Skip to main content

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?

Young Inventors Camp University of Houston Stem Center - Young Inventors Showcase

The University of Houston STEM Center and the Young Inventors’ Association of America are excited to open the application process for the UH Young Inventors’ Summer Camp!

To apply use the link below:

UH Young Inventors' Summer Camp

Applications will be accepted until May 5, 2017, but space is limited so apply today!
For: 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th graders
At: University of Houston
Contact:, 713-743-4923
When: June 5-9, 2017

Bernard Harris camp ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp The ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp is offered free of charge to academically qualified students entering 6th, 7th and 8th grades. The two-week camp gives students the opportunity to get ahead in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), meet inspiring role models and experience college life at the University of Houston. The Harris Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports programs empowering individuals and supports historically underserved and underrepresented students with limited opportunities to recognize their potential and pursue their dreams. The ExxonMobil Foundation awards a grant to the University of Houston to manage the STEM camp.
For: 6th, 7th and 8th graders
At: University of Houston
Contact:, 713-743-2491
When: Summer
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:, 713-743-2355
Cougar STEM Camp Cougar STEM Camp The Cougar STEM Camp is an affordable STEM summer camp for children entering 5th through 8th grade. Students can attend camps covering the fun-filled themes of crime scene investigations, cougar inventors, movie magic and sumobot robotics. Activities are created by educators with 60+ years of experience teaching math and science.
For: 5th and 8th graders
At: University of Houston
Contact:, 713-743-8644
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 (grades 3-5) and middle school (grades 6-8) students
At: College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
When: January 2018
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
When: February 2018
Location: University of Houston Athletic Alumni Center
Grades: 7-12