The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

The Center of Excellence in STEM Education

K-12 Student Resources

This site includes a list of summer programs for middle and high school students, a list of general college resources, and a listing of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) activities that are available online.

Summer Camps

National Academic Competitions

The following is listing of national competitions for K-12 students and schools. Many of these competitions offer scholarships to winning teams/students. We encourage schools to compete and engage all students to have a strong representation of the Valley.

Program Grade Deadline
American Math Competitions 6th-8th October 31
Bright School Competition 6th-8th

See Website

eCybermission 6th-8th

See Website

Exploravision 6th-8th

February 8

Discovery Education 3M 6th-8th

April 19

Junior Solar Sprint 6th-8th

December 17

Science Olympiad all grades

See Website

Google Science Fair 9th-12th

See Website

International BioGENEius Challenge 9th-12th

See Website

Siemens Competition 9th-12th

September 19

FIRST Robotics Competition 9th-12th

See Website

Exploravision 9th-12th

February 8

Summer Programs for Middle and High School Students

College Resources

College Resources

College Scholarships for High School Students

UTRGV Outreach

Include UTRGV programs into your curricular plans to support your students’ learning and engagement in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) activities! Visit the websites below to discover how your students can benefit from these programs. Please contact the individual program coordinator for additional information.