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Upward Bound Math and Science


Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) at IUP is a federally-funded program that provides an enriching educational experience and is designed to strengthen math and science skills of potentially first-generation college students and/or low income students from area high schools. Scholars develop skills in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) and are encouraged to pursue postsecondary degrees in these fields.

Program benefits continue throughout the academic year. These include individual and group study/tutoring sessions, academic and social counseling, mentoring, PSAT/SAT prep, college application and FAFSA guidance, etc. College visits and cultural enrichment opportunities also take place during the academic year.

The Summer Residence Program is a six-week residential program on the IUP campus. Students are taught by professors in biology, physics, and math, sleep in dorms, and eat in dining halls. Adult supervision is present throughout their stay and students go home on the weekends. “College life” on the small scale helps students become comfortable in and around campus, easing their transition from high school to college.

Remarkable Alumni

UBMS alumna Christina Bryner realized that a bachelor’s degree was within reach when she attended IUP’s Upward Bound Math and Science program as a high school student.

Christina Bryner

With guidance from the staff and several scholarships, she graduated with a degree from IUP in accounting and and fnance and is currently working as an auditor in Pittsburgh.

If you would like to give IUP UBMS a gift, see the Support IUP story about Christina Bryner.

  • Upward Bound Math and Science Program
  • 430 Sutton Hall
    1011 South Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-3033
  • Fax: 724-357-3034
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.