Dear Reference: The student requesting you complete this reference is applying for
participation in the Regional Center for Math and Science summer program at the University of
Wisconsin-Green Bay in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Before you complete this reference form you may find
the following program information helpful.
The Regional Center for Math and Science, RCMS, is a joint project of the
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (UWGB) and the U.S. Department of Education.
RCMS resides inside the TRiO umbrella as an Upward Bound Math Science program.
RCMS at UWGB is one of two hundred eleven similar math and science programs
in the nation. We serve the following high schools, also listed on our website
|Urban target high schools|
- Wayne Memorial HS, Detroit area (Wayne, MI)
- Ypsilanti Community HS, Ypsilanti, MI
- Patrick Henry HS, Minneapolis, MN
- South Minneapolis HS, MN
- John Marshall HS, Rochester, MN
- Century HS, Rochester, MN
- Appleton West HS, Appleton, WI
- Rufus King HS, Milwaukee, WI
- Ronald Reagan HS, Milwaukee, WI
- South Division HS, Milwaukee, WI
- Preble HS, Green Bay, WI
- Southwest HS, Green Bay, WI
|WI Rural target area schools|
- Kaukauna HS, Northeast WI (Kaukauna)
- Lincoln HS, Northeast WI (Manitowoc)
- Menasha HS, Notheast WI (Menasha)
- Sparta HS, Southwest WI (Sparta)
- Stevens Point Area HS, Central WI (Stevens Point)
- Tigerton HS, North Central WI (Tigerton)
- Tomah HS, Southwest WI (Tomah)
- Wittenberg-Birnamwood HS, Central WI
The purpose of the program is two-fold:
1) to increase high school students' skills in math and science, and
2) to encourage them to prepare for professional careers in math and science.
RCMS is a six-week summer residential experience. Students live in university dorms,
eat in the dining hall, attend classes in the mornings, and participate in faculty
research projects in university laboratories in the afternoons. The RCMS program
includes weekly local field trips, weekend area field trips, and a weeklong stay at
an outdoor science education camp in Northwest Wisconsin. In addition, participants
engage in structured recreational and social activities. All student expenses, including
transportation to and from RCMS, are paid for by a grant from the U.S. Department of
Education. There are no costs to students.
Participation in RCMS is restricted to current high school freshman and sophomores, as well
as returning sophomores and juniors who meet federal and program eligibility criteria.
Eligible students should be motivated to follow a rigorous academic program for 6 weeks in
the summer and have the maturity, independence, and willingness to live away from home. Applicants
will be chosen to participate in the RCMS program by a selection committee. Committee members are
anxious to select for participation students whose opportunities for academic enrichment are limited
and who have the potential to benefit substantially from the educational and residential program
offered by RCMS.