Upward Bound Math & Science Program (UBMS)
Part of the office of TRiO programs, the Moreno Valley College Upward Bound Math & Science (UBMS) program is a federally funded grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Since 2012, UBMS has partnered with the Moreno Valley Unified School District and Vista del Lago High School to offer an interactive intensive pre-college experience designed to strengthen the math and science skills of participating high school students. UBMS helps students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math while encouraging them to pursue postsecondary degrees, and ultimately careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Each year, UBMS serves a cohort of approximately 60 high students from Vista del Lago High School of which over two-thirds are from low income, first-generation backgrounds.
In 2017, funding for MVC's UBMS program was extended with a five-year $1.315 million award.
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Application and Eligibility Requirements
Vista Del Lago ninth- and tenth-grade students may apply. There is no cost to students to participate. If you're interested in being part of UBMS, see eligibility requirements and apply today. Space is limited!
Prepare for Your Future Career
UBMS can help you prepare for college and a career in STEM:
- STEM-related careers make up one of the fastest-growing segments of the 21st century marketplace
- According to a report entitled "STEM: Good Jobs Now and for the Future," released in July 2011, workers in the so-called STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) occupations earn 26 percent more than workers in other fields
- STEM workers of all educational levels earn more than their non-STEM peers
- By 2018, STEM occupations will account for about 8.6 million
Chances are there's a STEM career that's right for you. There's no better time than now to begin preparing for one of these high-demand opportunities.
- Over 90% of UBMS Scholars have enrolled in a postsecondary educational program the fall immediately following high school
- Over 60% of UBMS alumni are majoring in a field related to STEM.
- 99% of UBMS Scholars graduated from high school in 4 years.
- Successful participation in the Future Innovators of the Next Generation STEM Competition.
- UBMS Scholars are enrolled in such colleges as University of California (UC), Los Angeles, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, UC Davis, UC San Diego, California State University (CSU), San Bernardino, Cal Poly Pomona, San Jose State University, CSU Fullerton, San Diego State University, Hampton University, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Moreno Valley College.
- UBMS Scholars have been selected to participate in prestigious research, educational, leadership, or internships, including the Nanotechnology Summer Institute, University of Southern California Wrigley Institute, Apprenticeship Bridge to College (ABC) Program at Loma Linda University, Kaiser Permanente, California State Summer School for Mathematics & Science (COSMOS), and the ASTERISK Program.
- Field experiences to University of Southern California, UC San Diego, UC Riverside, Loyola Marymount University, San Diego State University, California Baptist University, UC Irvine, General Atomics, Bourns, Inc., JA Financial Park, UC Irvine Applied Innovation Center, and the California Science Center.
- Participation in STEM Networking Events, including Aerospace Engineering Day, Inland Empire Hispanic Leadership Council Business Summit, and the Science and Technology Education Partnership Conference.
- High school students from Vista del Lago High School from low income, potentially first generation backgrounds with potential in math and science
- Foster youth, disconnected youth, homeless/McKinney Vinto youth, English Language Learners
- United States Citizen or Legal Residency
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