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Upward Bound Math and Science Program

Providing Opportunities to Excel

The purpose of the Upward Bound Math and Science Program (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 in specific target high schools.

The program serves up to 50 students through its residential Summer STEM Academy and up to 73 students with an academic year program. UBMS has six 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 $286,018 for 2013-14. Penn State UBMS currently holds a 92% postsecondary education acceptance rate and a 99% high school graduation rate for participants in our program.