Winter news

November and December have been wonderful months for Math4Science. Thanks to many hours of work by our staff and the lawyers at O’Melveny & Myers, led by Vladimir Yelizarov and Junaid Chida, we completed and mailed our 501(c)(3) application. The narrative attached to Form 1023, a 105-page document, includes a few of the STEM professional profiles on our Meet the Scientists page, the lesson and practice problems featured on Explore Math, an explanation of our current and future programming, and a four-year budget. We are grateful to everyone who helped us complete the forms and narrative and to our Directors… Learn more

Fall news

In the last couple of months, Math4Science has added more exciting new bios. Check our Meet the Scientists page to learn about Behavioral Ecologist John Hoogland, who studies prairie dogs; Bioengineer Derek West, who uses nanotechnology to treat cancer; Immunologist Kent Teague, who investigates the effects of physical (think football) and psychological (think psychological childhood traumas) stress on the immune system; and Civil Engineer Cynthia Bridge Clark, who helps allocate water supplies in her state. Like our other STEM professionals, these newcomers to Math4Science work across the United States and are based in Maryland, Texas, Oklahoma, and Idaho. At the… Learn more

Incorporation, Nanotechnology, Educator Surveys … and Beyond

Math4Science, Inc. is now officially incorporated in the State of New York, thanks to the efforts of Vladimir Yelizarov of O’Melveny & Myers, who came to us by way of New York Lawyers for the Public Interest. In the months ahead, we will complete the paperwork necessary to make our application to the IRS, becoming a 501(c)(3) organization. We welcome Funding and Outreach Coordinator Erica Heisman, who has joined our team and helped us begin fundraising research. Erica’s also extending M4S’s outreach to scientists and schools. We look forward to what nonprofit status and the funds it will enable us… Learn more

What’s new from M4S

Many new scientist bios are going up on our website. Read about Engineer Julia Lintern, who helps keep Jet Blue’s passengers safe and has also applied her math skills to designing clothes and puppets. And check out Environmental Scientist T.J. Eatmon, whose students design and run aquaponics systems to breed fish and edible plants. Oceanographer Emmanuel Boss examines the ways light and sound move through water and uses the data he gathers to learn about the contents of Earth’s oceans. And Eric Pallant travels the world to help address environmental and social problems in places as far apart as Meadville,… Learn more

School’s Out for Summer but M4S is Just Getting Started

If you’ve been browsing the site, you may have noticed a few recent additions. We’re in the process of adding the Math4Science Board of Directors to our team page. We couldn’t be prouder to welcome Eduardo Castell, Colin Chellman, and Kenyatta Matthews to our team. They bring M4S a wealth of experience in their professions, homes, and universities and will help us create a top rate organization. But don’t take our word for it: read about our Board here. Haroon Malak, Analytical Support Scientist and Radiation Safety Officer at Mars, told us about the work he does to make sure… Learn more

Lawyers, Scientists, and Directors

As spring in Brooklyn moves toward summer, and the academic year draws to a close, Math4Science continues to build a solid legal foundation, expand its connections to STEM professionals, and develop a sustainable model for corporate governance. On the legal front, we are grateful for our amazing legal team at O’Melveney & Myers, which is helping us establish M4S as a 501 (c)(3) corporation. We are currently reviewing our proposed documents of incorporation; we expect to file those with the State of New York in the coming days and weeks. Once we have reached that important milestone we will apply… Learn more

Lawyers, X-ray Crystallography, and Aerospace Engineering: A Big Week for M4S

This week has seen Math4Science reach an important milestone: we are now officially on our way to incorporating as a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. Last week we met with attorneys from the firm of O’Melveny and Myers, who are helping us with our incorporation at no cost, thanks to the helpful assistance of NYLPI, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest. Special thanks goes to Jessica Lauredan of NYLPI for arranging and facilitating this exciting relationship. Soon we will begin the incorporation process, which we hear should not take long at all. As a corporation, we will then write bylaws,… Learn more

Math4Science Online

We’ve been very busy and productive at Math4Science recently, improving our website, adding content to it, and getting our legal and financial house in order. Thanks to Director of Product Mia Otte, our beta website (Math4Science.org) is fully functional, with a beautiful logo, a mission statement, some great information about M4S, and especially several informative bios of scientists working in exciting fields, including astrophysicists Scott Tremaine and Lucianne Walkowicz, physical ecologist Manuel Lerdau, and spacecraft systems engineer Paul Mirel. Each of these professionals generously shared their interests and experiences with us so that Math4Science students can learn more about the… Learn more

The latest update from M4S

The past few weeks have been busy ones for Math4Science. We have been working on creating a logo, putting together materials for the interim website, contacting scientists, and creating templates for the different types of content M4S will offer kids. With an eye towards applying for nonprofit status, we have also been putting together a three-year budget. This week, we also interviewed Physiological Ecologist Manuel Lerdau, of the University of Virginia’s Department of Environmental Sciences, who describes his field as “the intersection of physiology and ecology mostly, but not entirely, of plants.” Lerdau’s work helps us better understand carbon sequestration… Learn more

The first M4S interviews

We’re happy to report that we have already interviewed several scientists about their fascinating research and the math they use every day. Oceanographer Emmanuel Boss told us how he first got excited about marine biology when he was a young man windsurfing in the Mediterranean Sea. Nowadays, he shines bright light into the depths of the ocean to assess the populations of organisms in various waters. Entomologist Sara Bushmann talked about her research with sweat bees in Maine and their role in the pollination of blueberries. She spends a lot of time catching and counting bees in the field to… Learn more