Upward Bound Math & Science Center

Our Mission:

To motivate, challenge, and enrich eligible high school students to pursue post secondary degrees in the Math and Science fields.

About the Center

The Upward Bound Math Science Center is a motivational, challenging, and enriching federally funded TRiO program for high school students. It provides academic instruction through a six-week residential program, year-round support in preparing students for college admission, and opportunities for exposure to new technology and developments in the world of science.

Where is the program located?

The campus of California Lutheran University is just one hour north of Los Angeles, in the city of Thousand Oaks. The campus affords a beautiful and relaxed setting for the summer residential program, within a half hour of both the mountains and beaches. Campus facilities include a well-equipped science center, new Educational Technology Building and Social Sciences building, computer laboratories, library and new North Campus Sports Complex and Arena. Recreational facilities on campus include volleyball and tennis courts, soccer and football fields, and extensive grounds.

Thousand Oaks is one of the prime scientific research and development areas of the country. Upward Bound Math Science students will have an opportunity to interact with scientists at the leading high technology companies in the area.

Why spend your summer at CLU?

So you’re thinking of becoming a scientist, engineer, surgeon, computer analyst, marine biologist, environmental scientist, technician.... or maybe you need help in deciding.

The Upward Bound Math Science Center is here to provide the exposure to scientific and mathematical disciplines, extra academic instruction, college guidance, and hands on scientific experience to help you make your dreams a reality.

When is the program?

The six-week residential program will be from June 23 - August 2, 2013

Who is eligible to attend?

To be eligible for UBMS you must:

  • be from a family of low income and/or have parents who have not graduated from a 4-year college
  • currently be in 9th - 11th grade
  • be a citizen/national/permanent resident of the U.S.
  • have taken at least one high school course in math and science with a C grade
  • want to pursue a college degree in math or science

How much does it cost?

It costs you nothing! Accommodation, meals, transportation, tuition, field trips, and other program activities are all free.

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