February 27, 2020         
Launch Entertainment and Action Park to Open in Grand Rapids   •   Atrium Health Announces Scholarships to "FOR ALL" Conference   •   SmartBear and Drift Present Candid Panel Discussion to Spotlight Racial Challenges in Tech   •   Women on Boards Project Announces Consortium With Esteemed Private Equity Firms and an Inaugural Cohort of 20 Consumer Companies   •   Maxi-Cosi Introduces New Premium Home Collection Designed To Keep Kids Stylish, Comfortable, And Safe   •   Healthline Announces Non-Partisan 2020 Voting Guide on Healthcare Policy   •   The Mission Continues Launches New Leadership Program For Women Veterans   •   Stuttgart Auction House EPPLI Carries Out One of the Largest Handbag Auctions in Europe   •   FloWater ‘One-Ups’ Coke (Dasani) and Pepsi (Aquafina) With Drinking Water Solution, Eliminating Need for Plastic Wat   •   UBS and Bloomberg Launch "Girls Take Finance" in 12 Cities Globally to Inspire Teenage Girls to Be the Next Generation of Leader   •   Colgate-Palmolive $1M Gift to Support Penn Dental Care Center for Persons with Disabilities, Establish Innovation Laboratory   •   Lil’ Libros to Publish Best-Selling Author and Chef Marcela Valladolid’s First Bilingual Children’s Cookbook   •   Corporate Social Responsibility Related News Releases and Story Ideas for Reporters, Bloggers and Media Outlets   •   March AARP Bulletin: Smart Money Action Plan By Suze Orman   •   Zipwhip and The Riveter Announce Scholarship for Women in STEM   •   NextWorld Leads Series B Investment in Van Leeuwen Ice Cream   •   Agora.io and New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. Provide Access to Remote Classrooms Amidst Coronavirus Outbreak   •   TherapeuticsMD Announces Participation at the Cowen 40th Annual Healthcare Conference   •   Weisman Children's Rehabilitation Hospital and Care Lync Home Unveil New Partnership to Seamlessly Improve Patient Care   •   Wounded Veterans Advocate for Selves and Other Warriors on Capitol Hill
Bookmark and Share

Camp Intros At-Risk Youth To STEM Career Path

LUBBOCK, TX - While many middle school students are looking for a way to spend their summer break, others will embark on a two-week, all-expenses-paid adventure in math and science.

Texas Tech University accepted an $80,000 grant from the ExxonMobil Foundation to become one of 25 universities in the nation offering the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp for a second straight year.

The prestigious program offers underserved middle school students opportunities to engage in learning about sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics. Activities include classroom study, experiments, individual and team projects, field excursions and guest speakers.

Texas Tech’s T-STEM Center will host the camp for 48 students living within a 50-mile radius of Lubbock.

“Texas Tech is proud to be a part of a program that has such a significant impact on our local students,” said Beccy Hambright, camp director and program manager for Texas Tech’s T-STEM Center. “We believe the knowledge our students gain during the camp will increase their passion for science and math throughout their lives.”

Harris, a former Texas Tech regent, is best known for his historic contributions to science as the first African-American astronaut to walk in space and a NASA researcher. Today, he dedicates himself to education initiatives that empower students to increase their science, technology, engineering and math skills through his organization, The Harris Foundation.

Since 2006, Harris has partnered with the ExxonMobil Foundation to host summer science camps at numerous academic institutions across the country. Each year, the camps provide more than 1,200 middle school students, primarily from urban districts, with the opportunity to participate in engaging lessons and activities provided by NASA and The Harris Foundation. Campers reside on campus for the duration of the program and attend daily classes taught by university faculty and local secondary teachers.

Camp dates are July 17-29. To be eligible, all applicants must be entering sixth, seventh or eighth grades in the fall of 2011. Interested students will need recommendations from their current math and science teachers, a 250-word essay, median-to-superior level scores on all standardized math and science tests within the past year and a B-average or better in all math and science classes to complete their application. 



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News