Educational fun

UBMS 7-13

Upward Bound Math and Science students combined education and fun during robotics and gaming classes recently at the North Campus. In photo above, SJC student Joseph Barrerra and SJC math and engineering professor Nate Wiggins collaborate with Channelview High School student Lesly Cruz during a robotics activity.

UBMS is a collaboration between San Jacinto College North and high schools in the Channelview, Sheldon, and Galena Park independent school districts.

In the program, selected students from the public schools are monitored and piloted through high school years, beginning in the ninth grade. Workshops at the College help the high school students with study skills, test taking, dealing with procrastination and similar issues. A San Jacinto College student advisor also works closely with the students and their parents to ensure the students are meeting the program’s high academic and discipline standards through their high school years. The program also features educational field trips.

According to Jacqueline Howard, the College’s UBMS director, the goal of the program is to help high school students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science and to encourage them to pursue post-secondary degrees in math and science.