2021 Summer Sessions

Online STEM Camps for 7th-12th graders

Are you a 7th-12th grade student interested in STEM? Then, the Online Tapia Camps are for you. During them, you will complete a project and a presentation. The virtual camps will be led by STEM students from Rice and other universities, and participants will be able to interact with Rice University professors and Rice University students. Students will receive a box of materials needed to complete their project at home.


STEM Challenge: Build a Heatsink -- 7th-12th graders

Visualizing Data to Make the World a Better Place! -- 7th-10th graders

Computational Thinking and Equity -- 7th-12th graders

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Online PD Programs for K12 Educators & Leaders

Are you a K-12 educator wanting to develop an interdisciplinary project using Project Based Learning (PBL)? Are you a K-12 leader striving to support staff in implementing PBL? Then the Tapia Workshops for Professional Development are for you. Experience PBL first hand as a student and as a teacher. Learn how to assess, integrate your content standards, and even integrate language standards to meet the needs of all students. Develop a lesson to use when you return with your students!

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Tapia Camp was a major factor in my decision to be a STEM major. The team projects and guidance from university students gave me my first introduction to the work environment in college classes, eventually persuading me to actually enjoy the challenge of more difficult courses. I also apply many of the skills I learned at the camp, such as effective public speaking and teamwork, in many of my classes in college. In addition, the camp was my first exposure to Rice University, and remembering how it felt back then makes me all the more excited to now be a student here. Overall, Tapia Camp was an invaluable experience that I will always be grateful for.

-Cordero L. - Sharyland ISD