Summer Enrichment Activities at Texas A&M


Aggie-STEM Summer Camp (middle & high school students)
The Aggie center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) hosts an annual summer camp for middle and high school students. The summer camp will provide students real world experiences in STEM education through STEM project based learning, improve SAT scores and provide a world class university experience with Texas A&M University professors in STEM fields. Students will attend non-credit STEM classes by TAMU professors, use 3D printers, Chemistry of Cosmetics, Safety Engineering, Construction Engineering, Circuit Design, Learn to use XtraNormal Animation Studio and Photo Story, Advanced Mathematics, Code and Coding Theory, Plant Biology, PSAT/SAT prep class, and a variety of social activities and local field trips. Students may choose from 3 different options, including the two-day camp options or the residence hall stay option.

Camp ARCH (SO, JR, SR)
Camp ARCH is a weeklong interdisciplinary experience that acquaints students with the study of and potential careers in architecture, visualization, construction science, landscape architecture and urban planning.

Camp BUILD: Building at Better Tomorrow (11th – 12th Grade)
Camp BUILD is a one-week high school summer camp for juniors and seniors. Students will have the opportunity to explore Civil Engineering as a major at Texas A&M University and experience the Aggie culture! Camp activities include design projects, departmental lab tours, and evening recreational opportunities. Please check the Camp BUILD website for application information.

ENGAGE Summer Camp (10th – 11th Grade)
The ENGAGE Summer Camp is a 6-day residential summer camp program designed to give high school students with an interest in science, mathematics and engineering an opportunity to explore engineering as a career. During the camp, students live on campus in modern residence halls, participate in group and panel discussions, see engineering activities in progress in laboratories and do a bit of engineering themselves by completing a design project. Camp counselors are with camp participants throughout the day and during the evenings.

Exploring Leadership Opportunities and Rewards in Education (ExpLORE) highlights teacher education programs, leadership and career opportunities and courses of study in the teaching profession.

Geosciences Exploration Summer Program (GeoX) (JR, SR)
Texas A&M University's College of Geosciences offers a free program to rising high school juniors and seniors interested in Geosciences. Participants will stay on campus, learn what it means to be an Aggie and discover world-wide career opportunities in the field. Admission is limited, and applicants are required to have a minimum 3.5 GPA and be in the top 10% of their graduating class, as well as provide supporting documentation.

National Scholar Invitational (SR)
National Scholar Invitational is a program designed for high school students who have just finished their junior year and are on track to being recognized as a National Merit or National Hispanic Scholar.  NSI is a fast-paced two-day program that allows students to explore Texas A&M University's academic departments as well as experience student life first-hand.  The invitational is designed to help students gain knowledge about what it's like to be an Aggie, give them the opportunity to see the University at work as well as showcase the University's academic opportunities, traditions, and strong commitment to diversity.

Poultry Institute for Youth (JR, SR)
The Institute is a four-day enrichment camp for students with an interest in the poultry industry. Students will attend mini-lectures taught by Texas A&M University staff on topics such as anatomy, embryology, immunology, nutrition and processing. Students will also take field trips to a commercial layer facility and a local processing facility.

SMaRT Camp (middle & high school students)
SMaRT is a National Science Foundation supported two-week summer program at Texas A&M University. It is intended to facilitate interest in mathematics of advanced high school students. High school students of age 14-18, who are US citizens or permanent residents, are eligible to apply.
The camp will provide an intensive learning environment in mathematics, where high school students will learn not only useful mathematical facts, but also how to approach mathematical problems, prove mathematical statements, and write the results.

Summer Educational Enrichment in Math (SEE Math) Camp (6th - 8th Grade)
The SEE Math camp is a summer educational enrichment program geared for students who are gifted in mathematics and science, and allows them to build upon activities that they may have learned in school.

Summer Opportunities in Aerospace Research (SOAR) (11th – 12th Grade)
Camp SOAR is a five day summer camp designed to expose upcoming high school juniors and seniors with an interest in Aerospace Engineering to the research and facilities at Texas A&M University’s (TAMU) Department of Aerospace Engineering (AERO). During the week at TAMU, students will be able to explore the field though design projects and departmental tours. They will have the opportunity to interact with current students as well as world renowned faculty. A program application is required. Please check the program website for the application deadline.

Veterinary Enrichment Camp (JR, SR)
In this three-day program, participants explore the possibilities of veterinary medicine at Texas A&M University through hands-on experiences.

Women in Engineering (WE) IDEAS Summer Camp (10th – 11th Grade)
The Women in Engineering (WE) IDEAS summer camp is a 6-day residential summer camp program  designed to give female high school students an opportunity to explore engineering as a career. Sessions will include hands-on activities with engineering faculty and female graduate students from 13 different disciplines. Tips on admissions requirements, college majors and career options for women in engineering will be discussed.

* High school class denotes the year a student will begin after the summer programs. Students who have completed their freshman year are considered sophomores; those who have completed their sophomore year are considered juniors, etc.