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Program: Alexa Café: All-Girls STEM Camp Held at Top Campuses Nationwide: Held at Rice University in Texas
Description: Calling all girls: learn STEM in a uniquely collaborative environment! At Alexa Café, girls ages 10-15 discover a passion for technology in a unique environment that celebrates creativity, philanthropy, and entrepreneurship.

Weeklong, collaborative courses are taught in small groups of just 8 girls per instructor—guaranteed—for the most personalized instruction. Girls learn engineering principles, code games, design websites, model 3D characters, snap photos, create films, print 3D objects, and much more. Plus, they get hands-on experience with big-name software from companies like Adobe, Autodesk, Microsoft, and SparkFun.

Alexa Café is held at prestigious campuses nationwide, including UC Berkeley, Rice, Bryn Mawr, and Georgia Tech. In addition to this all-girls summer program, iD Tech also offers weeklong camps for kids and teens, early-education STEM programs, teen-only academies, and an online learning platform.

We believe that technology should be fun and meaningful. At Alexa Café, it’s all that and more. Join us as we inspire the next generation of makers. More than 235,000 students have attended our family-owned camps since 1999. Visit us online at our website to find a camp near you.

Participants: High school students and middle school students (10-15).
Summer program website: Alexa Café Summer STEM Program for Girls

Program: Baylor University Summer Science Research Program for High School Students: Waco, Texas
Description: The Baylor University High School Summer Science Research Program (HSSSRP) provides superior high school students with the opportunity to participate in a hands-on research experience by working on research projects with Baylor University science professors in many disciplines. The research program occurs during the University’s first session of summer school and is open to students the summer between their junior and senior year of high school. Students are selected each year from high schools throughout the United States to be involved in this summer research program, which allows them to earn one semester hour of college credit. It is hoped that this experience will have a positive effect on student interest in careers in science disciplines. Many former participants have successfully entered challenging undergraduate programs throughout the nation, including those at Baylor. The HSSSRP offers students an excellent opportunity to experience Baylor as they begin to consider which college they want to attend.
Participants: Rising high school seniors
Program website: Baylor University Summer Science Program
Program: University of Dallas Summer Programs for High School Students: Dallas, Texas
Description: The University of Dallas offers a variety of summer programs for high school students. The programs include: Arete: An Introduction to the Classics Summer Program, Latin in Rome Summer Travel Program, Rome & the Catholic Church Summer Program, and Shakespeare in Italy Summer Travel Program. These programs provide high school students with the opportunity explore topics of interest, gain academic experiences, and learn from experienced instructors. The summer programs include:

Program: Arete: An Introduction to the Classics Summer Program
Description: Authors of essential texts of Western civilization will be your teachers over the course of the program as you live and study on our Irving campus. Students view films, visit celebrated art museums and attend Shakespeare in the Park while they develop and hone their reading and writing skills in the classroom. College Credit is available.

Participants: High school students.
Program website: University of Dallas Summer Programs

Program: Faces of Innovation: Global Teen Medical Summit: The Health Museum in Houston, Texas
Description: Are you interested in a career in the medical or health field? The John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science, also known as The Health Museum, in Houston, Texas is offering the Faces of Innovation: Global Teen Medical Summit. Enjoy 5 days of cutting edge, hands-on sessions in the renowned Texas Medical Center visiting some of the top medical facilities in the world, hear lectures from several experts in their field, participate in a Pandemic Challenge with fellow students, and stay at Rice University – known worldwide as a premier educational institution, and enjoy fun nighttime activities with like-minded students from around the globe. Dates are July 11-15, 2016. Registration is limited.

The Health Museum is located in the Museum District of Houston, Texas, just minutes away from both the Texas Medical Center and Rice University.

