Tapia Center for Excellence and Equity
The Tapia Center for Excellence and Equity seeks to promote greater participation of underrepresented groups in the sciences and to encourage academic excellence for all.
The Rice University School Mathematics Project (RUSMP) was established in 1987 in order to provide a bridge between the Rice University mathematics research community and Houston-area mathematics teachers.
The mission of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is to substantially increase representation of American Indian, Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, First Nations and other indigenous peoples of North America in engineering, science and other related technology disciplines.
The purpose of the Association for Women in Mathematics is to encourage women and girls to study and to have active careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity and the equal treatment of women and girls in the mathematical sciences.
In the early 1990s, William Massey of Bell Laboratories (then AT&T, now Lucent Technologies) had an idea for an organization devoted mainly to addressing critical issues involving African-American researchers and graduate students in the mathematical sciences. It was envisioned that this organization would highlight current research by African-American researchers and graduate students in mathematics, strengthen the mathematical sciences by encouraging increased participation of African-Americans and members of other underrepresented groups, facilitate working relations among them, and provide assistance to them in cultivating their careers.
This organization became known as the Conference for African-American Researchers in the Mathematical Sciences (CAARMS).
Since 1974, the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) has provided leadership and support for the national effort to increase the representation of successful African American, American Indian and Latino women and men in engineering and technology, math- and science-based careers.
The National Association of Mathematicians (NAM), a non-profit professional organization, has always had as its main objectives the promotion of excellence in the mathematical sciences and the promotion of the mathematical development of underrepresented American minorities. It also aims to address the issue of the serious under-representation of minorities in the workforce of mathematical scientists.
The mission of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) is to encourage Chicano/Latino and Native American students to pursue graduate education and obtain the advanced degrees necessary for science research, leadership, and teaching careers at all levels.