Through the Applied Mathematics Mentorship Program(AMMP), UCLA students are encouraging young Latino and Black seventh to ninth graders to incorporate math into their communities and real life settings. The program also strives to build confidence in the students to believe in their math skills and that they have the capability to excel in the field of mathematics.

Featured in the UCLA Newsroom, Heather Dallas, executive director of the Curtis Center for Mathematics and Teaching at UCLA, said, “We’re trying to embed mirrors and windows into the student experience so they see mathematics as a field in which they belong.”

Supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenge grant, AMMP is a collaborative effort between the Curtis Center, three LAUSD middle schools, SpaceX engineers, FieldKit environmental technologists and the UCLA Myco-fluidics Lab.

To learn more about AMMP, please visit the Curtis Center website here.

Read the full UCLA Newsroom article here.

Read the full Daily Bruin article here.

View the featured video on Telemundo here.

Photo Credit: Don Liebig/UCLA