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“Preparing for Purpose” since 1992.

The Director’s Message A Year in Review


“We must be the change we wish to see in the world.” -Mahatma Gandhi



Mission Vision Values 3

2012 Student Profile By the Numbers

Students by Class Standing Freshmen 18% Bridge 25%

Lack of career goals and/ or need for accurate information on careers 7%

Need for Program Services


Low GPA 2%

Seniors 20%

Juniors 14%

Lack of opportunity, support, and or guidance to take challenging college prep courses 19% Low Educational Aspirations 2% Low Achievement Test Scores 2%

Rural Isolation 2%


Lack of confidence, self esteem, and/or social skills 18%

Low Income Community 27%

Learning Styles Interests in STEM 21%

Auditory 27%

Visual 58%

Tactile 15%


The 2012 UBMS Class was


Low Income 15% First Generation


Female 55%

The group hosted the last of the Center’s regional students, with braska. The charts to the left detail pertinent information

Male 45%

Hispanic 11% Pacific Islander 2%


Native American Asian 5% American 11%

about the students and their families. Additionally, the program was host to three students from

Caucasian American 30%

Rural Kansas 11%

pants throughout the Midwest.

two bridge students from Ne-

Both 80%


made up of 51 young partici-

African American 41%

Ghana, Africa.

City of Origin

Wichita 43% Kansas City 40%

Program Tenure New

Out of State 6%



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2012 Outcomes by Objectives By the Numbers—High School Academics


of all UBMS graduates (112/126) between 2006-2012 tested as proficient on state assessments in reading/language arts, compared to a 70% proficiency rate for the target schools.

75% 95% 100% 100%

of all UBMS graduates (95/126) between 2006-2012 were proficient on state as-

sessments in math. Compared to a 55% proficiency rate for the target schools.

of participants were retained in the Center programming.

of participants were retained in High School.

of all UBMS participants graduated on time with their expected cohort.


compared to 52% of all students in Kansas schools. (Seniors

of all UBMS participants met ACT Benchmarks for Reading,

compared to 60% of all students in Kansas schools. (Seniors Only)

93% 52%

of all UBMS participants had a HS GPA of 2.5 or greater. as of May 2012. (Avg. 3.19, Median 3.21)

of all UBMS participants rank in the top 1/2 of their graduating


Did You Know?

93% 67%

of all UBMS participants met ACT Benchmarks for Math,


College Matriculation By the Numbers—Class of 2012


% of all UBMS graduates enrolled in a program of

postsecondary education by the fall term immediately following high school graduation. The state college going rate is only 69%.

Wichita State University (7) Kansas State University (3) University of Missouri Kansas City University of Nebraska Lincoln Prairie View A & M Donnelly College Southeast Community College Independence Community College Kansas City Kansas Community College 8

College Persistence


By the Numbers—Class of 2011

percent or 19/21 of UBMS

students who began college last fall (2011) are still there. The national persistence rate for all students at 4year institutions with traditional selectivity is only 71.7%. Additionally, 74% are persisting at their school of first enrollment.

Wichita State University (4) University of Nebraska Lincoln (2) Butler Community College University of Missouri St. Louis Fort Hays State University Creighton University Southeast Community College Kansas City Kansas Community College Coffeyville Community College


College Access By the Numbers

Our college readiness. Did you know that the graduating class (active participants only) earned 101 hours of college credit while in high school as a result, in part, of their participation in UBMS.

Four students earned at least 4 hours of college credit

Eleven students earned at least 6 hours of college credit

Three students earned between 11 and 17 college credit hours


College Graduation

Did You Know?

By the Numbers

UBMS continues to graduate students from colleges all over the country. Nearly 50% of the graduating class of 2006 (13/28) has completed at least an associate’s degree. That’s better than the national average of 45% for all students without regard for income or first-generation status.



Students participated in the Annual Research Symposium. The following are the titles of research projects performed by UBMS upperclassmen and presented on July 17, 2012. 

The Biological Impact of Nonionizing Radiation on Humans: A case study on the dangers of continuous use of cell phones Ellena, Dominique, and Ivan

Dye Sensitized Solar Cells: Investigating the efficiency of dye sensitized solar using different dyes Ramar, Vy, and Jeney

Diabetes Jerrica and Katie

How Does Caffeine Affect the Body? Cortez, Chris, and Jordan

What’s the Word? The Effects of Dehydration on Short Term Memory Loss Uriel, Sergio, and Angelina

Organic versus Non-Organic: Which is Better for Your Bucks?

Heather and



UBMS Research & Scientific Inquiry Best and Promising Practices


UBMS underclassmen participated in the UBMS Poster Board Presentations. The following are the titles of research project presented.

