Upward Bound Math and Science
Providing Opportunities to Excel
The purpose of the Upward Bound Math and Science Center (UBMS) at Penn State is to assist participating students in recognizing and developing their potential to excel in math or science and to encourage them to pursue postsecondary degrees in these fields. Penn State UBMS serves eligible students from Harrisburg, Reading and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and in six target high schools located in urban school districts in the state.
The program serves up to fifty students through its residential Summer Academy and up to sixty students with an academic year program. UBMS has four objectives directed at achieving the purposes of the program and utilizes an innovative curriculum to achieve and exceed these objectives. All program services are offered at no cost to participants due to a Department of Education TRIO grant of $301,802 for 2012-13. Penn State UBMS currently holds a 92% postsecondary education acceptance rate and a 99% high school graduation rate for participants in our program.