The Math & Science Center was
established in the School of Education at the University of Kansas
in the Winter of 1995. The program is funded by a Math and
Science Upward Bound grant from the
United States Department of Education and is funded to serve 55
students from Eudora, Kansas City, Kansas Lawrence, and Topeka.
The program has successfully identified and selected students
from these communities, who have an interest in pursuing a college
degree in a math or science related area.
Since the initial
award in 1995 the program has been refunded three times.
Currently the KU Math and Science Upward Bound grant is
funded through 2012.
During the academic year
the MSC program
provides numerous services to students. Program
Academic Advisors meet with students on a monthly basis to
help students perform better academically, set goals, review
transcripts, sign up for classes, and prepare for college.
Campus Experience Institutes (CEI's) are held twice a semester and
are required of all students. CEI's often include
workshops, campus visits, educational field trips, and guest speakers. Additional services during the academic year include
tutoring, college campus visits, parent workshops, and ACT
The Summer Institute is a six-week
residential program held at The University of Kansas. Students
enroll in classes designed to improve academic skills and prepare for college. Other activities include cultural
events, guest speakers, and educational field trips. Swimming,
volleyball, basketball, and a variety of recreational endeavors
provide a nice break from studying.
The Bridge summer program
is for students who have just graduated from
high school and are entering a postsecondary institution.
This program allows students who have completed the Math and
Science Center program to take six college credit hours at
the University of Kansas in the summer following their high
school graduation. The Math and Science Center pays
for all tuition, fees, books, housing, and dining expenses
for students selected to participate. This program is
designed to provide students with support during the
transition between high school and college in hopes that
students will have successful postsecondary outcomes.
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