Hyundai Motor America Funds Opening Of ST Math Lab At Robert Gisler Elementary
School Featuring MIND Research Institute's Math Education Program
Hyundai's contribution is fourth of its kind from the automaker in an ongoing
commitment aimed at improving the quality of math education at Southern
COSTA MESA, Calif., Dec. 17, 2012
COSTA MESA, Calif., Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor America and
the Fountain Valley School District (FVSD) recently announced the opening of
the Hyundai ST Math Lab at Robert Gisler Elementary School in Fountain Valley.
More than 700 students, teachers, community leaders and Hyundai executives,
including FVSD Superintendent Dr. Marc Ecker, Hyundai CEO and President John
Krafcik, and Fountain Valley City Council Mayor Mark McCurdy were on hand at
Gisler Elementary for a celebratory assembly and ribbon-cutting ceremony on
December 13, 2012.
"Giving back to the communities in which we work and do business is at the
forefront of our operations at Hyundai," said John Krafcik, President and CEO
of Hyundai Motor America. "We are committed to being a good corporate citizen
by helping to provide a brighter academic future for today's youth. Our
corporate social responsibility strategy is to find innovative ways to solve
important problems in society."
Hyundai's contribution to the FVSD will provide more than 500 students at
Gisler Elementary with MIND Research Institute's cutting-edge ST (Spatial
Temporal) Math education program designed to increase student interest and
success in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM-based curriculum).
At the Hyundai ST Math Lab, students will interact with JiJi, an instructional
penguin that walks students through visual puzzles that are the hallmark of ST
Gisler Elementary School is the second Fountain Valley school to receive the
ST Math program as a corporate gift from Hyundai and the fourth in Southern
California. Providing resources to improve the quality of education public
schools offer is an important component of Hyundai's ongoing CSR strategy.
"We are thrilled and very appreciative of the continued support the Fountain
Valley School District receives from Hyundai Motor America," said Marc Ecker,
Superintendent of the Fountain Valley School District. "Their contributions to
our ST Math program have provided additional resources for our students,
enabling them to meet the rigorous California State Standards in mathematics."
MIND's ST Math program is used by more than 200,000 students in California.
Students using the program have on average doubled their growth in math
proficiency on the California Standards Test.
To learn more about Hyundai Motor America, visit www.hyundaiusa.com.
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a subsidiary of
Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the
United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more
than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are
covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the
5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle warranty, Hyundai's
10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, and five years of complimentary
ABOUT THE FOUNTAIN VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
The Fountain Valley School District, founded in 1898, is comprised of 10
schools serving over 6,300 students from Fountain Valley and Huntington
Beach. Fountain Valley School District seeks to promote a foundation for
academic excellence, mastery of basic skills, responsible citizenship, and a
desire by students to achieve their highest potential through a partnership
with home and community. To learn about the Fountain Valley School District,
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