Community Outreach Activities
The Department sponsors three major activities for the community:
- The Annual High School Mathematics Context
- The Mathermatics and Computer Science Lecture Program
- The Young Scholars Program in mathematics
Further information is available on the individual web pages.
In addition, the Department is a cosponsor of Bay Area Mathematical Adventures (BAMA) which sponsors several talks each year by outstanding mathematicians. The talks are geared toward high school students interested in mathematics. Lectures alternate between Santa Clara University and San Jose State University.
Although Computer Camps are held during the summer at Santa Clara University, they are not sponsored by any of the academic departments. Inquiries should be made to the University's Conference Services Office at 408-554-4302.
SCU Mathematics majors teaching in local school districts
Over the last five years, seven SCU mathematics majors and 1 mathematics minor have received their single-subject teaching credential in mathematics and have gone on to teach in high schools and middle schools in local high-needs school districts. Supported by a Robert Noyce scholarship (administered by Tamsen McGinley, a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science) these scholars received full tuition to attend SCU’s credential program in the School of Education. A requirement of the scholarship is that recipients teach in a high-needs school district for two years, upon completion of the credential program. However these SCU math students (along with 6 other SCU students in other STEM disciplines) continue to work in their schools, long after their two-year commitment has ended. We are very proud of them, and their dedication to teaching STEM subjects to all students.