Upward Bound students are showcasing intensive directed research science projects today.
The students have been working diligently through their summer break to create elaborately designed projects.
Each day, all students participated in a research project for an hour and a half. Today they are presenting what they have learned.
Students could either participate in the biology mice and maze experiment or the engineering rocket building project.
The presentations were judged by faculty from local schools. Students were asked questions about their presentations by judges and their peers.
The students have been on campus for five weeks taking classes in math, science, English and various electives such as theatre, sign language, physical training, film and photography.
Area professionals take time out of their day to teach students their trade and how to apply what they learn in high school as well as in the future.
Next week, some of the students will be travelling to Chicago for a celebration of the culmination of the program and to learn about other cultures in the United States.
Jill Hendricks, director, said, “We are a support group to not only help the students get to college, but to first succeed in high school.”
The Upward Bound program is sponsored by the Upward Bound Classic and the Upward Bound Math & Science grants. It is a way for at-risk high school to reach the ultimate goal of getting to college.]]>