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Upward Bound Math and Science Program

What is the UBMS Program?

The TAMIU Upward Bound Math and Science Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and is designed to help prepare high school students with the tools they need to enter college programs in the fields of math, science, technology, and/or engineering (STEM).  Program participants meet on Saturdays during the school year, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and there is also a summer component.  The UBMS Program aims to successfully recruit 50 students and will begin in November.

What does the UBMS Program Provide?

A preview of college life!  UBMS is an academic and college readiness program available at TAMIU on Saturdays during the 2009-2010 school year.  The program continues in the summer, and some UBMS students will be able to live on campus in a residential dorm during this six-week session.  The program offers:

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Academic Instruction (Math, Science, English/Writing)

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Academic Guidance and Tutoring

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Career Exploration

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Assistance with College and Financial Aid Applications

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College Visits

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Counseling Services

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Field Trips

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Foreign Language Studies (Spanish, French, German, Chinese/Japanese)

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Hands-On Educational Activities  (Lego Robotics and Bridge Building)

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Laboratory Experience (AutoCAD, Physics, Chemistry, Computers)

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PSAT/SAT Preparation

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Social, Cultural, Recreational and Team-Building Activities.

(Lunch is provided on Saturdays.) 

What happens upon successful completion of the program?

Besides strengthening student skills in order to be successful in high school now and getting prepared for the first year of college, students earn a small UBMS stipend for the academic year and/or summer components to offset any cost incurred by participating. Students may also be eligible for additional support services.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for UBMS, students must:

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be U.S. Citizens or Legal Residents,

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live within LISD or UISD boundaries, and

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be interested in pursuing a degree in a STEM field.

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In addition, eligible applicants must:

meet Federal Low-Income Guidelines

 

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be first generation college-bound.

What does it cost?

There is no cost for participating in either program.  It’s free!

For more information, call us at 956-326-2701 or email graciela.briseno@tamiu.edu.  We're located in the Student Center, room 118.

To apply for UBMS, click here.

 

Attention Participants:

Go to the Students Corner for information about Field Work assignments and Community Service opportunities.

 

 

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