Penn State Upward Bound Math and Science Program presents at COE conference

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Upward Bound Math and Science Program (UBMS) was invited by Gregory Frederick, research specialist for the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) and the Louis Stokes Institute for STEM Education, to present a special session at the Council for Opportunity in Education’s 34th annual conference, held Sept. 16–19 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia.

Angela Kaye Miller, director of UBMS, and Willie D West, assistant director of UBMS, were joined by Tanya Furman, associate vice president and associate dean for Undergraduate Education and professor of geosciences, to discuss “Growing a Culture of Support for STEM Learning.” Highlights included a review of the partnership between National Science Foundation grants at Penn State and the UBMS program to provide quality STEM education.

The UBMS program at Penn State is a federally funded program from the U.S. Department of Education. The goals of this program are to:

  • Strengthen the math and science skills of low-income, first-generation potential college students;
  • Encourage these students to pursue postsecondary degrees in STEM professions; and
  • Support graduation with a baccalaureate degree in a math and science profession.

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Last Updated May 12, 2016