About Us

Math Science Upward Bound is one of seven Federal TRIO Programs. TRIO programs were begun in the 1960’s during the nation’s War on Poverty as “a set of federally-funded college-opportunity programs that motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds in their pursuit of a college degree.” (Learn more about TRIO)

The goal of Math Science Upward Bound is to help low income and potential first generation college students succeed in high school and prepare them to enter higher education and receive a college degree, especially in a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. In order to prepare our students for the rigors of college, the UW STEMsub program offers both a Summer Academy and Academic Year Services.

The University of Washington STEMsub program is hosted by the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity and serves 125 low-income and/or first-generation students at four Public Schools in King County in Washington : Chief Sealth, Cleveland, Foster, and Franklin High Schools. Learn more about eligibility requirements.

Importance of UW Math Science Upward Bound

Given our region’s highly technical economy and the wealth of opportunities that would await our students if they could get a STEM college degree, it is remarkable that there has never been a Math Science Upward Bound Program in Washington or Oregon. We are excited to be able to provide the chance for our low-income, first-generation students to learn at a world-class research University. By combining the vast STEM resources available at the UW with the supportive environment of the OMA&D, this program will help our students excel in high school, enter college, and obtain a degree in Math, Science, Engineering, or Technology. – Dave Wolczyk, UW STEMsub Director


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