The Upward Bound Math and Science program is designed to strengthen the math and science skills of participating students. The goal of the program is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science and to encourage them to pursue postsecondary degrees in math and science, and ultimately careers in the math and science professionâ (Department of Education, 2011).
Number of Students Served:
U.S. Department Of Education
The mission of the University of Maine's Upward Bound programs is to assist students from low income/first generation backgrounds to succeed in post-secondary education through a plan that integrates intensive educational services during a six-week residential summer program and year-round academic support services.
To involve students in learning scientific concepts and the scientific process by performing actual science experiments. To provide learning experiences that integrate mathematics, statistics, computer modeling and experimental science. To maintain a high level of enthusiasm, excitement and collaboration in the teaching-learning environment. To increase the mathematics skills of participants. To increase students’ standardized test scores. To increase the written and oral communication, discussion and critical thinking skills of participants. To prepare students for the college application process and provide opportunities for them to qualify for several science- based scholarships. To provide ongoing assessment and adaptation of the teaching/learning environment to meet the developmental needs of all students. To connect students to professional contacts (faculty, graduate students) who might help them achieve their goals of entering a STEM college major and career field. To increase student ability to balance a heavy course load, to navigate a college campus and to develop healthy time-management and self-care skills.
STEM skills and confidence, college preparation, social interaction & leadership, writing
College and Postsecondary Planning:
High School (9-12):
Other Requirements :
Other (including military, workforce, vocational/trade school):
Hispanic/Latino (including Spain):
American Indian or Alaska Native:
Black or African American:
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander:
White (Including Middle Eastern):