RUSMP collaborates with schools, school districts, community organizations, government agencies, corporations, other departments at Rice and at other universities.
Children’s Museum of Houston
RUSMP and the Children's Museum have had a successful history of collaboration that began with the design of the museum's mathematics exhibit, Everyone Counts! Todo el Mundo Cuenta! in 1999. With National Science Foundation funding in 2004, the local exhibit was scaled into a national traveling exhibit. RUSMP's Director serves on the Children's Museum's Education Board and on the Math Advisory Committee. RUSMP's Director of Mathematics Programs serves on the Math Advisory Board.
Harris County Department of Education
RUSMP began its collaboration with the Harris County Department of Education (HCDE) with a measurement unit for grades 3-5, Measure IT!, that it created for HCDE. RUSMP continues to collaborate with the HCDE, and most recently RUSMP's Director serves on the HCDE Alternative Certification Division Advisory Committee.
Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts (MECA)
RUSMP collaborates with MECA to develop programs that integrate STEM into their award-winning arts programs for traditionally underserved youth. As part of this collaboration, RUSMP developed a six- week STEM curriculum, with connections to the arts, that was integrated into MECA’s Sunburst Summer Arts program. In addition, RUSMP helped secure funding, recruited instructors, and provided training on the use of the curriculum for the program. RUSMP co-hosted and helped plan MECA’s 2017 Gala at the Rice University Grand Hall.
RUSMP collaborates with Rice Athletics Department to provide fun and educative mathematics activities for K-12 students during outreach events on the Rice University campus. Visitors include students from districts across the state including Houston ISD and IDEA Schools.
Rice University Department of Computational Applied Mathematics and Operations Research
RUSMP promotes and supports the outreach efforts of the Department of Computational Applied Mathematics and Operations Research and the Richard Tapia Center for Excellence & Equity.
These efforts include:
* Summer Math Days for Houston-area students in grades 11-12
* Tapia camps for high school students.
In addition, RUSMP provides support for department faculty in grant writing and letters of collaboration.
Rice University Department of Mathematics
RUSMP promotes and supports the Department of Mathematics' outreach efforts. These include:
* Rice University Mathematics Circle for Houston-area students in grades 8-11
* Patterns, Math & You for Houston Independent School District students entering the 8th or 9th grade.
RUSMP, the Rice Mathematics Department, and Houston Math Circles partnered in the 2022-2023 school year to bring back Rice's Math Circle for Houston-area middle school students.
In addition, RUSMP provides support for department faculty in grant writing and letters of collaboration and assists graduate students in developing their pedagogical strategies and teaching philosophies for their job searches, RUSMP Directors have also taught courses in the department when needed.
Teachers Teaching with Technology (T3)
Through its collaboration with T3, Texas Instruments’ (TI) professional development organization, RUSMP provides on-going support to schools and school districts on the appropriate use of computational and graphing technology in the classroom. RUSMP has hosted TI calculator workshops and an annual T3 Regional Summit on the Rice campus.