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Upward Bound Math and Science

  • Summer Program Move-In Day is June 11, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Use this handy Summer Orientation information packet to make sure you are fully informed.

    This is June and July at-a-glance.

    Questions? Call us! 724-357-3033 or e-mail Joanna at jharring@iup.edu or Jacque at jacqueb@iup.edu.

    Parking is at a premium this summer. Check out the parking/construction map

    Upward Bound Math and Science at IUP is a federally-funded TRiO program that provides enriching educational experiences to local Indiana County high school students. Please refer to our UBMS Flyer.

    UBMS is designed to strengthen math and science skills of potentially first-generation college students and/or low-income students. Scholars develop skills in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) and are encouraged to pursue post-secondary degrees in these fields.

    An Upward Bound Math and Science Student in an Astronaut SuitProgram benefits continue throughout the academic year:

    1. Individual and group study/tutoring sessions
    2. Academic and social counseling
    3. PSAT/SAT prep, college application help and FAFSA guidance
    4. College visits and field trips

    The UBMS Summer Program is a free six-week residential program on the IUP campus. Students are taught science, math, foreign language, and writing skills to prep for the next academic year. They sleep in dorms, eat in dining halls, and go home on the weekends. This small-scale “college life” experience helps them become comfortable in and around campus, thus easing their transition from high school to college.

    Christina Bryner

    Remarkable Alumni

    UBMS alumna Christina Bryner realized that a bachelor’s degree was within reach when she attended IUP’s UBMS program as a Blairsville High School student. She graduated with a degree from IUP in Accounting and Finance and currently works as an auditor in Pittsburgh.