"Spreading the A.P. Gospel to Nurture Scientists and Engineers" - The New York Times

The National Math and Science Initiative, a nonprofit organization founded in 2007 to help improve education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics is working with schools to increase the number of students who receive college credit for A.P. courses. The backers of NMSI (the acronym is pronounced NIM-zee) include ExxonMobil, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Lockheed Martin, and the organization won a federal $15 million grant in 2011 to set up similar efforts in Colorado and Indiana. 

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