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Regional Center for Math and Science

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Program Description

The Regional Center for Mathematics and Science (RCMS) is a federally funded, six week residential pre-college program, designed to enhance and enrich high school students' understanding of science, mathematics, and the nature of scientific research. RCMS's emphasis is on the health sciences. Careers in medicine, nursing, physical therapy, medical research, and the like, will be explored.

RCMS's goal is to increase the math and science skills of high school students in order to prepare them for a university program of study in the sciences, mathematics or engineering.

RCMS is a joint project of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the U.S. Department of Education. A staff of 23 instructors, faculty, counselors, residence hall assistants, graduate and administrative staff will serve the needs of 65 participants, selected from schools in the list below. Students are fully supervised 24 hours a day.

Fees

RCMS students pay no fees. Every RCMS participant has all of his or her expenses paid for by the federal government. Not only are their expenses covered (instructional costs, food, housing, recreational expenses, etc.), but students receive a weekly stipend while attending the Center. Students are free to spend this stipend in any way they choose.

Transportation

RCMS students pay no transportation costs. Round-trip costs are paid for by RCMS. Students are transported by various means (car, van, bus, plane) to campus, depending on distance, programmatic convenience, costs, and parental preference.

Program Timeline

RCMS students arrive on campus in late June, move into their dorms, and meet program staff and other participants. Most of the first week is spent in group orientation activities. These activities acquaint the students with the campus, help them become comfortable with other RCMS participants and staff, and assess their academic abilities for proper course placement.

A regular schedule of course and lab work as well as local and area field trips fill the second and third weeks of their RCMS experience. On July 4, RCMS students and staff enjoy various Independence Day celebration activities.

During the fourth week, RCMS participants and staff travel to the Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary, an outdoor camp near Sarona, WI. During the fifth and sixth weeks, students are back on campus and follow their regular schedule of course and lab work and field trips. The program is closed with a final banquet for students and their families.

Schools Served by RCMS

Students MUST currently be a sophomore in one of the following 20 target schools:
  • Wayne Memorial High School, Wayne, MI
  • Henry High School, Minneapolis, MN new
  • South Minneapolis High School, Minneapolis, MN
  • John Marshall High School, Rochester, MN new
  • Century High School, Rochester, MN new
  • Rufus King High School, Milwaukee, WI
  • Ronald Reagan High School, Milwaukee, WI new
  • South Division High School, Milwaukee, WI new
  • D.C. Everest High School, Schofield, WI new
  • Kaukauna High School, Kaukauna, WI
  • Lincoln High School, Manitowoc, WI
  • Little Wolf High School, Manawa, WI
  • New London High School, New London, WI
  • Sparta High School, Sparta, WI new
  • Stevens Point Area HS, Stevens Point, WI new
  • South High School, Sheboygan, WI
  • Tigerton High School, Tigerton, WI
  • Tomah High School, Tomah, WI new
  • Wausau East High School, Wausau, WI new
  • Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School, Wittenberg, WI

One or preferably both of the following criteria MUST ALSO be met:

  • Potential first-generation college student - participant comes from a family where neither parent has earned a four-year college degree
  • Low income - participant's family income is at or below federally determined low income levels.

Additionally, students must have a 2.3 or higher cumulative GPA (on a 4.00 scale), and have a goal of entering a postsecondary institution of choice (either a university or technical school).

Contact Information

For more information please click here to request information or to be contacted by Center personnel. Otherwise, you can reach us by mail, phone or fax at:

Regional Center for Math and Science
Student Services Building 1721
2420 Nicolet Drive
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001

Phone: (920) 465-2445 or toll-free 1-800-253-7267

Fax: (920) 465-2954