Participants: 9-12 grade students.
Program website: Global Teen Medical Summit

Program: Health Sciences Summer Enrichment Program at Hardin-Simmons University: Abilene, Texas
Description: The Health Sciences Summer Enrichment Program (HSSEP) is hosted by Hardin-Simmons University (HSU) in Abilene, Texas every June. This two-week in residence program is designed to give high school juniors, seniors, and incoming college freshmen an opportunity to prepare for the college-level chemistry, math, and biology required for pre-health majors through a series of short courses. Participants explore pre-health careers through interactive sessions, such as a suture lab hosted by the HSU PA program and a tour of the simulation lab in the Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing. Other sessions are also hosted by representatives from the HSU Physical Therapy School, Texas Tech Pharmacy School, Texas Tech Department of Public Health, Joint Medical Admission Program students, and Big Country physicians. Participants are given tools to guide them in choosing the right healthcare career for themselves.
Participants: 11th graders, 12th graders, or incoming freshmen with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, an interest in pursuing health-related careers, and considering HSU for a college education
Program website: Health Sciences Enrichment Program

Program: Houston’s STEP Forward Pre-College Summer Engineering Camps for High School Students: Houston, Texas
Description: The STEP Forward Camp is a one-week residential engineering introduction program for rising 12th graders. The program is limited to fifty students. Participants stay on the University of Houston campus in a dormitory. UH engineering students serve as camp mentors and counselors.  The STEP Forward Camp curriculum includes: An introduction to the various disciplines of engineering ("What do engineers do?"), project-based learning (hands-on team project competitions involving engineering design), site visits to Houston-area engineering companies, field trips, panel discussions by working engineers and current engineering students, fun at the campus sports and recreation center.
Participants: Rising high school seniors.
Program websiteHouston University Summer Pre-College Engineering Camps
Program: iD Tech Camps for Kids and Teens: Universities in Texas
Description: This summer, explore a top campus, make friends as you master new tech skills, and join a community of more than 275,000 alumni. At iD Tech Camps, students ages 7-17 can learn to code, build websites, design video games, experience virtual reality, mod Minecraft, engineer robots, model and print 3D characters, and more! These weeklong, day and overnight summer programs are held at prestigious campuses nationwide. iD Tech summer courses are inclusive of every skill level and learning style. Tech-savvy instructors teach curriculum in small groups of just 8 students per instructor and campers enjoy long-term benefits that extend into future careers. iD Tech also offers early-education STEM programs, all-girls tech camps, teen-only academies, and an online learning platform. Get started today at www.idtech.com or call (888)709-8324 and join us as we inspire the makers of tomorrow.
Participants: Kids and teenagers.
Summer program website: iD Tech Camps
Program: Kidventure Summer Camps for High School Students, Middle School Students, and Elementary Students: Austin, Houston, and Dallas, Texas
Description: Kidventure has been providing the finest Summer Day Camps and Overnight Camps in Texas since 1994. Kidventure runs an active and purposeful curriculum with activities aimed at serving the whole child, including science, athletics, art, team building, and more. Our goal, however, remains to simply help grow happy, healthy kids: We just choose do this through camp activities.
Participants: High school students, middle school students, and elementary students.
Program website: Kidventure Summer Camps in Texas
Program Midwestern State University Young Engineer Summer Camp for High School Students: Wichita Falls, Texas
Description: The week-long MSU YES Camp will be offered by the McCoy School of Engineering and will cover background information related to basic science and mathematics as well as field trips and engineering project competitions. The material is presented at a level accessible to high school juniors, seniors, and graduates. Emphasis is on fundamental knowledge of immediate use in contemporary engineering curricula. The instructors are experienced teachers in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and engineering. Multi-media instructional materials will be used along with some fun engineering projects using LEGO robotics and CNC manufacturing tools. Scholarships will be awarded based on the overall performance in particular results from engineering project competition of attendees.
Participants: High school students.
Program website: Midwestern State University in Texas Summer Engineer Camp
Program: North Texas University Summer Pre-College Mathematics Institute for High School Students: Denton, Texas
Description: The Texas Academy of Mathematics Summer Institute provides high school students and middle school students with the opportunity extend and enrich their learning in the areas of mathematics. The summer residential math program is designed for highly motivated students who want to participate in an accelerated mathematics courses. Participating students have the opportunity to expand and accelerate their learning in topics including mathematical topics such as algebra, geometry, and precalculus. Students also have the opportunity to experience college and campus life.
Participants: High school students.
Program website: North Texas University Summer Math Institute
Program: Rice University Pre-College Summer Enrichment Courses for High School Students: Houston, Texas
