Upward Bound Math/Science Renewed for 5-Year Grant
This fall, Boston University’s Upward Bound Math/Science Program has been renewed by the U.S. Department of Education for another five-year grant.
The 27-week academic year and 6-week summer programs work in conjunction with public high schools in Boston to prepare and enable low-income, first-generation college bound high school students to pursue higher education and careers in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.
“Our goals are to provide the academic and social supports so that students achieve proficiency on MCAS exams, achieve, and sustain grades in a rigorous high school curriculum necessary for college admission, and demonstrate post-secondary completion,” explained Hardin Coleman, Dean of Boston University School of Education.
Funding for Upward Bound Math/Science will allow the program to serve 50 students from its three target high schools: Brighton High and Charlestown High in Boston, and Chelsea High School. The program’s STEM focus receives support from members of the SED faculty, and faculty in the colleges of Engineering, Arts and Sciences, and Public Health.
Upward Bound Math/Science is part of the larger Boston University outreach initiative: Boston Public Schools Collaborative.