Upward Bound Aerospace Education Program

PI: Anneliese A. Ripley, Technical Outreach Office, Montana Tech

The purpose of this proposal is to expose the Montana Tech Upward Bound students to aerospace science and to spark their interest in research. Upward Bound is a college preparatory program that works with low income high school students whose parents did not obtain a college education. Thirty five to forty Upward Bound students attend classes every summer for six weeks while living on campus. The classes include, but are not limited to, math, science, and computers. An additional elective class will be offered during Summer 1997 in the field of aerospace. Students with a high interest level can enroll in this elective aerospace class. The class will be open to no more than ten students. The majority of class time will be spent conducting research with faculty members at Montana Tech. The students will be matched with faculty members based on their area of interest. At the end of the six-week class, students will visit the NASA Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, California.

At the conclusion of the student's exposure to aerospace science, each student will then give a presentation at the Junior Academy of the Montana Academy of Science. Each student will also have the opportunity to use their research experiences to enter the Southwestern Montana Science and Engineering Fair during the academic year.

Contact Information

Mail: Anneliese A. Ripley, Dean
Outreach & Research Office
University of Montana - Western
710 South Atlantic Street
Dillon, MT 59725
E-mail: a_ripley@umwestern.edu
Phone: (406) 683-7537
FAX: (406) 683-7493

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