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Jan. 31, 2023 10:45 p.m.
Mentorship program encourages mathematical interests in youth

Undergraduate students help teach middle and early high schoolers math. The Applied Math Mentorship Program allows these students to see themselves represented in STEM fields. (Courtesy of Don Liebig/UCLA Photography)

UCLA students are fostering mathematical practices among seventh to ninth grade students in Los Angeles through a new mentorship program.
The Applied Mathematics Mentorship Program strives to engage seventh to ninth grade students in applying math to real-world situations and integrating math with science, said Heather Dallas, executive director at the UCLA Curtis Center for Mathematics and Teaching.

By Paula Zepeda

A Closer Look

Jan. 31, 2023 10:45 p.m.
Alumnus creates organization to decrease disparities for Latinas in academia

Valerie Gómez has always wanted to forge a path for those who come after her.
Gómez, an anthropology alumnus, founded Latina Grad Guide – a social impact venture to support Latinas in higher education – in 2018, aiming to decrease disparities for Latinas in academia and alleviate financial barriers they may face.

By Kate Vedder

A Closer Look

Jan. 24, 2023 11:57 p.m.

Budget proposal would include UCLA in transfer admission guarantee program

For three years in a row, Lewis Smith chose to persevere.
Smith, a fourth-year political science transfer student, was rejected by UCLA for two years straight.

By Matthew Royer

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