Middle School Students

Discover STEM

Did a science project, a visit to a museum, or something you saw interest you in a career in science and math? Has a robot show or a complex machine interested you in technology or engineering? Did you ever wonder how we reached the moon and Mars? (Engineers and mathematicians got us there!)

Here, discover the world where your interests, your creativity, and your effort can lead you. Bring your curiosity and imagination, and dream about a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)!

Summer Camps

Unlike most camps you may have heard of, these specialty camps will open you up to learning how to make some amazing things happen. Have you built a robot? Build one this summer at Houston Museum of Natural Science. Have you created a software application? You can do so at iDTech Camps. What else might you discover?


Chiyoda Young Innovators' Academy   

The goal of the two-week Young Innovators' Academy is to interest students entering 7th, 8th and 9th grade in Fall 2018 in topics of engineering, programming and inventions in an effort to cultivate their STEM skills. Students will experience hands-on activities; design, build and innovate ideas for inventions; and participate in the Summer Young Inventors’ Showcase hosted by the Inventors Association of America-Houston Chapter.

For: Entering 7th, 8th and 9th graders

At: University of Houston

Contact: uhoustoninnovators@gmail.com

When: June 11-22, 2018

Cougar Junior Scholars Cougar Junior Scholars Camp

Are your curious about what college will be like? Experience it firsthand over the summer through the  Cougar Junior Scholars Camp. The camp, which is open to students entering seventh or eight grade in the fall, can give you a preview of college life. Campers take classes in English literature, creative writing, engineering and chemistry. Award-winning University professors will guide the campers through an engaging and challenging curriculum that is designed to mimic a week in the life of a college student. Other camp activities include a campus tour, a scavenger hunt, and an end-of-week Quiz Bowl where Scholars can test their knowledge and win prizes.

For: 7th and 8th graders

At: University of Houston

Contact:  cleveaux@central.uh.edu, 713-743-2355

Equinor Equinor (formerly Statoil) Summer STEM Camps

Offers six fun-filled themes that integrate science, technology, engineering and math for students entering grades 5-8 in the fall.

For: 5th through 8th graders

At: University of Houston

Contact: stemcamp@central.uh.edu, 713-743-4969

When: Summer

UH Programs

Learn at some of the most interesting Houston area programs for elementary, middle, and high school students. 


Mars Rover Celebration 

The  Mars Rover Celebration is an educational opportunity for elementary (grades 3-5) and middle school (grades 6-8) students to participate in the design and construction of a model rover to carry out a specific science mission on Mars. In the fall, student teams build the models as part of a six-week classroom or homework project. The activity culminates in January with students showcasing their team project at the Mars Rover Celebration at UH.

For: Elementary & Middle School Students, Grades 3rd - 8th 

At: College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Contact: stem@central.uh.edu

When: 2019

Location: University of Houston Student Center Houston Room

Students display poster at the Science Engineering Fair of Houston.

Science Engineering Fair of Houston (SEFH)

The  Science Engineering Fair of Houston promotes the learning and application of science and technology through the development and presentation of science/engineering projects. SEFH serves as the regional fair for all public, private, charter, and home school students, grades 7-12, in Harris County and the 22 surrounding counties in Southeast Texas.

For: All public, private, charter, and home school students, grades 7-12, in Harris County and the 22 surrounding  counties in Southeast Texas.

At: College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, College of Technology, and Cullen College of Engineering; UH Downtown

Contact: stem@central.uh.edu

When: 2019 

Location: University of Houston Athletic Alumni Center

Grades: 7-12

Website: https://sefhouston.org/

Contact: info@sefhouston.org