Applied Mathematics Mentorship Program [STARTS AUGUST 1ST, APPLY NOW]

The UCLA Math Department’s Curtis Center for Mathematics and Teaching would like to share a mentorship opportunity with you:

We invite you to apply to become a teaching assistant and student mentor for 7th – 9thgrade South LA students. With funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) Balance the Equation (BTE) Grand Challenge for Algebra 1 Initiative, the UCLA Math Department’s Curtis Center for Mathematics and Teaching is launching the Applied Mathematics Mentorship Program (AMMP) this Summer.

In AMMP, we aim to rehumanize mathematics for the majority Black and Latina(o) South LA 7th – 9thgrade students by engaging them as doers and creators of socially and culturally relevant mathematics. These students will be investigating a mathematics question related to the environmental science of their community, the spread of Covid-19 in their community, or current South LA aerospace efforts. Undergraduate students selected for this program will be awarded a stipend up to $2500!! (Express interest now to receive the maximum amount!) We are currently looking for undergraduate mentors to support the environmental science investigation.

Undergraduate students selected for this program will need:

  1. To be a sophomore, junior, or senior STEM major for the 2022-2023 academic school year.
  2. To attend an in-person Team Lead training for one week on August 1st – 5th from 8:30am – 3:30pm. *Attendance is necessary to receive the maximum stipend amount. If you are interested but have some conflicts, please reach out to see if we can come to some agreement.
  3. To be available every Wednesday from 10:30am – 2:20pm during LAUSD’s Fall semester (August 17th – December 10th). *This time frame includes travel time to one of our partner schools and back to UCLA campus, as well as the time when you will be mentoring students in the classroom.
  4. To be able to attend three additional Team Lead trainings on the following Saturdays: September 10th, September 24th, and October 8th from 8:30am – 3:30pm.

For more information and to apply, click this link.

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