UTPA host annual STEM camp for young students

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Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 9:31am

Some Valley students are camping out at UTPA 's STEM program which aims at getting kids more involved in science, technology, engineering and math.

There are 48 students staying on the Edinburg campus for two weeks and in one competition several teams competed to see who could build the best material for a space suit.

UTPA Mechanical Engineering Professor, Javier Kypuros commented on the questions being asked by the students, "I've been very surprised by how attentive they are, the depth of their questions that they have for these speakers, even the speakers have been very impressed, they say that we need to make sure that these kids pursue STEM and we'd love to see them pursue STEM."

The camp is part of the Exxon Mobil Bernard Harris Project and the 5th year UTPA has hosted the camp.

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