Media Advisory: Major science, math initiative to be launched Wednesday

Published: November 13 2007


WHAT: Two major Florida universities are about to see a sweeping change in the way they recruit and prepare new science and mathematics teachers for grades K-12 in public schools. Fueled by major grants from nonprofit organizations, this new initiative is aimed at ending the state’s shortage of qualified math and science teachers – a shortage that threatens the nation’s economic future.

WHERE: Florida Press Center, 336 E. College Ave., Tallahassee.

WHEN: 11 a.m. Wednesday.

WHO: Mark Rosenberg, chancellor of the State University System; T.K Wetherell, Florida State University president; Janie Fouke, University of Florida provost; and representatives from the funding organizations.

CONTACT: Browning Brooks, director of FSU News and Public Affairs, 850-644-4030,; and Steve Orlando, director of UF News Bureau, 352-392-0186,

See release.