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The New Mexico Tech Upward Bound Math & Science program is designed to strengthen the math and science skills of participating students. The goal of the program is to help students recognize and develop their potential, and to encourage them to pursue postsecondary degrees and careers in the math and science professions.

UBMS is part of the Federal TRIO Program, an educational outreach program designed to motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO includes five distinct outreach programs targeted to serve and assist students to progress from middle school to post-baccalaureate programs.

The history of TRIO is progressive. It began with Upward Bound, which emerged out of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 in response to the administration's War on Poverty. In 1965, Educational Talent Search, the second outreach program, was created as part of the Higher Education Act. In 1968, Student Support Services, originally known as Special Services for Disadvantaged Students, was authorized by the Higher Education Amendments and became the third in this series of educational opportunity programs. By the late 1960s, the term "TRIO" was termed to describe these three federal programs.

Over the years, the TRIO Programs have been expanded and improved to provide a wider range of services and to reach more students who need assistance. The Higher Education Amendments of 1972 added the fourth program to the TRIO group by authorizing the Educational Opportunity Centers. Other TRIO programs include Veterans Upward Bound, Ronald McNair (post-baccalaureate), and the Regional Math and Science Upward Bound Programs.

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49ers Celebration Schedule of Events

49ers Celebration Schedule of Events

49ers Celebration Schedule of Events September 26, 2017  SOCORRO, N.M. – The annual 49ers Celebration – New Mexico Tech’s homecoming – features a weekend full of fun activities on campus and ...

Socorro Cadet Earns Civil Air Patrol’s Highest Cadet Award

Socorro Cadet Earns Civil Air Patrol’s Highest Cadet Award

Socorro Cadet Earns Civil Air Patrol’s Highest Cadet Award October 18, 2017 SOCORRO, N.M. – New Mexico Tech student Hugh Shortt has earned the organization’s highest cadet honor, the General Carl ...

NMT Hosts New Computer Science Partners From Ruidoso

NMT Hosts New Computer Science Partners From Ruidoso

NMT Hosts New Computer Science Partners From Ruidoso SOCORRO, N.M. – New Mexico Tech played host to two new students and their instructor from Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso campus on Wednes...

Payscale, College Factual Rank New Mexico Tech No. 1 in New Mexico, Among Top Values Nationwide

Payscale, College Factual Rank New Mexico Tech No. 1 in New Mexico, Among Top Values Nationwide

  Payscale, College Factual Rank New Mexico Tech No. 1 in New Mexico, Among Top Values Nationwide   September 27, 2017 SOCORRO, N.M. – The 2018 rankings from Payscale.com’s Colleg...

NMT Transfer Selected For NASA Scholars Program

NMT Transfer Selected For NASA Scholars Program

NMT Transfer Selected For NASA Scholars Program October 13, 2017 SOCORRO, N.M. – New Mexico Tech student Michelle Sherman has been selected to travel to NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center in Miss...

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