STEM Summer Camps
If you're looking for a great summer camp that combines Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics experiences with a lot of fun, we've got a few suggestions.
Summer camp offerings provided by our university partners.
- eG.I.R.L - Engineering: Get Into Real Learning
This camp is targeted to female high school juniors and seniors with an interest in pursuing a career in engineering and will provide an opportunity to spend a week as a Texas Tech Engineering student. You will be introduced to engineering concepts and gain experience with classroom lectures, hands-on group projects and campus life. Your day will be structured as a current engineering student. We will also highlight campus resources such as admission requirements, financial aid, student support and many more. You will reside in a a newly renovated residence hall on campus for the week to bring your campus experience full-circle. This week will bring you firsthand insight to the world of engineering and Texas Tech University.
- 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 2015, Shake Hands celebrates 35 years of serving gifted and talented children and youth.
- 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.
- Run on the Wind
Run on The Wind will provide young scholars an introduction to the field of wind science and an opportunity to consider wind science as a future academic pursuit.
- Video Game Design
Our Video Game Design Camp introduces students to the world of programming and lays the groundwork for the students to move on to increasing complex programming projects.
- Summer Math Academy
The Texas Tech Summer Math Academy offers gifted high school math students an opportunity to collaborate with Texas Tech math faculty and staff in a project-based learning environment. Students will be exposed to many different facets of mathematics and learn to apply these through projects and research. The research project will allow students to work with Texas Tech professors on a daily basis and to present their findings at the culmination of the camp.
Summer camp offerings provided by outside organizations.
- Aggie STEM Summer Camp at A&M University
The Aggie center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is holding it's annual summer camp for middle and high school students. The summer camp will give students real world experiences in STEM education through inquiry learning, improve SAT scores and provide a world class university experience with Texas A&M University professors in STEM fields. Students will attend non-credit STEM classes by TAMU professors, Robotics class, Rocketry class, PSAT/SAT prep class, and a variety of social activities and local field trips. Students may choose from 2 different day camp options or choose the residence hall stay option.
- My Introduction to Engineering (MITE) Summer Camp
MITE is a free, six-day residential camp that offers current high school juniors the opportunity to discover engineering through hands-on projects and interactions with engineering students, faculty, staff and alumni. MITE is open to students with strong interests in engineering, science or math. Seventy-five students will be selected to attend each session. Outstanding African-American, Hispanic, Native American and Native Hawaiian students, as well as those who have overcome any social or economic hardship, are strongly encouraged to apply. All students are welcome to apply. Students must reside in the United States. Student participants are housed in a campus dorm. All program expenses (including housing and food) are paid for, with the exception of travel to and from The University of Texas at Austin.
- Summer Transportation Institute at Prairie View A&M University
This two-week program is a residential program. Support for this program comes from Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) through Texas Department of Transportation and Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Prairie View A&M University. STI recruits about 20 bright students and exposes them to various exciting activities and field trips that provide them an understanding of the engineering and broader civil engineering with a special focus on transportation industry and careers. The students selected for this program will be offered a scholarship of $2250, which will cover all the expenses for the program. Thus the program has no out of pocket expenses for the participants. The program does not pay any stipend to students. The program includes class room lectures, hands on activities, educational and recreational field trips in addition to evening and weekend enhancement and recreational activities. The participants will develop professional skills, experience college life, interact with like-minded peers and learn the college admission and financial aid procedures.