Rice University School Mathematics Project (RUSMP) Mission: To create a better understanding of the nature, beauty, and importance of mathematics and to promote effective teaching of mathematics. Our mission has expanded to include supporting science, technology, engineering, and the arts as they relate to mathematics. Since its inception in 1987, RUSMP has been providing a bridge between the Rice University mathematics research community and the PreK-12 STEM teaching community across the state and beyond.
RUSMP's¬†mission supports the newly released (Spring 2018)¬†position paper¬†by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics that underscores the importance of mathematics for student success in STEM.
RUSMP‚Äôs Director of Research and Evaluation, Dr. Adem Ekmekci, presented three studies at the 2018 Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association (AERA) which was held in New York City April 13-17. The first study (co-authored by Dr. Alpaslan Sahin from Harmony Public Schools-HPS)... Read more
Nearly 200 middle and high school students from the greater Houston area attended the first Computer Science (CS) Fair hosted by Rice University‚Äôs School Mathematics¬†Project (RUSMP) on April 18, 2018 at the Grand Hall on the Rice University Campus. The fair, part of RUSMP's outreach as a Code.... Read more
RUSMP is pleased to announce that Dr. Yetkin Yildirim has joined our team as our new Director of STEM Projects. In this role, Yetkin will oversee RUSMP's ever-expanding STEM presence including our STEM programs for teachers and students and our STEM collaborations with other educational... Read more
There are a very limited number of spots available in RUSMP‚Äôs summer camps at St. Mark‚Äôs Episcopal School and programs for students at Episcopal High School. Feel free to share the information about these super opportunities for students.¬†
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RUSMP was awarded a Texas Teacher Externship Program Grant from the University of Texas at Austin. Through this grant, mathematics and science teachers from targeted schools will spend 40 hours this summer interacting with Bluware Inc. computer scientists as they develop software for the oil and... Read more