BLOSSOMS Partners

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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.

Current Partners

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.

Country Partners

US Partners 

Jordan Partners 

Pakistan Partners

Lebanon Partners 

Saudi Arabia Partners 

Malaysia Partners

China Partners

Mexican Partners

Other Partners 

Richard Larson and Elizabeth Murray with BLOSSOMS team at Jordan University of Science and Technology.

Richard Larson and Elizabeth Murray with BLOSSOMS team at Jordan University of Science and Technology.

Photo taken at MIT BLOSSOMS Appreciation Event in Amman, Jordan where BLOSSOMS teachers received certificates from MIT.

Photo taken at MIT BLOSSOMS Appreciation Event in Amman, Jordan where BLOSSOMS teachers received certificates from MIT.

Prof. Richard Larson and Elizabeth Murray pose with BLOSSOMS teachers from the University of Jordan and 4 Jordan high schools.

Prof. Richard Larson and Elizabeth Murray pose with BLOSSOMS teachers from the University of Jordan and 4 Jordan high schools.

Professor Basem Jaber, a BLOSSOMS teacher from Jordan University, participates in a video meeting with MIT.

Professor Basem Jaber, a BLOSSOMS teacher from Jordan University, participates in a video meeting with MIT.

Jordan math and science high school teachers learn about the BLOSSOMS project and are invited to create a video lesson.

Jordan math and science high school teachers learn about the BLOSSOMS project and are invited to create a video lesson.

Richard Larson and Walter Lewin with members of the BLOSSOMS team at the Jordan Univ. of Science and Technology.

Richard Larson and Walter Lewin with members of the BLOSSOMS team at the Jordan Univ. of Science and Technology.

Elizabeth Murray, Director Abla Zuraykat, and Rana Qubain during a visit to the Jubilee School in Amman, Jordan.

Elizabeth Murray, Director Abla Zuraykat, and Rana Qubain during a visit to the Jubilee School in Amman, Jordan.

The Lebanon BLOSSOMS team.

The Lebanon BLOSSOMS team.

Students at the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences in Lahore, Pakistan.

Students at the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences in Lahore, Pakistan.

Richard Larson, Stephen Hou, Elizabeth Murray and Karima Nigmatulina during video conference with Jordan team.

Richard Larson, Stephen Hou, Elizabeth Murray and Karima Nigmatulina during video conference with Jordan team.

Saudi Educators at MIT BLOSSOMS training workshop.

Saudi Educators at MIT BLOSSOMS training workshop.

Larson and Murray with MIT BLOSSOMS Saudi team members.

Larson and Murray with MIT BLOSSOMS Saudi team members.

MIT BLOSSOMS collaborated with Jordan's ELearning Arabia on several animation, translation and voice-over projects.

MIT BLOSSOMS collaborated with Jordan's ELearning Arabia on several animation, translation and voice-over projects.

Students at the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences working on BLOSSOMS lesson.

Students at the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences working on BLOSSOMS lesson.

Naveed Malik, Elizabeth Murray and Richard Larson pictured with Pakistan teachers at a government high school.

Naveed Malik, Elizabeth Murray and Richard Larson pictured with Pakistan teachers at a government high school.

Pictured above is the video production team at the TV studio of the Pakistan Virtual University in Lahore.

Pictured above is the video production team at the TV studio of the Pakistan Virtual University in Lahore.

Professor Richard Larson with students at the Kobe Super Science High School in Japan.

Professor Richard Larson with students at the Kobe Super Science High School in Japan.