UC Irvine Math CEO program is commited to offering free enrichment activities in mathematics for middle school students in underserved communities, and creating free educational material to be used in classrooms around the world. An essential goal of our program is to encourage students in low income, minority communities in Southern California to pursue a college degree in Mathematics, Science or related fields through a solid foundation and adequate planning.
The program started successfully as a pilot program in the 2014-15 school year. We worked with more than 30 students from Lathrop Intermediate School in nearby Santa Ana in 16 Math Circle meetings of mathematical explorations on topics such as algebra, counting, number theory and geometry. The students also took part in a day-long field trip to UC Irvine to learn about the diverse activities taking place on a college campus first-hand. The program also reached out to Lathrop students' parents by hosting an evening parents meeting on preparation for college education.
In the 2015-2016 school year, the program expanded to include both Lathrop Intermediate and another Santa Ana middle school: Villa Fundamental Intermediate. The program ran 24 weekly Math Circle meetings on the campus of UC Irvine for over 100 students from Lathrop and Villa Intermediate on Wednesday afternoons after-school. The program also hosted the students and their parents for a day-long field trip to UC Irvine and ran an evening college workshop for students and parents at both Lathrop and Villa Intermediate.
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