UVA Biology hosts members of “Upward Bound” program

July 20, 2017

The Department of Biology was excited to provide laboratory space for the Upward Bound program taking place at UVA this summer.  This five week summer course is a federally funded program for potential first generation college students.  Each student that chose to participate in Upward Bound have done so to improve their chances of matriculating into a post-secondary academic program.  Their day consists of four morning class, followed by two more in the afternoon and an evening study hall.

Per government requirements, the program provides a lab science, and chose to offer Biology and Chemistry to students, specifically in an effort to prepare students who will be taking Biology during their upcoming academic year.  In fact, each student participating in the Biology lab will have the class slated on their 2017 – 2018 course schedule at their respective high schools. 

The Upward Bound Program has been a staple at UVA since 1967, and serves students from eleven local high schools.  Recently, the program was awarded five more years of funding.  To learn more about Upward Bound at UVA, click here.