Richard Tapia Center for Excellence and Equity in Education

The Richard A. Tapia Center for Excellence and Equity in Education promotes participation in STEM.

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Next stop Tapia Camps!


Introducing the one the only Dr. Richard Tapia!




Yep, just as we measured you are ready to make the best decision of your summer and join us for Tapia Camps!


Take a wonderful stroll here on campus during your stay.


Here at Tapia Camps we love our PD educators and want to give them the tools to attain further success for students.


Its all fun and games until someone brings out Connect 4


Equity in Education is one of the pillars of Tapia Camps


We can't wait for what new innovated ideas you will bring to the table here at Tapia Camps!


Are you ready to rumble! Put your game face on for our annual Science Olympiad!


Campers and Staffers enjoying some down time!


Here at Tapia Camps we have presenters from a wide variety of STEM fields ready to pass their knowledge to the next generation!


Educators behind you will learn why the TAPIA Professional Development Camp is just the place for you!


Can you guess how many jellybeans are in this jar? If not why not join Tapia Camps and find out!


In a camp full of young bright students, there is no limit what you can accomplish!


The fun begins once you arrive at camp with our exciting STEM Fair!


Campers explore Rice University campus through a scavenger hunt. 🔍🦉


Dr. Tapia shares his inspiring life journey of becoming the first Hispanic to receive the National Medal of Science. 🏆


Campers enhance their communication skills throughout Tapia Camp with team work. 🙌


Put your engineering skills to the test this summer. Tapia Camp provides project-based learning to challenge and teach students of all levels. 🛠


Summer camp is all about having fun! Bring along your creativity and spirit and make new friends! 🎉🤸‍♀️


The architecture of Rice University is awe-inspiring. Campers experience the many wonders of the historic yet modern campus during their week long stay. 🏛


Campers learn about academic research directly from Rice professors. This incites their scientific curiosity and they ask wonderful, thought-provoking questions. 🦉💡


Campers build their confidence with group work and hands on activity throughout the week of summer camp. ⛵️⭐️


Tapia Camps starts the week strong with a hands-on STEM activity fair. 🥼🧪🎡🔭


Happy 2023! Hurry and get on your feet 🤾‍♀️🥳 today is the last day to register for Tapia Camp at the discounted rate.

Visit to sign up.


Happy Holidays from the Tapia Center!

Last Day for Registration Discount Deadline 1/1/2023


Looking for a great way to spend your summer? At the Tapia Camps, you can have fun in and out of the classroom!


Dr. Tapia and the Tapia Camps Director, Professor Paul Hand, especially look forward to seeing presentations at the Final Show and awarding teams with trophies for their efforts in their projects and presentations 🤩🏆


Explaining scientific concepts to your audience can be quite challenging at first, which is why the Tapia Camps gives campers plenty of opportunities to hone their skills before the Final Show🥳✨


Tapia campers showcase their scientific knowledge and ingenuity to through their creative solutions to the engineering challenge🌟💥


Expand your knowledge of STEM at the Tapia Camps and discover new interests 🥳🤩🤓


The Tapia Camps are a great way for students to get to know Rice by exploring campus and by getting to know their Rice instructors and program staff 🦉🎉


There are so many opportunities for different career paths in STEM! Students hear from experienced professors and professionals during their time at the Tapia Camps🤩


Effective communication skills are important for all career paths. At the Tapia Camps, students learn techniques to become better communicators 📢💬


Tapia Campers combine forces to find solutions to modern problems! 🎇


Campers put their assumptions of aerodynamics and more to the test at the STEM Olympics ✈️🏆


Campers enjoy passing through Rice's arboretum as they explore campus🌳🌿🦉💙


Dr. Tapia loves meeting and inspiring the next generation of scientists😁🔥

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