The College of Science and Engineering will hold the STEM Summer Institute week-long summer educational program from Saturday, June 20, through Friday, June 26, for high school students interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Students will spend one week on the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi campus gaining knowledge in underwater robotics, interacting with other teens, and learning from experienced professors. The camp will introduce students, ages 16 to 18, to oceanography research and engineering opportunities, in particular ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) operation, through lectures, exercises, hands-on activities, design and rapid prototyping, field trips, and project competitions.

This year, the camp will feature a live broadcast with the Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus, a 64-meter research vessel operated by the Ocean Exploration Trust. The broadcast will give camp participants an opportunity for Q&A with crew members on the ship at sea. The cost is $500 which covers food, lodging, and instructional materials.

The deadline for application is Friday, May 1. For more information or to apply, go to or contact Dr. Dugan Um at; or call 361.825.5849.