Two Diboll ISD students and one teacher were among a select group from around the state to attend the prestigious Tapia Say STEM Camp at Rice University. Students experienced a week of fun-filled STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning and projects alongside their peers from various districts and had the unique chance to interact with professors at Rice University while living on campus. Teachers attended a professional development camp where they studied different methods of classroom instruction and project-based learning.
Tapia Say STEM Camps are primarily for high school students skilled in and passionate about STEM. Through these camp sessions, students get hands-on exposure to numerous STEM projects and experiments, as well as knowledge from college professors who teach in STEM-related fields. However, the camp is not only for students. Tapia also created a session for educators, which includes top-notch professional development as well as seminars on project-based learning. Camps take place at the prestigious Rice University.