The Calculus Project is an effort to increase the representation of low income, black and Hispanic students in high school AP classes.
Dr. Adrian Mims became aware that there were far fewer black and Hispanic students entering the high school AP calculus classes across the city of Boston and surrounding suburbs in comparison to white and Asian students. He pioneered the Calculus Project, a program at Boston University that prepares students for high level math.
Members meet during the school year and during the summer until they graduate from high school.
The objective is for students to take 12th grade AP calculus and expose them to careers in the STEM fields.
There are success stories. Graduates have attended Harvard and Boston University. A member of the second graduating class received a full scholarship from Harvard.
This year sessions will be held at Boston University for the first time in the program’s 6 year history.