Joaquin Bustoz Math - Science Honors Program

Joaquin Bustoz Math - Science Honors Program
State
Arizona
Academic Level
Baccalaureate
Issue Area
Access
Key Personnel
Program Focus
Honors,
Pathway/Pipeline,
STEM

Overview

The Joaquin Bustoz Math-Science Honors Program (JBMSHP) is an intense academic program that provides motivated high school students the opportunity to begin university mathematics studies before graduating high school. JBMSHP aims to increase the number of underrepresented students in the mathematics/science fields and increase college access for underrepresented students.

Program Description

JBMSHP offers participants a summer residential mathematics program for motivated Arizona high school students interested in academic careers requiring mathematics, science, or engineering-based coursework. Students join a community of peers with similar interests and interact with dedicated and experienced faculty and staff who closely monitor student progress.

Participants live on the Arizona State University (ASU) Tempe campus while enrolled in a university-level mathematics course for college credit and conduct research to present at a poster symposium. Tutoring is also available for students as they participate in the program. Tuition, room and board, textbooks, and classroom expenses are provided for participants. JBMSHP creates an environment where students can focus on their studies, develop a strong academic work ethic, and become familiar with the university environment, resources, and faculty. 52% of all program alumni since 1985 are Latino.

Outcome

  • Increased degree completion: As of 2020, 72% of all JBMSHP alumni have graduated with an undergraduate or graduate degree. This is a 2% increase from 2016. 
  • Increased graduate degree attainment: From inception until 2017, 178 JBMSHP alumni have earned a graduate degree.