The UNSP will provide three STEM Education freshmen or sophomores, known as Upward Bound Math Science Interns (UBMSIs), opportunities for informal educational experiences with high needs student populations as assistants in the Upward Bound Math Science program currently in place at UTC. The summer component of the Upward Bound Math Science program is a six-week residential program for students from high academic need schools. The Upward Bound Math Science summer component offers classes that supplement high school mathematics and science classes, among other classes, and special interest classes that allow students to enhance their academic skills through the completion of a variety of projects.
UBMSIs will be expected to complete a six-week journal during their internship documenting the work they are involved in each day, provide documentation of two comprehensive lesson plans they developed for the program with the assistance of UBMS staff, and complete a pre- and post- reflection of the experience for UNSP assessment purposes. Interns will be paid $10.00 an hour for twenty hours a week for the six week internship as well as be awarded an allowance for on-campus housing.
Priority will be given to exceptionally talented students who demonstrate academic merit through both cumulative and content-based GPA, (2) Consideration will be given to applicants who demonstrate financial need, (3) Consideration will also be given to those individuals identified as underrepresented in the STEM disciplines. Awards will usually be made in early spring for the following summer. UBMSI recipients who fall below the minimum GPA requirements will be notified and will lose their funding. When reviewing application packets and interview results, special consideration will be given to individuals identified as minorities, persons with disabilities, and underrepresented individuals relative to specific teaching areas (e.g., women in physics).
Application Deadline: January 30th