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Higher Ed Expo: College and University Fair

As a high school student, there are so many details to think about when considering college. And when you are the first generation in your family to have the opportunity take this step, support is even more important when trying … Continue reading

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Upward Bound Barbeque

Over 100 students and their families gathered on Saturday to celebrate the beginning of Upward Bound’s 2011 academic year. And how better to celebrate than at a barbeque on the beach? Upward Bound was started by the US Department of … Continue reading

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Upward Bound: Up, Up, and Away!

Students in the Museum’s Upward Bound program have had tons of amazing opportunities this summer. Upward Bound is one of the US Department of Education’s programs which help first-generation college bound students prepare for college and a degree in science, … Continue reading

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Sharks!

The definition of lucky: Nine students in the Museum’s Upward Bound program, along with 1 mentor and Upward Bound staff, getting to meet with Neil Hammerschlag of the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. He is … Continue reading

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Upward Bound Students Meet Florida King Snake

An opossum, a Florida king snake, a barn owl and 65 Upward Bound students plus Museum staff – these were the attendees on a field trip to Flamingo Gardens. The Upward Bound program helps prepare first-generation college-bound students for college, … Continue reading

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Anything I Can Do, You Can Do Too

Think back to before you started college. Think ahead to starting your college experience. Whether you are thinking back or thinking ahead, you know that experience can sometimes feel overwhelming, and it really helps to have someone who has been … Continue reading

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YOUTH SPEAK: Six Miami Science Museum Upward Bound Students Awarded Prestigious College Scholarships

Miami Science Museum was the first science museum in the nation to become an Upward Bound Math & Science (UBMS) Center in 1999. The Museum’s youth programs focus on providing low income students with training, mentoring, work experience, academic enrichment … Continue reading

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MiaSci Celebrates Father’s Day in a Big Way

This past weekend, we launched our newest exhibition: Moving Things as part of the inaugural Big Truck Days weekend. Nearly 1,000 visitors were able to climb up and into the driver’s seats of big rigs from Ryder, a 60-foot Miami-Dade … Continue reading

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Thank You Astronaut Leland Melvin!

We just had an amazing, inspiring talk with Astronaut Leland Melvin in Second Life. Almost 100 students from the Museum’s youth development programs participated. Here are a few shots from in-world… Video clips are coming soon. We truly appreciate the … Continue reading

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Avatar Meets Superman

Astronaut Leland Melvin’s avatar prepares to meet with Students in Second Life. Leland D. Melvin, NASA Associate Administrator for Education, will meet and talk with museum-mentored high school students in a computer-generated, 3-D environment created by students on the Miami … Continue reading

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