September 13, 2019
Sept. 13, 2019—Cy-Fair High School freshman Erin Nwachukwu and sophomore Amiya March and Cypress Falls High School junior Sebastian Collins were among a select group of students around the state to attend Rice University’s Richard Tapia Center for Excellence and Equity Say STEM Camp in July.
Available to students entering high school and the eighth grade the camp is sponsored by ExxonMobil and features a weeklong residential experience with a challenging STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curriculum led by college professors. Participants experimented with hands-on STEM projects such as building miniature wind turbines or of household items, and enhanced their communication skills by learning how to simplify complicated STEM ideas via graphic drawings and an end-of-camp oral presentation.
The camp also offered an on-campus experience as the six-day, five-night program included lodging at Rice, meals, entertainment and a field trip.