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GEAR UP Blog
August 1, 2017
May 15, 2017
Click here to learn more about Utah's first Energy Career Expo and how you or your student(s) can attend. Space is limited, so take advantage of this opportunity today!
April 21, 2017
Click here to learn more about Education Week's webinars. Anyone is welcome to register for this particular webinar which discusses how schools can improve by engaging families, but there are more you can register for.
April 7, 2017
Click here to learn more about our Wendover students' visit to USU's Kinesiology and Health Science Department. This visit was featured by the Cellege of Education and NCCEP's own blog!
February 10, 2017
Click here to learn more about an exciting upcoming summer camp all about Aviation hosted by the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences at USU!
January 20, 2017
Click here if you're a teacher and you have an interest in utilizing more technology in your classroom - UCET might be for you!
January 10, 2017
Click here to learn about a fantastic opportunity for students who will be seniors next year. Grow as a learner and a leader and learn about a great shot at a 4-year scholarship.
January 3, 2017
In this blog post we highlight the vast field of engineering. There are many paths one could take in the field of engineering, which means there's something for everyone, and the work is rewarding.
December 16, 2016
Click here to get a taste of what our parents experienced at the conference last month. The GEAR UP program is focused on improving the futures of our students by helping to enhance their education and prepare them for college, and we couldn't do it successfully without the support of invested parents.
November 30, 2016
Click here to gain some valuable knowledge about several avenues you can take to help pay for your college expenses. No matter your situation, money shouldn't prevent you from paying for college, and this post outlines several ways you can ensure your college is paid for.
October 26, 2016
This blog post explains that the FAFSA is now available as of October 1. We also provide you with several links to articles that serve as valuable resources when filing your FAFSA.
October 24, 2016
Click here to learn about the LearningExpress Library. For many of our GEAR UP students it's junior year, and that means to time for taking the ACT Test is upon you. Let us help you succeed.
October 10, 2016
Click here to see some inspirational artwork directly from students here at USU. These students have used their incredible talents to help inspire our students to work hard and become successful.
October 5, 2016
Click here to learn about how Logan High has applied their learning by tracking monarch butterflies as they leave the Cache Valley. Utah Public Radio also covered the event, and you can hear their story in this post.
September 21, 2016
Click here to see a couple highlight videos from this year's national GEAR UP conference in Washington DC. The theme for the conference was the march to a million, emphasizing GEAR UP's goal to increase its impact for good on students across the country.
August 31, 2016
Click here to read two first-hand accounts about what our GEAR UP students experienced at the Youth Leadership Summit this year in Washington DC. They learned valuable skills which will enable them as community leaders while experiencing a once in a lifetime opportunity.
August 23, 2016
Click here to learn about a great new tool that will help you take learning beyond the classroom. Alison.com is a website offering a large variety of free courses that anyone can take. Course categories range from basic curriculum to finances, programming, foreign languages, and much more!
July 28, 2016
Click here to see how this year's GEAR UP Engineering Camp went. It was a great opportunity which allowed the students plenty of time for hands on learning alongside the university's engineering staff and graduate students. This kind of experience teaches our students to think critically and encourages them to explore topics and ideas that are interesting to them and important for their futures.
July 8, 2016
Click here to learn more about OpenStudy, an online study network for students of all ages. If you have questions and need help finding others to collaborate with, then OpenStudy is for you. Get answers quickly and make the most of your learning experience by discovering other like-minded students who want to help each other.
June 14, 2016
Click here to see what the rising juniors of the USU STARS! GEAR UP program experienced at this year's Aggie Summit. This year's Aggie Summit brought high school juniors together from around the state for three days of academic preparedness that also provided opportunities for fun and meeting new friends.
June 9, 2016
Click here to read the GEAR UP newsletter for spring 2016. See what the students of the GEAR UP program have been doing. We've already kicked off summer with some great activities, but it's always fun to look back and see what we've accomlished as well.
June 2, 2016
Click here to find out when you can take the ACT and how you can be preparing now to do well when the time comes. The ACT is an important factor when applying for college - don't put it off, prepare and take the test sooner rather than later.