MIDLOTHIAN, VA (August 8, 2014) – The law firm of Owen & Owens is proud to announce that partner Samuel J. Kaufman was recently elected president of the MathScience Innovation Center Foundation Board. He is a director of the foundation board, and he assumed his position as president beginning July 1, 2014. Kaufman joins other regional leaders on the Foundation Board from industry and academia as he leads the MathScience Innovation Center (MSiC) to fulfill their strategic plan around increasing student and teacher programs, using data to drive content and instruction, diversifying funding streams and increasing the awareness of the MSiC programs throughout the region.
The MathScience Innovation Center (MSiC) is a 49-year-old preeminent regional educational research, development and implementation center driven by a moral and educational imperative to change the current state of affairs for students. This is achieved by forecasting and responding to the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) needs of K-12 and higher education, as well as industry and community leaders in order to prepare more students for the demands of college and career pathways.
Annually, the MSiC reaches over 2,000 teachers and 130,000 students through STEM-based programs. The MSiC has a laser-sharp focus on student achievement through both in-person and virtual standards-based courses, science fairs, summer programs, volunteer programs and much more. Also, the MSiC has expanded leadership roles in the areas of trend analysis, professional development of educators, innovative student programs, and seminars on futuristic topics.
Sam Kaufman began his legal practice in 2002 and represents both businesses and individuals in general litigation, commercial litigation, and real estate matters. He was selected for Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Stars for the sixth consecutive year and is listed in the General Litigation category. Kaufman is the past president of the University of Richmond Alumni Association and former national co-chair of the University of Richmond’s Annual Fund. He is also chairman of the Chesterfield County Economic Development Advisory Council. In 2012, he was honored as one of the “Top 40 Under 40” by Style Weekly Magazine and the National Trial Lawyers Association.