Upward Bound STEM Program
If you're a school or district looking for quality Upward Bound STEM program that qualifies for funds received from the Upward Bound Grant, Professor Egghead Science Academy Provides a turnkey solution to deliver fun and education to your students while satisfying all grant-based funding requirements.
Our completely mobile program comes directly to your school or district in person or virtually and provides on-site and hands-on engineering programs based on over a decade of experience in the industry. Our program is built specifically to target low-income individuals who are first generation college students without much experience in STEM or related fields.
Interested in how we satisfy all Grant Based Program Requirements? See our Grant Based Program Satisfying Criteria page!
Follow the links below to book your program, register, or inquire.
Award Winning Curriculum
The key to our high quality curriculum is that it’s designed to engage students in a short period of time while still leaving them with a concrete understanding of important scientific concepts and ideas.
Grant Based Programs Include:
- High Energy Instruction
- Hands On Engineering Lessons
- Real Engineering Process
- Engineering Keywords
- Take Home Kits
Virtual Classroom Ready
Our programs work with all students logging in from home, or with our teacher being projected into the classroom. Before we begin, individual kits are sent directly to you for each student.
What We Provide:
- Engineering Journal
- Standard Lego Bricks
- Special Pieces Kit
- Instructions for missed class
- Delivery at no charge
Upward Bound Grant Ready
We have deep familiarity with TRIO grants, and the Upward Bound grant requirements, and we'll make sure that we carefully track student success and progress to deliver quality, and provide sample lessons
- Track Student Progress
- Track Attendance
- Provide Program Goals
- Gear towards minimal STEM exposure
over a decade of experience
For over 13 years, we've delivered quality science workshops and STEM programs to grant-funded school sites. Whether you have an ELOP grant, an ASES grant, 21st Century Grant, Gear Up, Upward Bound, Trio, Talent Search or any other grant-based educational funding, we satisfy the requirements for your funds with Professor Egghead Programs.
We will send you a detailed proposal for scheduling, days, times, classes, and content, and work with your schedule to build out a partnership that works for you. After sending the proposal, we'll work with you to design something that works for you.
FOR ALL GRANT PROGRAMS, WE PROVIDE:
- Background Checks of All Employees
- Scheduling of multiple teachers and sites on the same day
- Group sizes of up to 25 students
- Ratios of 20:1 for 1st-12th grade and 10:1 for PreK and K
- Insurance Coverage (high limit coverage)
- STEM-Based Curriculum
our upward bound stem Program
No Toys, No Frills , No Boredom. That's our promise. All of our content is designed in house, and all of materials are built right in California by us. In our Upward Bound STEM Program and other grant funded-programs, we pair learning with fun for the perfect combination of engagement and education. Students leave class having learned 3-5 science keywords each week that align with NGS standards.
As a qualified Small Business (LSBE), we also will help to satisfy requirements for small business utilization for your city or district.
upward bound science program includes:
- High Energy Instruction
- Hands On Science Experiments or an Engineering Build
- Discussion of potential career pathways in STEM
- STEM Keywords learned and Progress Tracking
- A take-home Science Experiment or Engineering Kit
- Learning Connections to Real life
""My son participates in Professor Egghead Science Academy after school in his ELOP Program. He loves it and looks forward to class every week. I highly recommend.
"What a great class! My son thrived in it. He is so much more confident building Legos and he wants to do a science experiment daily! I highly recommend this class! "
"My daughter took 2 years worth of the program. She would come home raving about the scientific concepts she learned that week. She seemed to retain them too!"
frequently asked questions ABOUT UPWARD BOUND
Where are your Upward Bound STEM Program classes held?
We bring our classes directly to your school or district, on site and in person.
Do You Run Summer Programs
Yes, our programs are available year-round. Contact one of our team with your preferred schedule, and we'll work with you for the best time and days for your program.
Do you Satisfy the UPWARD BOUND Program Requirements?
Yes, our program is built specificically to satisfy Upward Bound Grant requirements, including:
- Targeting Low-Income students who are first generation college students
- Taking attendance and tracking student Progress
- Providing program goals and objectives prior to session start
Our Upward Bound Science program is designed to strengthen the science skills of participating students. The goal of the program is to help them pursue degrees in science and engineering, and other related STEM fields.
What space do you need to run classes?
For our Science classes, we do prefer a sink, but it isn't required. For our Lego classes, we prefer a hard surface for building.
We do ask that we have a dedicated space for class that isn't shared with other programs and has a maximum of 30 students in the space.
what times can we schedule grant based programs?
Whatever time you'd like. We don't set specific dates/times for our workshops. We require at least 2 hours of on-site programming each day that we run, and we prefer that if we have multiple school sites, that they are spread out throughout the week to have a similar number of programs running each day of the week.
Who are your professors and how are they traineD?
Our Professors, all trained by the Academy, are enthusiastic, experienced and knowledgeable. Every Professor that goes out into the world to spread science has gone through a strict hiring process and passed a thorough background check. Our training process includes rigorous onboarding, training, on site observations, and a history of similar work before anyone steps foot in a classroom.
There is a reason we are known for our Professors - they love science and we love them.
What are the different themes you offer?
This is our specialty! Because we focus so heavily on science and engineering, we have a lot of curriculum. For our after school science classes, we offer 6 different modules that rotate seasonaly for our science, and 4 for our engineering. Each session Fall, Winter, Spring, we switch to a new module, so a student can take our science classses for two full years without ever repeating a lesson!
What do you do in the classes?
All of our classes and workshops are based off of the kinesthetic model, or learning by doing. We pack each lesson with hands on experiments and fun demonstrations with student interaction that teach keywords and scientific or engineering concepts through the action.
All of our science classes end with a takehome and keyword stickers for students, and all of our engineering classes teach real engineering concepts each week and focus on designing, building, and testing creations.