Rice University School Mathematics Project's Texas Teacher Externship Program


Dr. Richard Parr
Executive Director, Rice University School Mathematics Project


The Rice University School Mathematics Project (RUSMP) in collaboration with the Houston Independent School District (HISD) and Bluware, Inc. (Bluware) proposes to offer externship experiences for 10 HISD middle and high school teachers during the Summer of 2018 through the RUSMP Texas Teacher Externship (RUSMP TEX2) program. During these externships, the externs, selected from targeted schools within HISD including HISD’s early college high schools and middle school science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) academies, will interact with industry professionals in STEM fields through agile software development practices. Through these interactions, participating teachers will gain insights into the knowledge and dispositions necessary for success in STEM careers which they then will be able to share with their colleagues and students.

Administrative Team Members

NameProfessional Title
Dr. Richard ParrExecutive Director
Dr. Adem EkmekciDirector of Research and Evaluation
Ms. Lilly BonnerProject Coordinator

Training Events

Externship Orientation Meeting 5/7/2018 - 5/7/2018
June Visits to Bluware6/1/2018 - 6/30/2018
July Visits to Bluware 7/1/2018 - 7/31/2018
August visits to Bluware8/1/2018 - 8/31/2018
Externship Retrospective8/13/2018 - 8/13/2018
EdX Agile Software Development Course7/1/2018 - 7/31/2018
Agile Software Development Research6/11/2018 - 8/31/2018


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