For All Rising 8th-12th Grade Students

Tapia Online Student Camps

It was the best online camp I have ever taken.- B.L. - Desoto ISD


Fall 2020 Programs

Visualizing Data to Make the World a Better Place

What issues drive you? What’s your plan to change the world? We’re ready to see you explore your ideas! If you want to become a leader and make the world a better place, you need to convince people to join your cause. One way to do that is to show people data about how things are now. In this 6-hour online program, you will select a societal issue that is important to you. Then you will use mathematics to create a visualization of data that demonstrates the need for change. Finally, you will give a presentation to convince people to join your cause. The program will be conducted by the Tapia Center for Excellence and Equity in Education at Rice University. Students will interact with college students and STEM professionals. Intended for current 8th-10th graders. Specific mathematics topics covered include proportions, algebra, length, area.

Session 1: Saturdays, 10:00am-12:00pm Central Time. December 5 - December 19, 2020. Registration

$349 per student. If registering siblings, enter coupon code SIBLINGS for a 10% Discount.

We have a limited number of scholarships available sponsored by the American Mathematical Society. Apply Now

All participants will be mailed a T-shirt.

Previous Programs: STEM Challenge: Build a Heatsink

In this 6-hour online program, participants will complete a STEM Challenge and develop and deliver an oral presentation related to the fields of mathematics, physics, and engineering. The challenge will be to build a heatsink. Heatsinks are devices used to transfer heat away from a computer processor as fast as possible. Without it, your computer could overheat. For all 8th-12th graders interested in STEM. Specific topics covered include surface area, heat transfer, conductivity, Newton's Law of Cooling, and the Engineering Design Cycle. Students will interact with college students and STEM professionals.

Session 1: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm Central Time. October 27 - November 12, 2020. Registration Closed
Session 2: Saturdays, 10:00am-12:00pm Central Time. October 24 - November 7, 2020. Registration Closed

$349 per student.

All participants will be mailed a materials kit for the STEM challenge.



I think that this camp was very interesting in general and definitely got me more involved in using my science and math skills to better design certain things- S.L. - Katy ISD