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TRIO Math and Science

Program Summary

TRIO Math Sci

The Upward Bound Math and Science Program is a US Department of Education TRiO Grant Initiative targeting low income high school students.  Many colleges and universities throughout the country have Upward Bound programs.   The  University of New Mexico – Albuquerque and Valencia Branch, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, New Mexico State University, Eastern New Mexico and other New Mexico Community Colleges work in partnership with local high schools.

Our UNM-Taos program is designed to strengthen the math and science skills of participating students in Taos County.  The goal of the program is to encourage students to recognize and develop their potential to pursue post-secondary degrees in STEM (Science Technology Engineering or Mathematics).

Sixty (9th and 10th grade) students are identified as being from low income, as defined by Federal guidelines, and/or potential first-generation college students where neither parent has earned a Bachelor’s degree. Participants remain in the program through graduation. 

Program services are FREE to participants and are designed to support the academic program at the participating high schools.  Participants receive a stipend each semester and summer for satisfactory participation.  Since participants invest more time with academics than most students, the stipend is an important incentive.