that encourages students in local secondary schools to pursue higher education. Dr. Truell Hyde, Baylor’s vice provost for research, was the principal investigator on the GEAR UP grant.

Click here to read more about the award.