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.