Laird Kramer, the director of FIU’s STEM Transformation Institute, detailed the university’s efforts to increase the quantity and quality of science and math teachers in the region. FIU recently received a $1.45 million grant from the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) to replicate its successful UTeach program at FIU. “We are committed to producing 50 to 60 new science and math teachers each year,’’ Kramer said. “Students want to be intellectually challenged and we want to provide them with that.’’
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