Upward Bound Math Science Regional Institute

Upward Bound

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.



Applicants must be:

  • Currently enrolled in the 9th, 10th, or 11th grade
  • Enrolled in a school from the following states in the southeastern U.S.: Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, and Tennessee
  • Have an interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)
  • Applicants must be a first-generation student and/or have demonstrated financial need
  • Students must possess a 3.0 GPA



Jada Ratliff, Program Manager
(404) 301-6391

Ciara Carr, Program Assistant/Data Specialist
(470) 639-0768

Victoria Johnson-Burton, Special Projects Assistant
(470) 639-0245

Federal TRIO Programs
Math/Science Southeastern Regional
830 Westview Dr., SW
Atlanta, GA 30314
(470) 639-0607

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