The Upward Bound Math and Science program is designed to strengthen the math and science skills of participating students. The goal of the program is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science, encourage them to pursue post-secondary degrees in math and science, and to ultimately have careers in the field of math and science. First awarded in September of 2003, the TRIO Upward Bound Math and Science is housed at the Center for College Access and Success of Northeastern Illinois University. The program serves 75 eligible high school students from six Chicago public high schools and three high schools in the Cicero/Berwyn suburbs. All program services are offered at no cost to eligible participants. The TRIO Upward Bound Math and Science program is funded by a grant from the U.S Department of Education.