Just as important as what we take from our events and activities is what we give back. ASA members contribute across Tucson at dozens of places in dozens of ways, aided by the networks that we and our members create.
Service to others has been a longstanding mission of the Academy, going back to the days when the ASA Articles of Incorporation were first drafted. Over the decade-plus since, our members have used their energy and talents to help those in the larger community.
Our concerts and lectures are offered at no charge to the general public, and our concerts provide faculty and students at the University of Arizona School of Music with opportunities to perform before live audiences.
A large part of our public service has been invested in the Vail Unified Schools, an award-winning suburban school district that includes the region around Academy Village. For the VUSD, and also in nearby Tucson Unified (TUSD), members of the ASA have mentored students and faculty at many levels from individual coaching to consulting on design of enrichment programs to serving as judges at science fairs and appearing as classroom speakers.
ASA members also have a long, rich working relationship with the University of Arizona, ranging from faculty positions and fellowships to positions on staff from departments that range from Astronomy to Engineering to Physics and Psychology, as well as with the graduate programs in Business and Medicine.
Beyond academics, ASA members have also shared their skills with dozens of organizations in and around Tucson involved with arts, music, and philanthropy, as well as civic and business leadership.
A Few of Our Projects