Upward Bound Math and Science

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Upward Bound Math and Science Program

6801 Press Drive
New Orleans, LA 70126
Phone – 504-286-5209
Fax – 504-284-5487

Upward Bound Math & Science (UBMS) housed at Southern University at New Orleans, federally funded through the U. S. Department of Education to offer services to students at the target high school and in the Orleans target area. It is designed to strengthen participating students’ skills in STEM studies.  The program also provides knowledge and information to participants for successful high school completion and postsecondary education completion in STEM programs.

Some services provided by UBMS include academic counseling and advising, tutoring, mentoring, assistance in completing college entrance and financial aid applications, exposure to academic programs and cultural events, career guidance, scholarship assistance, financial and personal counseling.  The summer component provides a six-week non-residential, intense component for instruction in math, science, English, computer literacy, foreign language and other activities designed to prepare students for entry into postsecondary education.


Our mission is to provide knowledge and skills in the sciences to enhance post-secondary completion in STEM.

Participant Eligibility

Southern University at New Orleans UBMS Program is open to participants enrolled in Orleans Parish target school (Lake Area New Tach Early College High School) and in the Orleans target area.

Two-thirds of UBMS participants must be low-income as well as potential first-generation college graduates.  However, one-third may be either low-income, potential first-generation college student or student at high risk of academic failure. Equal access to educational resources and opportunities is provided to all participants.

The following criteria apply: 

  • Has an interest in STEM
  • A Student between the ages of 13 and 19
  • A potential first-generation college student
  • A Student from a low-income family
  • A citizen or national of the United States
  • A permanent resident of the United States
  • A student who has a high risk for academic failure
  • A student with a need for academic support


Mrs. Ruth W. Johnson

Mrs. Ruth W. Johnson

Upward Bound Math & Science
Lake Campus Multipurpose Complex
Room 209
Phone: 504-286-5445
Email: RJohnson@suno.edu

Dr. Shrylin Davis, RSW

Shrylin Davis

Assistant Director / Academic Advisor

Upward Bound Math and Science


Email: sdavis@suno.edu

Phone: 504-286-5249

Akeva Johnson

Akeva Johnson

Academic Advisor

Educational Talent Search Program

LCMC 333

Email: ajohnson@suno.edu

Phone: 504-286-5370

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