The goal of the Institute for the Development and Enrichment of Advanced Learners (IDEAL) is to provide curriculum based programming distinctly designed to challenge and engage students in fields such as science, technology, engineering, art and math. In support of this goal IDEAL offers a variety of academic year and summer programming which introduces K-12th grade students to new fields of study and provides a hands on learning environment to encourage academic success.

IDEAL offers Texas Tech University students, faculty and staff the opportunity to engage as instructors, counselors, researchers and analysts and to develop new and sustainable programming to continue to expand the scope of the University's academic engagement and involvement.

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Science: Its a Girl Thing 7th-12th Grades UPDATE!

 Our office will be open at 2pm on Sunday, June 17th.

If you haven't already...Please EMAIL US if your student is FLYING to LBK airport! 



Check-in is Sunday, June 17th. Students should plan to arrive at Texas Tech University based on the following times: Please arrive at the designated time to ensure efficient check-in process.

Last Name: A-E: 5:15pm

Last Name: F-M: 5:30pm

Last Name: N-S: 5:45pm

Last Name: T-Z: 6:00pm

Check in is held outside of Stangel Residence Hall, located on the corner of 15th and Flint. Enter campus from 19th, continue driving straight, and it will be on your right hand side. If you need assistance, please call 806-742-2420. Signs will be placed near designated drop off/pick up areas. 



Check-out begins at 5:00pm on Thursday, June 21st.  Check-out is held outside (or in the lobby if case of inclement weather) of Stangel Residence Hall.