We are looking for rising sophomore, junior, or senior STEM majors to join the Applied Mathematics Mentorship Program (AMMP), funded by an Algebra 1 Challenge grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The mentorship program will rehumanize mathematics for the majority Black and Latina/o South LA 7th – 9th grade students by engaging them as doers and creators of socially useful and culturally relevant mathematics.


During the first semester of ’22 – ‘23, undergraduates in AMMP will work with South Los Angeles teachers and students as they investigate 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. AMMP investigations are the result of collaborations between The Curtis Center, SpaceX, LA start-up Conservify, and UCLA Applied Mathematicians. A goal of AMMP is to embed STEM mentors of similar background in these students’ mathematics experiences, to serve as “windows and mirrors” and highlight mathematics as a socially useful and relevant endeavor, one in which their whole person can engage.


AMMP undergraduates will receive a $2500 stipend.


If you’re selected to participate, you will need:

  • to be able to attend the 30 hour (five days of 6 hours each) Team Lead trainings August 1-5.

  • to be able to attend three follow up Team Lead trainings (6 hours each) on Saturdays that will, more than likely, occur in September.

  • time in your schedule to travel to an AMMP school and participate in a one hour class once a week during the LAUSD Fall Semester (August 17th – December 14th). The Curtis Center will do its best to place you with a class that works with your UCLA course schedule. Middle Schools are located in South Los Angeles. It will take 25-40 minutes each way, depending on traffic.


Please note:

  • Undergraduates do not need a car to participate in AMMP. The Curtis Center will support you with transportation.

  • The AMMP schools are currently deciding which day and time they will offer AMMP investigations for their students.


We are not accepting applications at this time. 


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