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Upward Bound Math and Science


Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) at IUP is a federally-funded TRIO program that provides enriching educational experiences to local Indiana County high school students.

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.

Program benefits continue throughout the academic year:

  • Individual and group study/tutoring sessions
  • Academic and social counseling
  • PSAT/SAT prep
  • College application and FAFSA guidance
  • College visits and cultural field trips also take place during the academic year.

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The UBMS Summer 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. Students go home on the weekends, and the small-scale “college life” experience 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
  • 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.