The Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion provides k-12 programming designed to engage students at a younger age and inspire them to achieve higher education. These efforts are key to the growth of our community, as students get an opportunity to participate in hands on activities and explore Texas Tech University's campus.
Science: It's A Girl Thing
Science: It's A Girl Thing is a residential camp for girls. The goals are to provide girls with strong role models and dispel myths and misconceptions about science and careers in science. Campers experience university life, hands-on classes and recreational activities. In the past we have offered classes ranging from Nano Energy to Animal Science. Since the purpose of SIGT is to allow girls to explore new fields in science we ask students to write a short biography and then we assign them to classes based on what we believe they would find interesting.
Shake Hands With Your Future
Shake Hands is a summer residential camp for academically talented students. Students experience university life and attend two classes. The camp includes field trips, and recreational activities. In the summer of 2013, Shake Hands celebrates 33 years of serving gifted and talented children and youth.
Generation TECH will provide high school students with an interest in renewable energy an opportunity to consider renewable energy technologies as a future academic pursuit. The camp will allow students to explore the variety of fields within renewable energy and learn about the different technology and variables considered when designing a wind turbine. While at camp, students will be able to familiarize themselves with skills needed to thrive in a career involving renewable energy.
Our Minecrafter camp is designed to introduce students to computer programming, computer coding and video game design. Computers are an incredible tool and the use of computers will continue to increase. Even if your student is not interested in a career as a computer programmer, learning to program will allow your student to think in creative ways.
Theatre / Technical Theatre Camp
This fourteen-day summer camp is for 9th-12th grade students and teachers as a residential or non-residential camp. Classes will be offered by directors with experience in set design, makeup, costuming, lighting, and state design. Students will have the opportunity to learn the latest in theatre technology in the new Texas Tech innovative technical labs. Participants will sharpen their acting skills during auditions, classes, and rehearsals that culminate in a final performance directed by an award-winning director.
Congress, Speech, and Debate Camp
This seven-day summer camp is for 9th-12th grade students and teachers as a residential or non-residential camp. Participants will gain insight into prose and poetry, extemporaneous speaking, argumentation theory, and quality research skills to sharpen their UIL competition skills in Congress, Speech, and Debate. We highly encourage students to bring a computer.
This five-day summer camp is for 9th-12th grade students and teachers as a residential or non-residential camp. The Texas Tech University Journalism Department is offering a $500 scholarship to the top-scoring camper. Participants will improve their skills in Editorial, Feature, News, and Headline Writing. We highly encourage students to bring a computer and printer.
Math and Science Camp
This five-day summer camp is for 9th-12th grade students and teachers as a residential or non-residential camp. Participants will attend classes targeting success in UIL mathematics, number sense, science and calculator applications. Teachers may receive Gifted and Talented and Professional Development Credit from their high school.
Campus Visit Programs
Schedule your Texas Tech University campus visit with the Office of K-12 & IDEAL!
Bring TTU Programs
Let us come speak to your students about college-life at Texas Tech University!
The STEM Competitions are an important part of TAME (Texas Alliance of Minority Engineers) and the Office K-12 & IDEAL multi-faceted approach to engaging and retaining students interested in STEM. Designed to reinforce success in math and science and to encourage the development of a peer and mentor network, the competitions also provide a unique opportunity for students from rural and/or economically disadvantaged areas, to visit a college or corporate campus and to interact with STEM role models.
Back To School Fiesta
The event will feature free lunch, and live entertainment for everyone to enjoy. Free school supplies and backpacks will be given to K-12 students in attendance based on a first-come, first-served basis, so don't miss out.