A New STEM Program at UCLA Aims to Help Underserved Students Succeed
A new program at UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science is looking to help underserved students succeed in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
The Mathematics Achievement Program is an opportunity for high school students who are admitted to UCLA. They will receive advanced math lessons and be able to participate in hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The program runs three Saturdays per month from October through May. Transportation, meals, and school supplies are complimentary.
The program is spearheaded by the engineering school’s Center for Excellence in Engineering Diversity and funded by financial support from the Eugene and Marilyn Stein Family Foundation, as well as a five-year commitment from Raytheon Intelligence & Space. Additional support has been provided by Amazon and Northrop Grumman.
The goal of the program is to provide a robust STEM curriculum for students from underserved Los Angeles Unified School District high schools. By doing this, UCLA Engineering aims to increase the number of students who enter into careers in STEM fields.