Community Outreach

From mentoring high school students to tutoring prison inmates, from inspiring young Girl Scouts to enter STEM careers to offering free public lectures — our faculty, staff and students are deeply involved in serving the needs of their community. The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at ASU is a community of scholars concerned with the impact of their work, giving thought to its possible role in a better society.

Serving the needs of our local community and Arizona

Math Circle at ASU

The Math Circle at ASU Tempe is a venue where highly motivated high school age students meet to work on challenging mathematical problems under the guidance of world class research mathematicians. Most sessions are led by resident faculty from ASU, complemented by visitors from other research universities.

ASU Open Door

ASU Open Door offers a window into the creative energy that powers a world-class university, with hundreds of interactive activities and student, faculty and staff volunteers. Thrill seekers, life-long learners and the just-plain-curious can experience artistic performances, hands-on activities and discover spaces normally closed to public view.

ASU Math Day

High school students are invited to an amazing day of mathematics at Arizona State University in Tempe. Students experience fun and challenging workshops taught by our internationally recognized faculty, listen to a special presentation by a guest speaker, and enjoy complimentary lunch and the chance to win some great raffle prizes.

ASU Prison Education Initiative

ASU mathematics faculty and graduate students visit Florence and Eyman state prisons every Friday for two hours at each prison. Most of their prison teaching is individualized tutoring since math skill levels vary dramatically from student to student.

Joaquin Bustoz Math-Science Honors Program

Joaquin Bustoz Math-Science Honors Program is an intense residential academic program that provides motivated students an excellent opportunity to begin university level mathematical science studies before graduating high school.

Support for STEM Events

From inspiring young Girl Scouts about STEM careers to judging the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, our students and faculty love to spread the good word of mathematics.

"At ASU Math Day, I learned that abstract math is really cool and that math is actually in EVERYTHING that we see or do."

High school student
Greenway High School