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

Tapia Online Camps: STEM Challenge: Build a Heatsink

Incorporate Mathematics, Physics, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Become a computer engineer for a week! A heatsink is a device that transfers heat away from the processor in a computer as fast as possible. Without it, your computer could overheat.

Design your own heat sink

Experience STEM topics

Develop communication skills

Interact with STEM professionals and college students.

• For rising 8th-12th graders interested in STEM.

• 8 students with 2 instructors ratio

• Specific topics covered: surface area, heat transfer, conductivity, Newton’s Law of Cooling, Engineering design cycle.

The Student Online Camp consists of:

• 2 hour daily Zoom session

• Monday-Friday

• Approximately 2 hours of offline work on Monday-Thursday.

• Each Zoom session will have two instructors at all times.

• Students will be mailed a materials kit for the STEM challenge.

You will receive your materials kit the week before your session.


You will need:

Internet Connection

Zoom software (Free)

Pencils and paper

Standard Kitchen Freezer

A Towel


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


Aluminum Foil

Machine Nuts & Screws

Ice Cube Tray

A Penny

Band- aid (just in case)

Paper Towel

Camp T-shirt

Recommendation/Optional Items:

Work gloves

2020 Tapia Virtual Camp Summer Schedule- All Times CST

Click on the session time to register! Due to the HIGH DEMAND, we have opened another session in July!

Date Title Session Time Session Time
June 8-12 STEM Challenge: Build a Heatsink Sold Out!
June 15-19 STEM Challenge: Build a Heatsink Sold Out!
June 22-26 STEM Challenge: Build a Heatsink

Sold Out!

June 29-July 3 STEM Challenge: Build a Heatsink

Sold Out!

July 6-10 STEM Challenge: Build a Heatsink

Sold Out!

July 13 - 17 STEM Challenge: Build a Heatsink

Sold Out!

July 20-24 STEM Challenge: Build a Heatsink

Sold Out!

July 27 -31 STEM Challenge: Build a Heatsink

Sold Out!

$399.00 per person

Waiting List of Parent Paid Registration July 20-24 and July 27-31:

Enter coupon code SIBLINGS for a 10% Discount

Registration Deadline: 2 weeks before you choose to attend.

To register via Credit Card, Click on the time and session date.

To register via Purchase Order, and for school district pricing: Click Here to request an invoice

Contact us TODAY before your session is sold out!

Virtual Program Sample Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1st Hour Opening STEM Activity STEM Challenge- First Try Project Discussion STEM Challenge- Final Try Final Presentation
2nd Hour Introduction to the STEM Challenge & Engineering Design Cycle STEM Lesson STEM Talk- Meet a Scientist/Engineer! Communication Skills

College Discussion- What is College Like?

After Class (2 Hours) Work on STEM Project Work on STEM Project Project Development Project Development

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