Upward Bound Kicks Off 2017 Summer Residential Program

CenterPoint Newsletter | Summer 2017 | by Geannine Jordan, UBMSC Assistant Director

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The UNLV Upward Bound Math & Science Center (UBMS) is going “BIG.” On Saturday, May 20, 2017, UBMS kicked off summer to a packed auditorium during its Summer Residential Program (SRP) orientation. This summer’s theme is, “Go Big! Our Future Has No Limits.” Summer signifies vacation for many students, but for Upward Bound participants nationwide it’s the start of the Summer Residential Program. The SRP is a six-week component of the Upward Bound program that offers participants the opportunity to get a glimpse of what college life is like. Over the summer, participants live in the dorms on the UNLV campus, engage in cultural activities, and take academic courses in Science, Math, and English to prepare them for the upcoming fall semester.

At the SRP orientation, participants reviewed Upward Bound policies and procedures, learned about internships, STEM Tuesdays, Backpacks to Briefcases (B2B) Thursdays, field trips, summer course selections, the Bridge Program, the Joyce Anderson Memorial Scholarship, and toured the Dayton North Residence Hall. To go BIG, UBMS participants will have workshops during its STEM Tuesdays facilitated by professionals from Skybot (Engineering & Business Innovation Challenge), UNLV School of Community Health Sciences, UNLV Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction and the new UNLV School of Medicine.

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