A Rose by any Other Color Payton, Glenda,Leah, and Veronica

Osteology: Bone Remodeling Steven, Allen, Ron, Gabriel

Chemicals that Cause Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD Theodora, Sarah, and Katie

Family Dynamics of American and Japanese People Andie, Zainab, Skyler, and Michael

How Does your Brain Feel Today? Marcus, Shylee, Sophavy, Tori

Which Affects Heart Rate More? Illicit or Prescription Drugs Nikki Damian, Dovie, William


Center Services & Activities Best and Promising Practices

47 

students and 12 parents enjoyed Center sponsored campus visits: 

Lincoln University

Missouri University of Science and Technology

University of Missouri Kansas City

Missouri State University

Newman University

Bethel College

University of Denver

Fort Hays State University

Metro State University


students participated in a program sponsored men-

toring program. Students were paired with Wichita State faculty or staff, current WSU students, UBMS alumni and community professional for mentoring sessions focused on college planning and career awareness.


students attended Academic Strength Training Workshops in the following areas:

Algebraic Review

Reading Comprehension

Note Taking

Academic Integrity

How to Study for Finals

Understanding a Grade

Making the best of your Tutoring Session

Textbook Reading

True colors & Learning Styles


students participated in Career Awareness activities .

Aptitude Assessment

Resume Writing

Interest Survey




students participated in Financial Literacy workshops and experiences including but not limited to:

Reality Store

Personal Budgeting

Types of Investing

What is a Stock? What is a Mutual Fund?

What is a Stock Market?

Credit: Friend or Foe


students received over 460 hours of academic support (tutoring, homework assistance, supplemental instruction) during the academic year.

limited to:

ACT/SAT Testing workshops 


students received ACT & SAT Prep Services including but not

Math, English, Science

ACT/SAT Registration

ACT/SAT Waivers

students participated in Computer Literacy Workshops sponsored by WSU ‘s University Computing and Technical Services: 

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft One Note


The 2012 UBMS Senior Class was made up of 18 participants. Of the eighteen students included in this cohort, 15 or 83% of class members maintained their active status until high school graduation. The remaining three students graduated from high school but were not active participants in UBMS during their senior year. The data shown is inclusive of all cohort members.

89 94 89 94

% successfully completed high school with a GPA of 2.5 or better. (Average GPA = 3.08)

% Completed a FAFSA in order to determine eligibility for Federal financial aid.

% Applied for at least three scholarships.

% Applied to at least two colleges or universities and gained admittance to at least one of them.


2012 Senior Class Outputs By the Numbers

100 100 100

% created a resume with a career goal noted.

% experienced at least three campus visits during their participation in the program. Most visited at least 12 campuses.

% felt that they have the necessary information to successfully complete their freshmen year at college.


Major Scholarships: $301,158.00 Wichita State University 2- TRIO GEAR UP Scholars -Full Ride (1 Year) $10,000..00 1- College of Engineering Scholarship $3,000.00 1-Kansas Kids @ GEAR UP Scholarship $5,000.00

Donnelly College Presidential Scholarship 1- Full Ride (2-Year) $18,158 ,00 University of Missouri Kansas City 1- Presidential Scholarship -$5,000.00


Gates Millennium Scholarship 1-(estimated value $250,000.00)

The Class of 2012, like their predecessors, worked diligently to earn funds to support their goals of a college education. This page details the major awards, defined as $1000 or greater, earned by the graduating class. These numbers are not inclusive of the thousands of dollars earned via smaller awards and scholarships.



eventy-eight students had an expected graduation date during their participation since 2005. Seventy-four or 95% of those students graduated

with their graduation cohort. inety two percent (92%) of those students who graduated from high school, enrolled in a program of post-secondary education by the fall term immediately following the expected graduation date.

orty percent (40%) of those students have either completed a postsecondary program of study of or are continuing in school.

early 175 students have completed a post-secondary education in the 20 years that UBMS has served the target area.

2012 Impact Statements By the Numbers 19

2012 Sponsors & Partners 

Wichita State University

Kansas Board of Regents

Bethel University

Boeing Company

Spirit Aerosystems

Taco Shop

Chicago’s Pizza

Freddy’s Hamburgers

Derek and V. Kaye Monk-Morgan

Marilyn Yourdon

WSU Campus Life and University Relations  Office of Special Programs (UBWP, CUB, ETS, SSS, DSS, McNair, EOC, VUB, ODS, GEAR UP) 

University of Kansas Education Talent Search

Wichita Public Schools 

North, East, West, Heights, Northeast Magnet High Schools

Kansas City Public Schools 

Washington, Sumner, Wyandotte, Turner, Harmon

Iola High School

Garden City High School

The Upward Bound Math Science Center is hosted by Wichita State University and funded by the United States Department of Education for $287,226.00. for 2011-2012. Additionally, the program benefits from a College Access Challenge Grant from the Kansas Board of Regents for $111,340.00. The Center has been funded since 1992. Wichita State University does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, status as a veteran or disability. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies: Director, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita, KS 67206-0205; telephone (316) 978-6791.


Administrative Staff Team Ms. Santiago, Ms. Bruce, Mrs. Banks, Ms. Bower, Mrs. Scott, Mr. Liddell Instructional Team (Math) Mr. Nola, Mr. Rosales, Ms. Fuerer

2012 UBMS Staff Administrative , Instructional, and Residential

Instructional Team (Science) Mrs. Gossage, Ms. Keeler, Mr. Hardy, Ms. Arney, Mr. Djam, Mrs. Davis, Ms. Bower Instructional Team (English and German) Ms. Acker, Mr. Owens, Ms. Rolfe

Residential Staff Team Ms. Linares, Mr. Lam, Mr. Moye, Ms. Fields, Ms. Ontiveras, Mr. Gillette 21


UBMS Annual Report 2012