Partnerships and Initiatives

Texas Governor's School

The Texas Governors School was originally established by the Texas Legislature to provide a rich and challenging academic experience for advanced high school students. Currently the Texas Governor's School is funded by grants and individual donors. Lamar University will sponsor a 2018 Texas Governor's School in Beaumont, Texas.

Bernard Harris Summer STEM Camp

Bernard Harris Summer STEM Camp is a two-week day camp sponsored by Bernard A. Harris Jr., Astronaut and President of the Harris Foundation and is available for students entering 7th grade in the Fall of 2018. The BHSSC will focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). The theme of BHSSC at Lamar University is “Biodiversity:  The Spice of Life.”

Campers will participate in various real-world, hands-on, and inquiry and project based tasks through field excursions and/or on-campus activities with Shangri La Botanical Gardens in Orange, Texas A&M AgriLIFE Research Center in China, Texas Energy Museum, The Art Museum of Southeast Texas, The Edison Museum, the Cattail Marsh, Baptist Hospital Diabetes Management Program, and a trek to the Big Thicket National Preserve in Kountze relating to this year’s theme— “Biodiversity: The Spice of Life,” chosen because Southeast Texas is one of the most biodiverse areas in the world. In addition, campers will also participate in intensive team research projects focusing on environmental issues and solutions in order to create stewards of the environment.

Hosted at Lamar University
Monday, June 11 - Friday, June 22, 2018
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Available for students entering the 7th grade in the Fall of 2018

Under the direction of Dr. Otilia Urbina, Executive Director.

Texas Workforce Commission Camp Code for Girls

TWC Camp Code for Girls at Lamar University are one-week no cost day camps sponsored by the Texas Workforce Commission designed to provide computer coding/programming summer camps for gifted and talented female students entering grades 6-8 in Fall 2018.  The camp will offer hands-on experiences that will provide challenging and innovative concepts in learning, problem solving, and analytical skills while fostering an interest in computer coding/programming. 

Hosted at Lamar University

Camp Code for Girls
July 2-7, 2018 (Off on July 4th)
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Available for girls entering the 6th grade in Fall 2018

July 16-21, 2018
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Available for girls entering the 7th grade in Fall 2018

July 30-August 4, 2018
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Available for girls entering the 8th grade in Fall 2018

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