Texas Tech Summer Youth Camp for Academically Talented

Written by Megan Robare

Texas Tech University’s “Shake Hands With Your Future” program is taking applications, giving children the opportunity to explore their potential careers.

The Institute for the Development and Enrichment of Advanced Learners (IDEAL) is currently accepting applications for students looking to expand their learning capacity through hands-on, student-involved courses. The first session, for students entering grades eight to 11, runs June 7-11. The second session, for students entering grades four to seven, runs July 5-9.

Shake Hands is an academic enrichment program that targets high-achieving students. This year will mark the 30th summer for the program. One goal of Shake Hands is to introduce students to new academic experiences and to assist students in focusing on an academic path. The program also seeks to provide a supportive environment where students share experiences and encourage each other’s thinking and creativity.

University faculty, graduate students and public school teachers serve as instructors who guide students through investigations of complex subject matter and research processes. Participants choose from two courses of study. Classes offered are architecture, animal science, in the lab, green engineering, rocketry, robotics, art, law, biotechnology, theater, forensics and anatomy and physiology.

For registration information, contact IDEAL at (806) 742-2420 or e-mail michelle.hamman@ttu.edu.

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CONTACT: Michelle Hamman, assistant director, Office of Institutional Diversity and Community Engagement, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-2420, or michelle.hamman@ttu.edu.