Upward Bound Math-Science is a federally funded TRIO program derived from the Higher Education Act of 1965 that seeks to assist Pell Grant eligible, first-generation students attain their goal of post-secondary education in Science, Technology, Math and Engineering (STEM). Florida International University has been a host institution for Upward Bound Math Science since 2007 and serves the students of Miami-Dade County.
The FIU UBMS program provides academic and enrichment services in mathematics and the sciences that give participants the competitive edge necessary to enter rigorous college programs in the STEM disciplines. As a supplement to academics, the UBMS program provides a wide variety of services and activities that are of a personal, career, and cultural nature.
The UBMS program is year-round, with an additional summer component. Participating high schools of this program are: North Miami, Booker T. Washington, Miami Central, Miami Northwestern, Miami Norland, and Miami Carol City.