Upward Bound Math-Science office, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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Upward Bound Math-Science
226 Canfield Administration North
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Staff & Contacts

Our staff is comprised of long time TRIO members, an LPS teacher, a globe trotter, and a wildlife and fisheries major, all of whom bring a potpourri of experiences.

These experiences help us hone our participants math and science skills, explore avenues, create opportunities and help them pursue college and career in these disciplines. While we have our main offices at the Canfield Administration Building, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, we maintain a strong presence in the Lincoln Public Schools we serve.

Cay Yamamoto

Cay Yamamoto TRIO/SSS Director



As the TRIO Director, I oversee and coordinate the ETS, RUB and UBMS projects. As the SSS Project Director, I handle student admissions into SSS. Please contact me, if you are a University of Nebraska-Lincoln undergraduate and have questions about applying/eligibility to become an SSS participant. You can also contact me if you are a prospective/current SSS student to know more about the services we offer and how we can help you succeed in college.

Joan Mendoza-Gorham

Joan Mendoza-Gorham Project Director



In my role as the RUB and UBMS Project Director, I manage the day-to-day operations, administrative functions and supervision of staff and service to participants. I administer the final recruitment and selection of both RUB and UBMS project participants. I serve as the liaison with LPS staff and administrators, faculty and community agencies. I am also responsible for RUB and UBMS's Annual Performance Reports and Department of Education's policy compliance, budgets and grants.

Justin Grime

Justin Grime Project Activities Coordinator



As Project Activities Coordinator for the RUB and UBMS programs, it is my privilege to help our high school seniors apply to, enroll in, and find funding for the postsecondary institution of their choice. At the same time, I am pursuing my MA in post-secondary English education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where I also received my BA in English.

Donny Bui

Donny Bui Math-Science Education Specialist



I am a TRIO alum who graduated from University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Natural Resources with a bachelor's of Science in Fisheries & Wildlife, specializing in Wildlife Ecology Management. As an Educational Specialist with UBMS, I am the main staff contact for UBMS students. I assist them in the exploration and research of college and career options. In addition to organizing and coordinating all math and science programming events for UBMS, I serve as the Chapter Coordinator for the EnvironMentors program.

Jacob Johnson

Jacob Johnson Accounting Technician



I am the Accounting Technician for all four TRIO Programs. I maintain the budgets, handle the federal grants, and process the payments for events and financial aid. I graduated from the University of Nebraska-Kearney in 2016 with my Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting.

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Upward Bound Math-Science
220 Canfield Administration Building
P.O. Box 880498
Lincoln, NE 68588-0498




There are 2 metered lots close to Canfield North:

  • 14th & R Street - Southeast and across the street from the Nebraska Union
  • 15th & S Street - East of the Gaughan Center

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