The MATH SCIENCE INVESTIGATORS (MSI): RICHMOND program encourages middle and high school students from Richmond City Public Schools to actively engage with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines.

Our mission is to increase the number of urban students in the STEM pipeline who are preparing to assume responsible roles as math and science professionals.

Our goals are to ensure that students who complete the MSI:RICHMOND program will be prepared to enroll in Advance Placement classes, the International Baccalaurate program, and/or honors courses in math and science, and that these students will show significant gains on pre- and post-test exams during the school year.

We are very proud to be partners with the University of Richmond Department of Education, the Richmond City Public Schools, the MathScience Innovation Center, and the Science Museum of Virginia.

Ambassador Program

An innovative weekend program during the academic year offering hands-on learning workshops in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) for current 6th, 7th and 8th graders from Richmond City Public Schools.

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Rising 7th, 8th, and 9th grade Summer Program

An innovative five-week program offering interactive courses and career workshops in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) for rising 7th, 8th, and 9th graders from Richmond City Public Schools.

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Rising 10th Grade Mentor/Mentee Research Program

A five-week summer program where rising 10th grade students from Richmond City Public Schools will be mentored by University of Richmond undergraduate students, and assist them in conducting authentic scientific research.

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Expansion Program: Research for Rising 11th and 12th Grade Students

An expansion of the Mentor/Mentee 10th grade Research Program. Promising rising juniors who attended the MSI: RICHMOND Mentor/Mentee 10th grade Research Program in Summer 2013 are eligible to participate in additional scientific research opportunities during the summers of 2014 and 2015 and during the school year.

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MSI Professional Staff Development for Middle School Science and Math Teachers

A professional development program designed to help middle school science teachers gain valuable content knowledge and research–based pedagogical skills to employ in Richmond Public School classrooms.

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UR Undergraduates- Apply to be an MSI Mentor!

The MSI Mentor program offers UR undergrads studying math and science the chance to conduct research with support from two tenth grade students from Richmond Public Schools. Application deadline is February 13, 2014.

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Contact Us

Julie Trevett-Smith, administrative coordinator
Dr. Waide Robinson, director of MSI

Phone: (804) 289-8245
Fax: (804) 287-1898