Time Warner Cable Hosts STEM Camp
During summer 2012, UT Dallas and title sponsor Time Warner Cable and community partner Project Still I Rise, Inc. hosted the Urban STEM Initiative Camp, which serves underrepresented students from urban areas. About two dozen middle school students visited UT Dallas for an immersive college experience aimed at cultivating their interests in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.
Campers slept in the residence halls and ate in the dining hall. Time Warner Cable provided backpacks, calculators, t-shirts and other items to enhance the campers’ college experience.
“We’re grateful for our premier camp sponsor Time Warner Cable,” said Arthur Gregg, assistant vice president for multicultural affairs at UT Dallas and director of the Multicultural Center. “The camp has been a great opportunity for these young men—we were so proud to have them on campus.”
Students also participated in workshops and pre-college seminars on financial aid, the college application process, scholarships and college life. They competed in mathematics and robotics challenges and visited with professional engineers from Rockwell Collins, a camp sponsor.
“This is all new to me. I want to be a civil engineer, so it’s different and interesting to hear about other areas in the field,” said Oshe Mazin, a senior from Red Oak High School.