TRIO Programs

Upward Bound Regional Institute

Developing critical thinking, scientific and analytical skills, and effective expression.

The Upward Bound Math-Science Southeastern Regional Institute is federally funded to serve 78 first-generation and low-income students in eight states in the Southeast region. Our program provides its participants with an academically advanced and intensive 5-week residential STEM-based summer program that takes place on our campus. Students will live on campus, attend classes, and conduct research alongside college professors and field experts. The courses taken during the summer will prepare students for their upcoming academic school year. Students will also work with participants from varying states and meet new friends.

This program assists students with the development of critical thinking, scientific and analytical skills, and effective expression. Students will be given the opportunity to work in various labs and get hands-on experience. Students will be given exposure to a variety of science, math, and engineering careers. Students also will experience innovative instructional methodologies from college professors and conduct research that will be presented at the end-of-program symposium. Instruction-wise, students will take classes in math, technical writing, a range of laboratory sciences, and a foreign language. We also provide students access to year-round virtual resources such as ACT Prep, financial aid counseling, college and career counseling, and much more.

The program provides summer programs with intensive math and science training, year-round counseling and advisement, exposure to university faculty members, and participant-conducted scientific research under the guidance of faculty members or graduate students. The U.S. Department of Education fully funds the program.

Target Schools:
• Ben C. Rain High School (AL)
• Lakeworth High School (FL)
• Pebblebrook High School (GA)
• Bryan Station High School (KY)
• Gulfport High School (MS)
• Southwest Edgecombe High School (NC)
• Southside High School (SC)
• East High School (TN)


Keno Jones
Program Coordinator