Upward Bound Math-Science program was created in 1990 to address the need for specific instruction in the fields of math and science.
The Department of Education created the Upward Bound Math-Science program with the purpose of preparing high school students for postsecondary education programs in math and science that lead to careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.







UBMS helps students from low-income families to strengthen math and science skills. In addition, students learn computer technology as well as English, foreign language, and study skills.

As many as 117 projects are serving students throughout the country. Overall, 86.5% of students who participated in UBMS programs go directly to college after graduating from high school. Indeed, 70% of Upward Bound Math-Science programs have post secondary enrollments of 80% or higher.

The Upward Bound Math-Science project out of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln serves +63 students from these three Lincoln Public high schools: Lincoln High, North Star, and Northeast.

In 2015, the program celebrated its 25th anniversary.