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Upward Bound receives USDE math and science grant

Upward-Bound-T-(1).jpgMorehead State University has announced that the United States Department of Education (USDE) awarded funding of $541,072 annually for two Upward Bound Math Science (UBMS) Program grants during the next five years in addition to the two Upward Bound programs currently awarded at MSU.

“Through these two grants we will be able to expand math and science academic and support services to students at 19 high schools in the region,” said Dr. Dan Connell, assistant vice president for adult education and college access.

The Upward Bound Programs are an academic program designed to help high school students prepare for college by developing academic, social, and cultural skills needed for success in postsecondary education. The Upward Bound Math and Science program is designed to strengthen the math and science skills of students. The goal of the program is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science and to encourage them to pursue postsecondary degrees in math and science, and ultimately careers in the math and science profession.

The MSU Upward Bound Math and Science programs serve high schools in Bath, Boyd, Carter (East and West), Elliott, Fleming, Harrison, Johnson (Central), Lawrence, Lewis, Magoffin, Mason, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Nicholas, Robertson and Rowan counties.  Recruitment for the programs is currently going on in these counties.         

Curriculum, services, and activities are provided through an integrated academic year and summer academy. Curriculum is intensive, sequential and aligned with the common core standards. Intensive instruction in math and science, research activities and research internships with mathematicians and scientists and STEM mentoring are key components to prepare participants for STEM majors and/or careers.  The Summer Academy provides an intensive

Six-week instructional program designed to simulate a college-going experience to ensure that students are college ready upon high school graduation.

Additional information is available by contacting Amanda Lewis, interim director, Upward Bound Programs at 606-783-9329 or