Upward Bound Math Science students to present projects

Participants of the Upward Bound Math Science program at the University of Maine will present videos and posters on a variety of research projects conducted throughout the summer.

The students will host a Group Design Project Video Show from 1–2:30 p.m. Friday, July 24 at the Foster Center for Student Innovation. The videos document the design process over the past six weeks as students have created inventions and innovations to address problems posed by Maine EPSCoR faculty and staff.

On Monday, July 27, students will participate in the program’s annual STEM Symposium where they will present posters on their individual research projects and explorations from 5 to 9 p.m. in the atrium of the D.P. Corbett Business Building.

Upward Bound Math Science is affiliated with the UMaine College of Education and Human Development and offers a six-week college preparatory program to first-generation college students from eight Maine high schools. The program specifically targets students who are interested in pursuing STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) majors and careers.

This summer, 31 students attended from students are attending from Central High School in Corinth, Foxcroft Academy in Dover-Foxcroft, Mattanawcook Academy in Lincoln, Nokomis Regional High School in Newport, Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School in South Paris, Portland High School, Stearns High School in Millinocket, and Schenck High School in East Millinocket.