Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Program Objectives

The Texas A&M University-Kingsville Upward Bound Math and Science Program (UBMS), funded by the U.S. Department of Education, has offered selected high school participants the opportunity to observe and participate with ongoing campus research studies in the areas of mathematics, science, and computer technology. These students are also given the opportunity to receive assistance from the faculty scientists and their assigned assistant mentors. Students participating in this program will be able to continue their research studies with the cooperation of their home schools and local Upward Bound Math and Science projects during the academic follow-up year. The TAMUK UBMS Program key staff will develop strong liaisons with target area high schools and appropriate mentors and will coordinate its curriculum through the internet assisting students at their home site schools throughout the school year.

Objectives Include:

To increase the number of low-income and first-generation high school students traditionally underrepresented in institutions of higher education to:

  • Achieve substantial math, science, and computer literacy skills
  • Declare math, science, computer science, or engineering as a major when enrolling in the college of their choice
  • Receive bachelor degrees in math, science, computer science, or engineering
  • Enter career fields requiring substantial high level preparation in math, science, computer science, or engineering
  • Receive potential to achieve a Ph.D. in math, science, computer science, or engineering

Trio-UBMS

This page was last updated on: March 10, 2014