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Adventures in Math and Science: Murray State Upward Bound

Program Description

Adventures in Math & Science (AIMS)

AIMS is an Upward Bound Math and Science program that is part of the TRIO programs, federally funded by the United States Department of Education. Our host institution is Murray State University, and we are located within the Division of Student Affairs. Our primary goal is to recruit 120 high school students to participate in a Summer Component and Academic Component. We assist our students through counseling, advising and interaction through school visits as well as offering special trips and cultural experiences. Our goal is for the students to graduate and become successful figures in the math and/or science fields.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 120
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing


  • More than 75%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 97%
  • 4-yr College Graduation: 90%