Texas Tech Summer Youth Program for Advanced Thinkers Taking Applications

Written by Sarah Whetstone

This summer, cool off with Texas Tech University’s “Shake Hands With Your Future” academic summer camp.

The Institute for the Development and Enrichment of Advanced Learners (IDEAL) is now accepting applications for students entering fourth grade through 11th grade who want to expand their learning capacity through hands-on, student-involved courses.

Shakes Hands is offering two six-day summer sessions in which children choose two courses to explore including architecture, animal science, clinical lab science, green engineering, robotics, art, law, biotechnology, theatre, forensics and anatomy and physiology. The first session, for students entering eighth through 11th grades, runs from June 7 -12. Session two, for students entering fourth through seventh grades, runs from July 5-10. 

Shake Hands is in its 29th summer of enriching learning. All classes are student-driven and taught by university faculty, graduate students and public school teachers. For six days, students work with instructors and each other to delve into creative thought. Through close interaction, students will develop broader thinking and learning styles while building a foundation for future learning.

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CONTACT: Michelle Hamman, unit coordinator, Office of Institutional Diversity, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-7200, or michelle.hamman@ttu.edu.