Upward Bound Math/Science Regional Center
Since 1992 the UAF Upward Bound Math/Science Regional Center has worked to strengthen math and science skills of participating students. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and is a federal TRIO Program. The program helps students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science and encourages them to pursue postsecondary degrees in these fields. Students living in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington are encouraged to apply. Thirty-six students are selected to participate each year. Applications are available each December online at www.ubms.uaf.edu/download.shtml or by contacting the department.
- six-week summer program (June-July) of intensive math and science training;
- residential living on the UAF campus and residential counselor supervision;
- one eight-day science field trip, computer training, weekly field trips and hands-on activities;
- cultural, recreational and service-oriented activities;
- a small weekly stipend;
- year-round advising; and
- exposure to university faculty and graduate students who do research in math and science.
Who May Apply
The following guidelines are set by the U.S. Department of Education to help determine eligibility for the UAF Upward Bound Math/Science program. All applicants:
- must have completed the eighth grade but not yet entered the twelfth grade;
- must be between 13 and 19 years old; and
- two thirds of all participants must be low income and potential first-generation college students, or students with an identifiable disability.
For more information contact the Upward Bound Math/Science Regional Center at (907) 474-5938, toll-free at 1‑800-478-8267 or online at www.ubms.uaf.edu.