Amir Aczel Foundation

Supporting mathematics education and research in Cambodia

Amir D. Aczel Foundation for Research and Education in Science and Mathematics

The Amir D. Aczel Foundation supports science and mathematics education in Cambodia. The Foundation further seeks to raise awareness of Cambodia’s unique contributions to the history of mathematics in order to encourage pursuit of STEM education among young Cambodians.

News from the Amir D. Aczel Foundation….

The Amir D Aczel Foundation is honored to participate in the Cambodia 1st International Conference on Mentoring Educators (CICME) 2020.

The Conference will run from December 21-23, 2020, through ZOOM. We are moderating a panel discussion on Approaches to Mentoring for Inclusivity in Education on December 22, 8:15-9:45am Phnom Penh time.

Panel moderators:

Miriam Aczel, PhD, co-director Amir D. Aczel Foundation. Post-doctoral research fellow at University of California, Berkeley, Imperial College London

Debra Aczel, co-director Amir D. Aczel Foundation, former student advisor and administrator for Terrascope, an environmental program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Michalle Mor Barak, PhD,

Dean Endowed Professor of Social Work & Business

Fellow, American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare, Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California​

Samkhann Khoeun, Educational Advisor, Middlesex Community College, Lowell, Massachusetts

Una McCarthy-Fakhry, PhD, Director, STEM Education Organization for Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Lauren Robertson, PhD, Medical Science Liaison, Bristol Myers Squibb, Boston, MA


Some  from the Symposium on Zero in Mathematics, held March 19-20, 1990, at the Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.


K-127–the ancient inscription of one of world’s oldest zeros–was inaugurated on March 18, 2019, at the National Museum of Cambodia at an event hosted by Cambodia’s Ministry of Culture. The event included a book launch of the Khmer edition of Aczel’s Finding Zero, translated by Dr. Solang Uk.

The Amir D. Aczel Foundation for Research and Education in Science and Mathematics, Inc., is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) publicly funded charitable organization. We rely on your support to continue our mission.