2015 Urban STEM Camp
Project Still I Rise (PSIR) held its fifth Urban S.T.E.M. Camp at the University of Texas at Dallas in Richardson, Texas on June 7th through 10th, 2015. The camp was created to give students from underserved communities throughout Dallas an opportunity to learn more about S.T.E.M. disciplines through workshops, presentations and competency drills.
This year's Urban STEM Camp served 30 middle ?high school students, providing them with an intellectually stimulating environment designed to strengthen their STEM skills. The camp kicked off with presentations given by the University of Texas at Dallas staff on financial aid, the college application process, scholarships, and college life. Following the presentation, the participants then had an opportunity to compete in S.T.E.M. based competitions, which taught them the value of teamwork and innovation.
Sponsors for this year's camp included The University of Texas at Dallas, The Johnson School Engineering and Computer Science, Rockwell Collins, Texas Instruments BEI, PepsiCo Frito Lay and McDonalds.