Adventures in Math and Science (AIMS) Upward Bound

Our program works with low income and first generation high school students to prepare them for careers in math and science. We serve 100 students annually, and the majority of our students are female. 98% of our participants completed a pre-college curriculum and graduated from high school in 2007. 80% of our participants were retained in the program until they graduated from high school. Our students scored an average of 21 in math and 21.5 in science reasoning on the ACT, compared to 17.7 in math and 18.7 in science on the ACT for other students in the target area. 100% of our participants scored at their grade level or 1.5 years above on the Test of Adult Basic Education (T.A.B.E.). Our goal is to have at least 90% of our female participants major in a math or science field in college. 100% of our students will participate in a 6-week research based academic program. These students will be divided into research teams led by a professor and/or graduate student. Students are enrolled in classes during the day and will participate in nightly activities in their residence halls. Each team will choose a research project to complete, and present to his/her peers, parents and invited guests at the end of the year science symposium.

Program Contact Info
First Name: 
Dr. Doris
Last Name: 
Clark Sarr
Title: 
Director
Location: 
240 Blackburn Science Building
Murray, KY 42071
United States
Fax: 270-809-4351
Program Details
Year Established: 
1999
Affiliation: 
None
Program Focus: 
General Science
Program Focus: 
Math
Girls served annually: 
60
Boys served annually: 
40
Organization Info
Location: 
240 Blackburn Science Building
United States
Slug: 
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Needed Resources/Activities
computer access
equipment donations
funding/sponsorship
girls interested in STEM
internships
job shadowing
mentoring
research
volunteers
Available Resources/Activities
computer access
computer technology support
conferences
evaluation/assessment services
funding/sponsorship
girls interested in STEM
mentoring
research
teaching or tutoring
volunteers
workshops/classes/training
Populations Served
at-risk
diversity focus
high school
homeless
incarcerated youth
low income
rural
single parents
Collaboration Interests
joint event planning
providing in-kind support
sharing resources
working with K-12 schools
working with similar organizations