Empowering Young Minds Through Math CEO
Alessandra Pantano, UCI Department of Mathematics
March 20, 2018
UCI Student Center, Pacific Ballroom D
7:30 – 9:00AM
UCI Math CEO is a mathematical enrichment program developed by faculty at UC Irvine to serve the underprivileged community of Santa Ana. Every week a group of about 100 middle school students come to the UCI campus to explore fun and challenging mathematical investigations, puzzles, and games. These workshops provide a setting in which children not only learn math but also acquire familiarity with college and STEM careers. The program also features STEM-focused field trips for students and bilingual college-orientation workshops for their parents. In this talk, Professor Alessandra Pantano will share her insights on the Math CEO program. She will also describe the Department of Mathematics’ efforts to increase the scope and quality of its outreach programs and to welcome students of all backgrounds to authentic mathematical experiences.