Participants are paired with UTC students or professionals majoring/and or working in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) fields. The mentors serve as a direct source of information on the benefits of post-secondary education.
The research project is an important aspect of the summer curriculum.
Students work with academics and professionals who readily explain what particular careers entail, so UBMS students can make more informed decisions and become more focused about choosing career paths. This component helps the participants strive toward educational and career goals that are attainable for them.