Description: The Rice University enrichment courses give students the opportunity a variety of programs for high school students. Through the summer programs, students can prepare for AP exams, learn about college life, enhance their college readiness, and explore career field of interest.
Participants: High school students.
Program website: Rice University Summer Pre-College Courses
Program: Summer Discovery Pre-College Summer Enrichment Programs for High School Students: – Held at the University of Texas at Austin
Description: Summer Discovery is an all-inclusive pre-college experience; living on a college campus, participating in activities, exploring great cities, having fun and making friends from all over the world. Freedom with support and balance, that’s Summer Discovery. For over 49 years, high school students from around the globe have enjoyed summers filled with fun, educational, and innovative activities. While visiting our website, take time to learn about our over 300 course offerings at your program of interest – college credit, research, engineering, sport management, leadership programs, SAT prep, enrichment, writing, community service, college admissions prep, tennis, cooking, and many others. Summer Discovery offers programs at 13 different locations in 3 countries, and works with universities of the highest caliber, such as University of Pennsylvania, UCLA, Georgetown, and many more! We invite you to join a wonderful group of teenagers from all over the U.S. and around the world this summer and experience a great summer program for teens!
Participants: High school students in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 (ages 14-18).
Program website: Summer Discovery at the University of Texas at Austin
Program: University of Texas at Arlington Summer Engineering Camps for High School and Middle School Students: Arlington, Texas
Description: The Engineering and Computer Science Camps are designed to provide students with exposure to a variety of engineering disciplines — aerospace, biomedical, civil & environmental, computer science, electrical, materials science and mechanical — plus related topics in chemistry and physics. Students also have the opportunity to take field trips to see engineering in action and to participate in projects supplement the classroom activities.
Participants: High School Students (9th 10th, and 11th Grade) and Middle School Students (6th, 7th and 8th Grade)
Program website: University of Texas at Arlington Summer Engineering Camps
Program: Texas at Austin Summer Pre-College Architecture Academy for High School Students (age 17 and older): Austin, Texas
Description: The Summer Academy is geared toward people who have little to no background in architecture and who wish to test and refine their interests in the field. Applicants to the Summer Academy range from age 17 and older and are typically considering applying to undergraduate or graduate degree programs in architecture at the University of Texas at Austin or other comparable institutions of higher education.
Participants: High school students (age 17 and older).
Program website: Texas Summer Pre-College Architecture Academy
Program: University of Texas Pre-College Summer Business Program for High School Juniors and Seniors: Austin, Texas
Description: The McCombs School of Business offers current high school students the opportunity to discover business through hands-on experiences, team projects and interactions with McCombs students, faculty, staff and corporate representatives.
Participants: High school juniors and seniors.
Program website: University of Texas Summer Business Program
Program: University of Texas Summer Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive for High School Students and Middle School Students: Austin, Texas
Description: The University of Texas at Austin’s Summer Ballet Theatre Intensive is designed to help students enhance their knowledge skills. Students learn through technique-based classes as well as lecture courses. Students can learn about a variety of topics, which assist them in becoming well-rounded dancers. Students also have the opportunity to learn from faculty members and meet peers with an interest in dance and theatre.
Participants: High school students and middle school students.
Program website: University of Texas at Austin Summer Pre-College American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive
Program: Texas A & M Summer Pre-College Math Camp for High School Students: College Station, Texas
Description: The Texas A&M Summer Math 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.
Participants: High school students – ages 14-18.
Program websiteTexas A & M Pre-College Summer Math Camp
Program: Texas State University Summer Math Pre-College Program for High School Students: San Marcos, Texas
Description: The Mathworks Summer Math Camp is an intensive multi-summer program for outstanding high school students who are excited about doing mathematics– the goal of the program is to develop talented youth of all backgrounds by providing challenging courses in a unique learning environment.
Participants: High school students.
Program website: Texas State University Summer Math Pre-College Program
Program: US Performing Arts Summer Camps for Studens 11 – 20 Years of Age: – Held at TCU in Texas
Description: US Performing Arts Camps (est. 2001) is the premier network of summer programs in the performing arts and media in the US for students 11-20 years of age. It is an opportunity for students to see and be seen by top-tier colleges and universities before making their college decision. Experiencing specific college curriculum for credit or enrichment, taught by university faculty and their invited professional guests, students and faculty can make more informed decisions for the students’ future study. You can find us on the web at www.usperformingarts.com.
Participants: Students 11 – 20 Years of Age.
Program website: US Performing Arts Summer Camps




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