By the Numbers...

  • 497

    Students (8th-12th grade) are currently enrolled in the pre-college program.

  • 95.9%

    of Science Bound 2023 high school graduates entered college directly after high school (61 students enrolled at ISU).

What is Science Bound?

Science Bound is Iowa State University’s pre-college through college program to increase the number of diverse Iowa youth who pursue degrees and careers in the fields of agriculture, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (ASTEM), as well as education. We engage middle and high school students from Denison, Des Moines, Marshalltown, and Osceola (Clarke County), Iowa. Students begin the nine-year program during the summer before eighth grade and continue through to college graduation.

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Science Bound has created my home away from home here on campus and allows me to communicate and build relationships with other scholars who have the same goals as me!

Jayda Anaya-Negrete, Science Bound Student

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