What is SUMO?

SUMO is the Stanford University Mathematical Organization. We are the by-students-for-students math club on campus. We host various events that are open to everyone: math majors and non-math majors, graduate and undergraduate.

What events does SUMO run?

Stanford Math Tournament

Saturday, February 14, 2015

This is a competition we write and run every winter for hundreds of local high-school students as well as a number of teams from across the country and even across the world.

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Colloquium / Speaker Series

4:15 to 5:05 PM each Thursday in 380-380C

This is a weekly talk given by a professor, grad student, or visitor about undergraduate-accessible topics in pure and applied mathematics that go beyond the standard curriculum.

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6:00 to 10:00 PM each Monday and Wednesday in 380-381T

We run twice-weekly tutoring sessions for students in the MATH 51/52/53 course series.

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This is an occasional informal talk or discussion led by an undergraduate or graduate student about any math-related topic of their choosing. You are welcome not only to attend, but also to sign up to give a talk yourself!

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American Regions Math League

Spring 2013-14 (more information coming soon)

Each year, the Bay Area sends several extremely strong teams to ARML, a prestigious, national math contest for high schoolers. SUMO members coach these teams and accompany them to the competition each spring.

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Homework Night

7:00 to 10:00 PM each Tuesday in 380-381U

This is an unstructured weekly event for math students to meet other students from their classes and work on homework. Food is provided.

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Math Mingle

4:00 to 6:00 PM each Friday in 380-380C

This 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.

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Puzzle Hunt

April 20th, 2013

Last year we hosted a puzzle hunt in the style of the MIT Mystery Hunt.

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Other information

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If you have suggestions on new events or general comments:

Feel free to contact one of us! You can see emails for the SUMO officers responsible for various events on the contact page.