Dr. Adrian B. Mims Sr. is the Founder and CEO of The Calculus Project (TCP), a nonprofit that partners with families, community-based organizations, school districts, and higher education institutions to ensure Black, Latinx, and economically disadvantaged students have the support they need to succeed in honors and advanced mathematics.
The Calculus Project has impacted over 10,000 students in over 100 middle and high schools in Massachusetts and Florida and in 2011, the initiative was inducted into the Minority Student Achievement Network’s Promising Practices Clearinghouse. Since its inception, thousands of Black and Latinx students who were once missing from AP Calculus and high school calculus courses now pursue post-secondary opportunities in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and thrive in a technologically advanced workforce.
Dr. Mims’ work has been recognized nationally including as a Bright Spot in Middle Years Math by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Adrian has a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina, two master’s degrees from Simmons College, and his doctorate in Educational Leadership from Boston College.