Unique STEM Camps Available This Summer at Prestigious Rice University’s Tapia Center

  • Camps offer students opportunity to experience life on a top-tier
    college campus and interact with distinguished scientists from across
    the country
  • Open to all incoming 8th-12th grade students,
    who classify as Title I students.
  • Tapia Camps focused on growing number of underrepresented students
    pursuing STEM

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Tapia Center for Excellence and Equity at Rice University will offer
summer camps for middle and high school students aimed at increasing
their interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as
future careers. The camps are targeting underrepresented populations in
STEM fields.

School districts may use Title I funds to send students who have an
interest in and aptitude for STEM. Camps are one week in duration and
run from June 4 until July 29 and open to students entering eighth
through twelfth grade. This will be the third year of Tapia Camps with
the goal of hosting up to 2000 students this summer. Enrollment is now
open and will continue through mid-May. The price for each week-long
camp is $995 per attendee.

Campers will live in university dorms, interact with top scientists,
work in project-based learning groups, tour NASA and engage with peers
and Rice STEM students. They will also develop skills on communications
and preparing for college during a fun and active week on campus.

“Tapia Camps open the doors of a top-tier institution to students who
may never have had opportunities to advance despite their abilities,
motivation, and good grades. Many Tapia Campers are in the top 10% of
their classes yet have never been to summer programs or programs at a
university due to a lack of family resources,” said Jaime Rodriguez,
executive director of the Tapia Camps. “It is exciting and encouraging
to watch these bright students as they learn and grow during their time
at Rice.”

The Tapia Center was named after Dr. Richard Tapia, a professor and
mathematician, who is internationally known for his research in
computational and mathematical sciences and has built a reputation for
empowering underrepresented minorities to engage in their education. He
has been honored with the National Medal of Science from President
Obama, received the Vannevar Bush award from the National Science Board,
and named to the list of 50 Most Important Hispanics in Technology and
Business, along with numerous other awards and recognitions.

To register or for more information, contact Jaime Rodriguez, tapiacenter@rice.edu
or 202-905-3652.

About the Tapia Center

The Tapia Center is designed to empower motivated, academically
successful, underrepresented students who are passionate about their
education. The programs open Rice University and higher educational
experiences to emerging scholars deserving of academic opportunity.

Contacts

The Tapia Center at Rice University
Jaime Rodriguez, 202-905-3652
tapiacenter@rice.edu