Every so often, we host an informal talk or discussion led by an undergraduate or graduate student about any math-related topic of their choosing. We’ve had topics range from linear algebra to representation theory to cryptography to mathematics in music theory.
You are welcome not only to attend these talks, but also to sign up to give a talk yourself! You can talk about anything that interests you! If you’re interested in giving a talk, contact Eddy Dai at ejdai at stanford.edu.To see a list of previous talks, see here.
American Regions Math League
The American Regions Math League is one of the premier high school math tournaments in the nation. Every year, SUMO members coach teams from the San Francisco Bay Area and accompany the teams to the national tournament in Las Vegas. In recent years, we have taken as many as 7 teams of 15 students to ARML. In 2013, SFBA teams placed 1st and 4th in the nation. The next ARML will be held on May 30-31, 2014.We hold weekly practices starting in April, and we are always looking for SUMO members to help out at practices and go on the trip. If you’re interested in helping, email Moor Xu at annoyingpi at gmail.com.
Homework Night is an unstructured weekly event for math students to meet other students from their classes and work on problem sets and projects. Snacks are provided. Bring your work and join us on Tuesdays from 7:00 to 10:00 PM in room 380-381U!If you have any questions about Homework Night, please contact Ravi Fernando at rkf12346 at stanford.edu.
Math Mingle is a fun weekly social event where students interested in math can socialize over interesting mathematical ideas and free food in a laid-back atmosphere. We will occasionally provide some problems and puzzles, but you are welcome to bring in and share your own mental challenges!
Many of our officers and highly active members attend Math Mingle, so it’s a great way to start getting involved with SUMO!Math Mingle takes place on Fridays from 4:00 to 6:00 PM in room 380-381U.