About Engineering Summer Camp at Texas A&M
Engineering Summer Camp at Texas A&M: Texas A&M opened its doors in 1876 as the state’s first public institution of higher learning. Today, it stands as a research-intensive flagship university dedicated to sending leaders out into the world prepared to take on the challenges of tomorrow. This flagship university provides the best return-on-investment, with almost 400 degrees. Located in the heart of the Houston-Dallas-Austin triangle, the main campus in College Station is home to more than 62,500 students.
Students will be experiencing the very best Texas A&M has to offer when staying on campus. Living in the residence halls allows students a stress-free taste of campus life and help prepare them for the transition to college. Living in a home away from home, the dorms are a place to hang out, talk, relax, and be yourself. In fact, you may like it so much you will never want to leave Engineering Summer Camp at Texas A&M!
Students stay in a suite-style residence hall that comes with the necessary furnishing to turn a dorm room into feeling like home in no time! The hall feature rooms that each have their own private bathroom shared by two roommates. It will feel like a small close-knit community feel while offering easy access to campus. Each room also has a bed (twin-size), dresser, desk and chair for each student. The students at Engineering Summer Camp at Texas A&M are housed on different floors by gender, and on the specific halls by age. The halls we can use have access to pool tables, ping pong tables, gaming consoles, a TV and much more in the common spaces.
There is a student lounge with plenty of comfortable seating to hang out with friends. Laundry is also available in the building.
Our program has access to so many amazing features on campus including the Rec Center:
- indoor pool AND outdoor pool
- indoor sports fields AND outdoor sports fields
- indoor rock climbing wall
- fitness center
Engineering Summer Camp at Texas A&M is located in College Station, Texas. Surrounded by beautiful landscapes and history, this area is filled with excitement and potential. There are endless opportunities for arts, culture, fun and learning all wrapped into one!
The surrounding areas include:
- The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is a research and academic library and it is awesome. Outside there is a chunk of the Berlin Wall. Inside is a lot of amazing programming. https://bush41.org/
- Austin and Houston are less than 2 hours away by car!
- Six Flags Fiesta Texas: https://www.sixflags.com/fiestatexas
- Boomers: Mini golf, Go Karts, Rock Wall, and Arcade http://www.boomersparks.com/houston
- Grand Station: Laser Tag. bowling, Arcade, Games, and more! https://www.grandstationent.com
- Urban Air Adventure Park: More than just trampolines! There are obstacle courses, games, and climbing walls! https://www.urbanairtrampolinepark.com/
Academic Field Trips
Johnson Space Center and Space Center Houston: A Behind the Scenes Tour
The TryEngineering students will take part in a behind the scenes tour of the Johnson Space Center and Space Center Houston (SCH). Escorted by a NASA Propulsion Engineer who helped get the astronauts to the moon, the engineering summer camp students will tour the famed Mission Control Facility, the large Mockup and Training Facility, and the Rocket Park where they will view the Saturn V Moon Rocket.
Following the tour the campers will return the Education Building and meet with NASA engineers who will talk about STEM careers at NASA and their experiences working at NASA. A SCH Education staff member will discuss various educational programs that are offered by NASA. Following lunch in the Zero-G Cafeteria, the campers will tour some of the historic space hardware on display including the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo spacecraft, as well as a walk-through of the Skylab trainer.
Our engineering summer camp students will also get a look at some of the Apollo-Soyuz Program hardware and get an opportunity to touch a Moon rock. Once the escorted portion of the tour is complete, the campers will have the opportunity to experience other SCH exhibits including the Mars Exploration Exhibit, the Space Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, and the Space Shuttle Orbiter Mock-up. And a visit to the Gift Shop will close out the tour.
You can register for the program HERE
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