Upward Bound Math Science is a part of the federally funded TRIO programs, whose purpose is to prepare low-income and first-generation college bound students for success in higher education. The goal of Upward Bound Math Science is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science and to encourage them to pursue post-secondary degrees in the STEM fields.
Our Upward Bound Math/Science program serves 66 students that reside in the target area or at the target schools. We provide an intense model for learning that provides hands-on activities and opportunities to conduct research with local University professionals and Ada area businesses and laboratories. Students participate in both the school year and summer components upon entry to the program until high school graduation. All program services are free and students receive a small stipend for their participation.
We provide services to our students in the following areas:
Tutoring, Academic Advisement, Career Exploration, College admissions and application assistance, Financial aid and scholarship information assistance, academic workshops such as ACT prep, and EOI prep, College campus visits, cultural explorations, internships with professionals in the STEM fields, College and Career Readiness.