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Upward Bound Math/Science Bio-Scholars

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Upward Bound Math/Science Bio-Scholars

The Upward Bound Math/Science Bio-Scholars is a TRiO Program funded through the Department of Education. The purpose of the program is to provide students who are first-generation college and low-income the preparation, support, and opportunities to successfully enter into postsecondary education in mathematics, science, and/or technology.

What is the Upward Bound Math/Science Bio-Scholars:

The Kent State University Upward Bound Math/Science Bio-Scholars is an ongoing partnership between the Kent State Kent and Stark campuses, Canton City & Barberton high schools, and communities to promote science and mathematics majors and careers to eligible high school students.

Upward Bound Math/Science Bio-Scholars provides students with a solid background in science, mathematics, research, and technology.  Students benefit greatly from the opportunities available through these partnerships. 

What is the Purpose

The Upward Bound Math/Science Bio-Scholars is a TRiO Program funded through the Department of Education.  The purpose of the program is to provide students who are first-generation college bound and meet income guidelines the preparation, support, and opportunities to successfully enter into postsecondary education in mathematics, science, and/or technology.

Specific goals are to:

  • Provide an exciting hands-on learning experience in the fields of science, mathematics, and technology
  • Teach scientific research, understanding, and appreciation
  • Teach key study skills to succeed in high level math and science courses in high school and college
  • Build strong computer technology skills and knowledge
  • Provide research, career, and other integrative learning experiences such as internships
Who qualifies for Participation:

63 total students from the target areas of Canton City and Barberton High Schools are invited to participate.  Students must meet the following criteria:

  • Currently in or rising into the 9th or 10th grade
  • Expressed interest in Science, Technology, Engineering &/or Math
  • Meet federal eligibility criteria
  • Other guidelines as outlined in the application process
Upward Bound Math/Science Bio-Scholars Benefits:

Students and parents/guardians benefit greatly through their commitment and participation in the Upward Bound Math/Science Bio-scholars. Benefits include:

  • Exposure to careers and opportunities in science, mathematics, and technology
  • Opportunities to learn about college environments and processes
  • Intensive academic support
  • Enrichment and skill development
  • Field trips, college visits and research experiences

These are just a few of the many benefits of participation in the Center. 

How are Services Delivered:

There are two components to the Center – Academic Year and Summer Institute.

  • Academic Year:
    • Weekly Path To College meetings and workshops
    • Academic support, mentoring and advising
    • Parent/guardian workshops
    • Field trips and campus visits
    • Annual Science Day – science fair and positions papers
  • Summer Institute:
    • 6-week residential program at the Kent University campus;
    • Students attend targeted classes in the fields of math, science, and technology
    • Students participate in intensive hands-on learning experiences, laboratory work, research activities, and field trips
    • Students engage in social and cultural activities designed to provide a holistic learning experience

 
For more information, contact:

 
 
Ellis
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Henderson Ellis
Director, Upward Bound Math/Science Bio-Scholars & Public Health
hellis1@kent.edu
 
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Jasmina Nolan
Academic Coordinator, Math/Science Bio-Scholars
jnolan4@kent.edu