We are proud to announce that the University of Washington, Seattle has joined Math Alliance as a Partner Institution. This effort, which involves 12 programs on campus, was led by the Departments of Statistics, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Biostatistics.

The Math Alliance was founded in 2001 as a partnership between the math sciences departments at three Iowa State Regents universities (University of Iowa, Iowa State University and University of Northern Iowa) with those at four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) (Alabama A&M University, Benedict College (South Carolina), Florida A&M University and Jackson State University). Since then, it has grown to include five "partner centers” nationwide (including University of Washington), as well as many dozens of academic departments. Participation in Math Alliance represents a commitment by students, faculty, and staff to transform our departments, colleges, and universities into institutions where all students are welcome.

The Math Alliance aims to ensure that every underrepresented or underserved American student with the talent and the ambition is given the opportunity to earn a doctoral degree in a mathematical or statistical science, and to foster growth of a community of mathematical scientists that promotes a diverse workforce.

The Department of Statistics at University of Washington is committed to recruiting, training, and supporting all statisticians, including members of groups that have been historically marginalized or excluded from the field of statistics. Our participation in Math Alliance represents just one of our ongoing efforts towards furthering the goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We look forward to partnering with Math Alliance during the years ahead.