SWTJC offers free summer STEM boot camps

Email this article 06/07/2017

STEM summer camp
Uvalde, TX, – Southwest Texas Junior College is hosting a residential Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) boot camp from August 7 to August 15.


The boot camp is a free math-intensive program designed for first-year students who will pursue a STEM Career Pathway at SWTJC. 


The purpose of the camp is to help incoming STEM students succeed and prepare for the rigors of a STEM degree.


Students will have the opportunity to receive a scholarship, which can be applied towards the Fall 2017 semester tuition at Southwest Texas Junior College.

Students will interact with faculty and student mentors in and out of the classroom, learn how to study and do group STEM activities.


Participating students will reside in the dorms on the Uvalde campus, where they will have the opportunity to receive guidance from the in-house STEM mentors.

In addition to the boot camp, the college will host STEM summer camps for elementary and middle school students. 


Students will have the opportunity to explore "What is STEM?" and learn to work in teams and communicate effectively while participating in STEM activities. 


The STEM summer camp will be held on the Eagle Pass Campus on July 17 and 18; Del Rio Campus, July 19 and 20; Uvalde Campus, July 24 and 25, and on the Crystal City Campus on July 26 and 27. The camps will run from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Several information sessions have been scheduled. The first session will be in Eagle Pass on June 12 in the F120 Multipurpose Room, in Del Rio, June 13 in the Sul Ross Auditorium, in Uvalde, June 14 in the Matthews Ballroom Center, and in Crystal City, June 15 in the Victor H. Lopez Library & Study Center from 5 p.m. to 6p.m.


To apply for the STEM Boot Camp or register for the STEM Summer Camp, please visit swtjc.us/stem. For additional questions contact Oscar Gaytan, STEM Outreach Coordinator, at oegaytan@swtjc.edu or 830-758-4134.

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