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Summer Expo Showcases TRIO Students

Students with TRIO Upward Bound stand around a table asking questions to presenters

Each summer, the TRIO Upward Bound programs host Summer Academy– an intense residential program that provides academic, social, and cultural exposure to program participants.

In addition to preparatory classes that students take to get ahead for upcoming school year courses, our scholars are introduced to a variety of opportunities to prepare them for the many rigors of high school, college, and beyond.

As a capstone experience on July 16, 2019, the programs hosted the first TRIO Upward Bound Summer Expo to showcase some of the amazing experiences offered to them throughout the Academy.

More than 30 students presented Flash Research Observation Presentations after shadowing two university STEM professors: Nathan Crook, assistant professor with the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and Eleni Bardaka, assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering.

Additionally, students presented projects from the Living and Learning Villages. Such projects included robotics demonstrations from the TEch Scholars Village, a Culture Walk from the World Market Village, and STEM Vision Boards from the Scrubs Village.

Students, staff, and university personnel were able to witness, first hand the skills and creativity of some of our scholars.