For All 7th-12th Grade Students

Tapia Student Camps

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


Summer 2022 Programs

Tapia Camp Brochure (Coming Soon!)

DATES for 2022:

  • Online Spring Sessions (6 hours) for at least 20 participants per camp. All participants will be mailed materials. Please contact (tapiacenter@rice.edu) about Online Tapia Camp programs and scheduling.
  • Residential Summer Session (5 days) : To be announced soon!

To be added to our electronic mailing list, please email leti@rice.edu

A district discount is available for groups of 25 or more students (tapiacenter@rice.edu)

Current Rice Faculty and Staff: please email tapiacenter@rice.edu from your Rice email to receive a discount code before registering your child.



The Tapia camps will be led by STEM undergraduate and graduate students from Rice, and participants will be able to interact with Rice University professors.

The campers will complete two STEM projects and a presentation. Learn about one of our projects in the video down below! *Footage is from past Tapia Camps. Summer 2022 Tapia Camps will follow all COVID-19 precautions mandated by the university.*



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.

-C.L. - Sharyland ISD