Hartnell College feted about 200 students Friday as they wrapped up their Summer Math Academy. Students receive no college credit but participate simply to refine their math skills -- many of them to overcome their fears. Like Gloria Gutierrez, who's planning on studying kinesiology at San Jose State, and needs to get her math courses before transferring.
"It helped," she said. "But I'm not completely over it."
This is the ninth session of Hartnell's biannual Math Academy under the direction of Hartnell Math Professor Ken Rand. But it's the first time they have a barbeque!