Science: It’s A Girl Thing

Texas Tech’s IDEAL opens registration for academic enrichment summer camp.

Registration is underway for the academic enrichment program Science: It’s A Girl Thing (SIGT). This Texas Tech University residential summer camp is scheduled for June 18-21 for girls entering grades five and six and July 23-26 for girls entering grades seven to 11.

The program addresses the shortage and need for women scientists, provides an overview of an array of scientific fields and introduces girls to a university experience. The girls live on campus for four days and receive a first-class introduction to science, technology, engineering and mathematics and the careers possible within these fields. The faculty comprises public school educators, Texas Tech faculty and representatives from NASA.

The Institute for the Development and Enrichment for Advanced Learners (IDEAL), a department within the Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement, is a nonprofit organization. Formed in 1984, the institute has introduced thousands of students in grades K-11 to the university through a variety of on-campus academic enrichment programs.

For a program brochure or more information, go online to You may also contact IDEAL at (806) 742-2420 or email

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CONTACT: Amanda Foster, assistant director, Institute for the Development and Enrichment for Advanced Learners, (806) 742-2420 or