Developed in partnership with Texas Instruments and U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, the Institute for Engineering Education created The Infinity Project, the first math- and science-based high school engineering program in the country. The national model for high-tech engineering education, this award-winning program has worked with more than 230 high schools in 34 states, and has a growing international presence as well. Based on its success, the State of Texas and the State Board of Education are working to make engineering a high school graduation requirement, putting Texas at the forefront of science, technology, engineering and math education reform
The success of the Caruth Institute for Engineering Education rests on the innovation of teachers like Jerone Mitchell (right), who make science exciting in the classroom. An early participant in the Infinity Project, Jerone was certified to teach the specialized math and science curriculum to high school juniors and seniors and realized his younger students were ready for the challenge, too. On his own, he adapted the Infinity curriculum for freshman and sophomores at W.T. White. He now is training other teachers to use an Infinity curriculum geared toward these younger high school students. In the three years Jerone has taught the Infinity curriculum, his students have improved in both the pass-fail rates of the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test, and increased their scores in the math portion of the standardized exam.
For more information about The Infinity Project, visit infinity-project.org