UBMS Math and Science

Physical Address: 114 Civic Plaza Dr Taos, NM
Mailing Address:
1157 County Road 110, Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557

Phone: (575) 737-3725

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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 by October 2013 as 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.

Services Provided:

  • Six-week summer program with intensive math and science training
  • Participant-conducted scientific research under the guidance of a university faculty member, a research scientist or a high school teacher
  • Guest speakers from industry or universities who work or research in STEM fields
  • Instruction and tutorial assistance to improve mathematics, science, reading, writing, study skills and other subjects necessary for success in high school and college
  • Educational services designed to improve financial and economic literacy
  • Participation in cultural events and other educational activities not usually available to low-income students
  • Exploration of a range of career and college options
  • College campus tours and assistance in researching and selecting a college
  • Assistance in completing college admission, scholarship searches and financial aid applications
  • Preparation for ACT/SAT tests
  • Leadership skills development
  • Summer bridge program for graduating seniors

Project Staff:

Randy Larry, Project Director
Andy Leonard, STEM Curriculum Coordinator and Advisor
Mike Musialowski, STEM Curriculum Coordinator and Advisor
1 Program Assistant; 4 Summer Instructors; 5 Tutors



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