|About American Institute of Mathematics
The American Institute of Mathematics (AIM) was established in 1994 by businessman and math enthusiast John Fry, and is currently located in Palo Alto, California. The mission of AIM is to advance mathematical knowledge through collaboration, to broaden participation in the mathematical endeavor, and to increase the awareness of the contributions of the mathematical sciences to society.
AIM strives to broaden participation in the mathematical sciences at every level, from supporting the research of professional mathematicians working on the most important mathematical problems of our day to encouraging young students to get excited about math and become the STEM professionals of the future.
AIM is a leading partner in the Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013 initiative that highlights the important role mathematics plays in dealing with issues related to the planet. This initiative, like the many workshops that are held at AIM, is focused on solving fundamental math problems that are the basis for understanding in all of the scientific disciplines.
AIM created the Math Teachers’ Circle Network to encourage problem solving in middle schools, and now there are nearly 60 active Math Teachers’ Circles nationwide. Recently, AIM announced a new partnership with the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festivals. These festivals, one-day events held at various sites around the country, inspire children to explore the richness of mathematics through engaging, thought-provoking problems, games, and puzzles.
On a more local level, AIM provides support and leadership to numerous students, teachers, and organizations throughout the South Bay and Silicon Valley communities. AIM works with groups such as the San Jose Math Circle and Morgan Hill Math that conduct a variety of math activities for children. We hope these young students will be our future mathematicians and scientists.
Support from the Frys.com Open enables the American Institute of Mathematics to expand its influence and the scope of its important work throughout the world.