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 stipend (includes work and travel!!!!)


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 from 8:30AM – 3:00PM.

  • to be able to attend three follow up Team Lead trainings (6 hours each) on Saturdays that are currently scheduled for September 10th, September 24th, and October 8th from 8:30AM – 3:00PM.

  • 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). Currently we know that William Jefferson Clinton Middle School will be offering four sections of AMMP on Tuesdays throughout their school day. Western Avenue T.E.C.H. Magnet School will be offering two sections of AMMP on either Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Barack Obama Global Preparation Academy will be offering three sections of AMMP on Wednesdays (exact class periods have yet to be determined.) Keep the above information and bell schedule for each school in mind as you are planning your Fall 2022 schedule.


The Curtis Center will do its best to place you with a class that works with your UCLA course schedule. All schools are located in South Los Angeles. It will take 25-40 minutes each way, depending on traffic. Undergraduates do not need a car to participate in AMMP. The Curtis Center will support you with a transportation stipend.


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We are not accepting any more applications at the moment. We will send out more email notifications if we are able to offer this program again soon. If you are interested in becoming an undergraduate mentor, feel free to email Julian Rojas at jrojas@math.ucla.edu.

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