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

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
Session 2: Saturdays, 10:00am-12:00pm Central Time. October 24 - November 7, 2020. Registration

$349 per student.

If registering siblings, enter coupon code SIBLINGS for a 10% Discount.

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


You will need:

  • Internet connection
  • Zoom software
  • Standard kitchen freezer
  • Towel
  • Scissors
  • Pencils and paper

A materials kit will be mailed to you:

Items in the Materials Kit
Materials Kit for Student Online Camp
  • 3/4 in. x 10 ft. 24 Gauge Copper Hanger Strap
  • Pliers
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Machine Nuts & Screws
  • Ice Cube Tray
  • Band-aid (just in case)
  • Paper Towel
  • Camp T-shirt

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