From its beginning, the MIT BLOSSOMS Initiative has been a collaboration of international partners committed to enhancing high school math and science education around the world. Built on the premise that all BLOSSOMS collaborators have much to learn from each other, each partner participates equally as content producer and content user. We believe that students exposed to educational content from other countries will become aware of those cultures in a positive light, experiencing aspects of the cultures not often seen in the news.
While the original BLOSSOMS partners were universities from developing countries, specifically Jordan and Pakistan, BLOSSOMS partnership is open to educational institutions throughout the world, including the United States. MIT BLOSSOMS seeks partners eager to engage with educators worldwide in finding ways to enrich the high school classroom experience and increase students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Becoming a BLOSSOMS Partner
In developing a BLOSSOMS country partnership, at least one university in a country will agree to assume the leadership role in developing new learning videos and introducing the BLOSSOMS video repository to local high schools. Each of these university partners will play a critical role in establishing a support system in their respective countries. Ideally a support system includes:
- support at the university level;
- support at the appropriate governmental level;
- support among high school math and science teachers and their students.
Institutions interested in seeking an individual institution partnership with MIT BLOSSOMS will also be expected to develop one or more new learning videos and to introduce the BLOSSOMS video repository to local high schools. BLOSSOMS partners are asked to cover the costs associated with this collaboration, such as video production, teacher incentives, and teacher training.
If you or your institution is interested in becoming an MIT BLOSSOMS partner, please contact BLOSSOMS for more information.
The current partners of MIT BLOSSOMS include universities from several countries, along with government agencies and/or other organizations that these universities are working with in bringing MIT BLOSSOMS to their countries. We have a new model in the case of Saudi Arabia, where the Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz Science & Technology Center is working together with Saudi Aramco to introduce MIT BLOSSOMS to the Kingdom. In addition to such country partners, there are also individual institution partners, such as individual professors or other educational entities that are working with BLOSSOMS to create excellent video lessons. The current MIT BLOSSOMS partners are listed below.
- Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
- Beyond Benign, Inc.
- Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard
- Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Wayne State University
- Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Madison - Stevens Point
- Georgia Institute of Technology
- Harvard Museum of Natural History
- The Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT
- The Lord Foundation of Massachusetts
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- The Richard Lounsbery Foundation
- The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
- The Ahliyyah School for Girls
- Discovery Schools of the Jordan Educational Initiative
- Investment World for Development and Technology
- Jordan Ministry of Education Schools
- Jordan University
- Jordan University of Science and Technology
- Lahore University of Management and Science
- National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences
- Pakistan Virtual University
- Punjab University