TRIO Programs

Math & Science Program

What is the Math & Science Program?

The Upward Bound Math-Science program is designed to strengthen the math and science skills of high school students. The goal of the program is to help participating students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science and to encourage them to pursue postsecondary degrees in math and science.

Benefits:
  • Summer programs with intensive math and science training
  • Year-round counseling and advising
  • Exposure to university faculty members who do research in mathematics and the sciences
  • Computer training

Each year USD's Upward Bound Program provides 40 rural South Dakota high school students an opportunity to experience college life through an intensive six-week summer program under the instruction and supervision of summer staff. This program is supplemental to the high school curriculum; it is not remedial. Three separate components - Summer, Academic Year and Bridge - expose students to math and science-based topics, courses of study and careers.