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Upward Bound Math Science Program

 

ATTENTION Students and parents

Thank you for your interest and support of the Upward Bound Math and Science grant at CSULB.

It has come to our attention that there may be a misunderstanding about the CSULB UBMS grant and we would like to make sure that everyone has accurate information.

As of January 23, 2013, UBMS has been moved to a new location and placed under the national model Upward Bound grants here at CSULB http://www.csulb.edu/divisions/students/upward_bound/

Please understand that the grant has not been closed by the University, however, federal funding will end in August 2013 based on an unsuccessful grant competition (no federal appeals are allowed based on our point standing).

Transferring the UBMS grant now allows for students to receive continuous, excellent services beyond this summer from expert staff, especially those in STEM. We want to assure you that we are committed to UBMS students and their families, so parents and high schools are being contacted about this change by phone call, email, and postal mail.

Again, thank you for your support of the grant and students pursuing STEM fields and we apologize for any misunderstandings.

If you are a current UBMS student or family member, please call (562) 985-5520 and the Upward Bound staff will be more than happy to assist you.

 

Welcome to the Upward Bound Math Science Program at California State University Long Beach. The Upward Bound Math Science (UBMS) program is part of the TRiO family and is a federally funded program enacted as part of the Higher Education Act and provides a variety of services designed to prepare high school students for acceptance and completion of college in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields through two major components, the summer component and the academic year component. We serve underrepresented high school students from low - income families, high school students that come from households where neither parent holds a bachelors degree. In addition, prospective students should have an interest in attaining a degree in the STEM fields. Each year the program has a central theme designed to pique student interest in science, and give them the experience of completing a rigorous interdisciplinary science project, complete with journal article and oral presentation. The academic focus for the 2011-2012 academic year is biomedical engineering.

 

Goal

The goal of the program is to provide students with the tools and resources necessary for a successful transition from high school to competitive college programs in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. The motivating philosophy to achieve this goal is twofold. First, we provide practical assistance in the form of neighborhood tutoring throughout the school year and Saturday sessions at CSU Long Beach where the details of the college application and financial aid process are addressed in detail. Second, we provide realistic exposure to the types of classes, professors, social dynamics, and academic rigor students will face once they enter the university setting through our Saturday sessions and summer residential program.