April 15, 2011
Registration is underway for the academic enrichment program Science: It’s A Girl Thing (SIGT). The Texas Tech residential summer camp is scheduled for June 20-23 for girls entering grades 5 and 6 and July 18-21 for girls entering grades 7-11.
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 and careers in science. 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.
The mission of the Institute for the Development and Enrichment of Advanced Learners (IDEAL) is to provide distinctive and unique academic enrichment programs that promote academic excellence, citizenship/leadership, diversity, and an appreciation of the arts for children in grades kindergarten through 12. IDEAL is a part of the Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement.