MIT is working with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) to provide programs to assist the Malaysian government in improving science and mathematics education — and make it more appealing and interesting to students.
Blended Learning Open Source Science or Math (BLOSSOMS), led by Richard Larson, Mitsui Professor of Engineering Systems, is developing a BLOSSOMS center at UTM. UTM and MIT will make recommendations to the Malaysian government to create programs that would attract more students to study science and mathematics. UTM and MIT are also in discussions to organize a summer camp at MIT next year — and at UTM the following year — involving students from around the world. More details are available in the UTM press release.
Professor Larson is founding director of Learning International Networks Consortium (LINC), as well as founding director of the MIT Center for Engineering Systems Fundamentals.