Meet your peers from other schools across the state and country.
Top 3 Camp by Tapia Camps is a 6-day, 5-night residential summer camp at Rice University in Houston, TX covering topics in:
You'll learn the math and science behind cool and surprising things:
Then you'll learn how to communicate effectively by oral presentation and by graphic design.
At the end of camp, you'll compete with and against your peers for awards on:
July 5-10, 2020: Top 3 rising 12th graders welcome.
All programs are $1595. A 10% discount is available for early bird registration before 2/1/2020 and for students of alumni and staff of Rice University. Discounts may not be combined.
Districts registering at least 5 students receive discounted price of $1300. Special tracks available for Top 3 ranked incoming seniors (Week 1) and Dual Language Learners (Weeks 2 and 3).
This programs is a 6-day, 5-night all-inclusive residential educational experiences that include lodging, food, entertainment, and a field trip. Campers are responsible for transportation to and from Rice University in Houston, TX at the beginning and end of the program.
Excellent Opportunity for: Title I, Title III, Title IV, MIgrant, Gifted and Talented, and Dual Language (Spanish/English) Programs.
The innovative Tapia camps are brought to you by:
Director and Creator of Say STEM Curriculum, Tapia Camps
Assistant Professor, Northeastern University
Formerly Applied Mathematics Instructor, MIT.
Co-Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Tapia Camps
Director of Operations, Tapia Camps/Center
Visiting Scholar, Rice University
Faculty Director, Tapia Camps & Center
University Professor, Rice University
Recipient of the National Medal of Science in 2011 from President Obama
See an overview of the camp experience from 2017:
Campers exploring the lengths of different paths that an airplane could fly.
Campers build wooden structures during our "STEM Olympics."
Campers competing at the end of the week for the Best Science Graphic prize.
During camp, students get to meet Professor Richard Tapia, a renowned mathematician who is a member of both the National Academy of Science and the National Academy of Engineering.
During camp, students learn about oral and visual communication in addition to STEM. Here is a science graphic made by a group of four students.