Functioning under a TRiO grant from the U.S. Department of Education, UW-Green Bay has partnered for many years to host Upward Bound and the Regional Center for Math and Science. Over the summer, a staff of two dozen instructors, faculty members, counselors, residence hall assistants, graduate students and administrative staff work with select high school participants over a 6-week period from June 29 to Aug. 9. RCMS students are selected from 20 schools located in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin, while UB students are chosen from East, West and Preble high schools in Green Bay. Both programs target low-income first generation potential college students.
The main goal is to recruit academically focused high school students from the target population, and then help to prepare them to successfully enter and complete college. An additional goal for RCMS is to increase the math and science skills of high school students in order to prepare them for a university program of study in the sciences, mathematics or engineering. There’s more to college life than classes and studying, of course, so the visiting high schoolers also go on field trips and attend local events.
You can see the academics and the fun events, along with the kids and the support staff, by checking out the images playing on the monitor in front of the TRiO and Precollege office (across and slightly down the hall from the Dean of Students office in the Student Services Building). “Come see what TRiO at UWGB is all about!”