Camp SOAR is a five day summer camp designed to expose upcoming high school juniors and seniors with an interest in Aerospace Engineering to the research and facilities at Texas A&M University’s (TAMU) Department of Aerospace Engineering (AERO). During the week at TAMU students will be able to explore the field though design projects and departmental tours. They will have the opportunity to interact with current students as well as world renowned faculty.
Aggieland Saturday is a university-wide open house created to help prospective students and their families learn about the opportunities available at Texas A&M University. Each academic college and many student service offices provide fun and informational sessions throughout the day. All Engineering events and activites will take place between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm and in the Zachry Engineering Center.
The Physics Festival is an annual event for K-12 "Hands-On" science activities with over 80 interactive demonstrations and exhibits for people of all ages. About 4,000 people attended the March 2010 event which also included public lectures by renowned scientists George Kattawar and Chris Impey, the Bubble Shows by Tom Noddy, and exhibits from the Departments of Aerospace Engineering, Chemistry, and Mathematics.
Discover Engineering is a one day, open house event held to introduce the exciting and diverse world of engineering to the public and to motivate students to pursue an engineering career. In addition, students, teachers and parents will have the opportunity to attend engineering demonstrations, participate in hands-on activities, tour engineering labs and facilities and talk to faculty, staff and students about the engineering programs at Texas A&M University. The activities are led by college of engineering faculty, staff and students.
Youth Adventure Program (YAP) is a series of one week courses designed to encourage career exploration in fields of interest to gifted and talented students. University professors and other professionals will teach YAP classes. While they may do some lecturing to introduce concepts and principles, major emphasis is given to "discussing (yapping) and doing" as a strategy for engaging students in the investigative process. YAP also includes social and recreational activities in the late afternoons and evenings to provide for student interaction in other settings.
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For more information regarding these activities, please contact the Undergraduate Advising Office.