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. Currenlty 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.

ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp

This is a two-week residential camp hosted at colleges and universities across the nation.  In summer 2016, The Harris Foundation (THF), in partnership with the ExxonMobil Foundation, hosted 10 residential camps held during the months of June-August. Each camp provided an average of 40 rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students the opportunity to enhance their proficiency in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education while living on a college campus - all at no cost to the child or family.