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Upward Bound Math and Science Program. Ms. Ashley Tittemore , Program Coordinator. History & Purpose of UBMS. HISTORY 1964: Federal TRiO Programs created out of Economic Opportunity Act

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Upward bound math and science program

Upward Bound Math and Science Program

Ms. Ashley Tittemore,

Program Coordinator

History purpose of ubms
History & Purpose of UBMS


  • 1964: Federal TRiO Programs created out of Economic Opportunity Act

  • 1990: UBMS Program initiated to address the need for specific instruction in the fields of Math and Science

    - Source: U.S. Department of Education


  • To provide high school participants with the skills and motivation necessary for success in programs of postsecondary education that lead to careers in the fields of Math and Science

    - Source: U.S. Department of Education

Goals objectives
Goals & Objectives

  • Increased Academic Performance / Grade Point Average (GPA)

  • Increased Academic Performance on Standardized Tests 

  • Secondary School Retention and Graduation, including completion of a rigorous program of study

  • Postsecondary Enrollment immediately after high school

  • Postsecondary Completion

Why go to college
Why Go To College?

  • To gain knowledge that will be helpful throughout life;

  • To broaden perspectives, meet new people from diverse backgrounds, and learn to be independent; and

    • To have job opportunities with better working conditions and more promotion opportunities, as well as a higher annual salary and better lifetime earning potential.

Annual salary
Annual Salary

A 4-year college graduate earns about $52,200 annually on average, compared to $30,400 for a high school graduate.

- Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Lifetime earning potential
Lifetime Earning Potential

A 4-year college graduate (with a Bachelor’s degree) earns almost $1 million more over his/her lifetime than a high school graduate.

  • Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Why math and science
Why Math and Science?

  • U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

    “Top 10 fastest-growing jobs are in Science.”

  • National Public Radio’s “Talk of the Nation” (2009):

    “Jobs in Mathematics are the best type of jobs to have during a tough economy.”

Careers in math and science
Careers in Math and Science

  • Architect

  • Climate Analyst

  • Computer Scientist (Graphics & Animation, Cryptography)

  • Dentist

  • Engineer

  • Environmental Scientist

  • Epidemiologist

  • Financial Analyst

  • Forensic Analyst

  • Medical Doctor

  • Nurse

  • Nutritionist

  • Occupational or Physical Therapist

  • Pharmacist

  • Population Ecologist

  • Psychologist

  • Research Scientist

  • Veterinarian


Through after school activities, Saturday sessions, and a

6-week summer program, participants receive:

  • Tutoring and academic instruction;

  • Academic advising;

  • SAT/ACT preparation;

  • College visits;

  • Assistance with completion of college admissions applications and with locating and applying for scholarships;

  • Information on and assistance applying for federal financial aid;

  • Financial literacy education;

  • Career exploration;

  • Activities with professional mathematicians and scientists and hands-on instruction in laboratories;

  • Mentoring by undergraduate and graduate Math and Science majors; and

  • Cultural enrichment activities.

Eligibility how to apply
Eligibility & How To Apply


  • Students must attend a Harnett County High School


  • At least one of the following criteria must be met:

    • 1) Neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree


    • 2) Family income meets federal guidelines for eligibility


  • Complete UBMS application and return to the UBMS Office at CCCC or your school’s Guidance Office


  • Please call the UBMS Office at (919) 718-7463, email us at [email protected], or visit our website: www.cccc.edu/ubms