PRESS RELEASE: Eastern Bank Foundation Grant and Calculus Project partnership
XR Terra today announced receipt of a grant from the Eastern Bank Charitable to support the implementation of a summer pilot program to introduce high school students to the technology behind virtual reality experiences. This grant supported the tuition for four students from The Calculus Project to attend the course at no cost.
The Calculus Project (TCP) is a grassroots-style initiative to dramatically increase the number of students of color and low-income students who complete AP Calculus in high school. This gives students the content knowledge, the skills, and more confidence to succeed in high-level math classes.
“Structural barriers in education based on racial, gender, and other differences keep us apart and perpetuate income and wealth gaps, and we are committed to supporting efforts that give everyone an opportunity to prosper throughout life,” said Turahn Dorsey, Foundation Fellow, Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation. “XR Terra and The Calculus Project help students build the technical and life skills that will serve them well academically and professionally, and we are proud to support their efforts.
“Spatial computing is at the leading edge of digital transformation efforts and will afford young people a whole new set of tools to solve problems and connect with others. We are delighted to be able to provide an opportunity for students to learn the techniques and practices to create in VR,” – Janet Kang, CEO of XR Terra.
The grant supported the launch of the summer pilot of a special course designed for newcomers or beginners in coding.