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August 16, 2016
Six weeks of hard work paid off for Miguel Santana and Cintia Vasquez, two high school students who participated in the Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) Summer Residential Program through the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS). They were awarded first place at the program’s awards ceremony, held Thursday, July 21, at the Nittany Lion Inn on the University Park campus.  [ More ]
 

Pennsylvania high schoolers find STEM fuel at Russ College workshops

June 20, 2016

Ohio University’s Russ College of Engineering and Technology welcomed more than 30 Pennsylvania high school students to campus on Friday for a series of hands-on workshops as part of the Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) program administered by Pennsylvania State University (PSU).. [ More ]

December 11, 2015
Penn State ranks 49th in the nation in total minority bachelor’s degrees produced, according to a recent ranking by Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine, up from last year’s ranking of 57th. [ More ]


November 11, 2015

The Penn State Upward Bound Math and Science Program (UBMS) was invited by Gregory Frederick, research specialist for the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) and the Louis Stokes Institute for STEM Education, to present a special session at the Council for Opportunity in Education’s 34th annual conference, held Sept. 16–19 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia. More ]

October 5, 2015

The completion of the 2015 Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) program’s Summer STEM Academy marks the 17th year of UBMS’s partnership with faculty in STEM fields at Penn State.

This year’s summer program brought 36 ninth- through 11th-graders from Pennsylvania high schools in Harrisburg, ASPIRA Olney Charter School in Philadelphia, Reading, and Woodland Hills High Schools to Penn State to participate in a six-week intensive residential program designed to increase their interest and aptitude in STEM professions. [ More ]

September 16, 2015

When three high school students in Pennsylvania went back to school this month, if asked, they will have an interesting answer to “how was your summer vacation?”

These three young women, Safriani Adnan (SciTech High, Harrisburg), Angela Harris (SciTech High, Harrisburg) and Emily Weisand (Woodland Hills High School, Pittsburgh) spent their summers investigating the impact of gluten on bread quality through Penn State’s Upward Bound program. [ More ]

July 28, 2015

Congratulations to Group H in the Summer Experience in the Eberly College of Science (SEECoS) for winning the overall Upward Bound Math and Science program award for their research study “Exploring Plant-Insect Ecological Networks”! Their 6-week study examined insect populations as a way of controlling invasive plants such as the thistle. [ More ]

August 11, 2014

Two students, Mark Santana-Crespo from Harrisburg High School and Malika Williams-Brooks from Harrisburg SciTech High School, mentored by a team of meteorology researchers in Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS), took overall first place at the Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) Summer Residential Program’s Awards Ceremony held on Tuesday, July 22, at The Nittany Lion Inn on the University Park campus. [ More ]