Underwater Robotics

June 24 - 30, 2018

About the Camp:  

The STEM Summer Institute is a week-long summer educational program for talented high school students (AGES 16-18) who are interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields.  Students who participate in this program will spend one week on the campus of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi building knowledge in underwater robotics, interacting with other talented teens, and learning from experienced university professors.  The program includes hands-on activities, guest speakers, and first hand experience in our engineering laboratories.

(Camp Flyer PDF)


Program Fees:

There is a $35 non-refundable application fee.  The cost of the camp is $500. Scholarships may be available for participants who express need based on merit or financial need.

Please contact Mayra Alvarado by e-mail at Mayra.Alvarado@tamucc.edu or by phone at 361-825-6025 to find out what are the scholarship application requirements.

About Campus:

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a unique campus, in that it is located on its own private island, just minutes away from miles of Gulf Coast beaches. With palm trees lining the pathways throughout the 240-acre campus, the nearby natural wetlands, and the beach along Ocean Drive, TAMUCC is a great environment for living and learning. The campus is located at 6300 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, Texas, 78412.


Campers will be housed on the TAMUCC campus in residence halls which offer spectacular bay views. Campers will need to bring their own linens, pillow, and detergent.

Arrival and Departure:

Parents (or students) are responsible for transportation to and from TAMUCC at the beginning and end of camp.


To register for the camp, complete the entire application packet provided by the link below. All deadlines must be met in order to be considered for the STEM Summer Institute.  A $35 non-refundable application fee must be paid through the TAMUCC Marketplace (Visa or MasterCard only) in order to process the application.  Click on the link below for this year's application.

Summer 2018 Application  - Application Deadline has been extended to June 1st, 2018. 

Return the completed application by fax or mail: 

STEM Summer Institute @ TAMUCC
Attn: Mayra Alvarado

College of Science and Engineering
6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5797

Corpus Christi, TX 78412
Fax: (361) 825-3056

Students will be notified of their acceptance after the selection committee reviews all applications and can then secure their space with a $250 deposit also paid through the TAMUCC Market place by Visa or MasterCard only.  The remaining balance is due by June 10th, 2018 on the TAMUCC Marketplace. Students are accepted on a first come, first serve basis upon review of their application.

How to get to Marketplace:

Search TAMU-CC market place

Select ENCS Outreach events twice

Select Summer Programs

Choose payment option



Meals will be provided for all campers, and are included in the tuition price.

Safety and Camp Guidelines:

The camp will have strict rules regarding curfew, class attendance, safety attire, and behavior. Rule violations may result in a phone call to parents, restrictions on social activities, or suspension from camp. If a student is sent home for rule violations, his/her tuition will not be refunded. 
Students will be housed in the TAMUCC campus dormitories. Access to living areas of the opposite gender will be absolutely prohibited at all times. Violation of this rule will result in suspension from the camp. 
Individuals staying in the dorms who bring their own cars will surrender their car keys to the Camp Director at Registration. The Camp Director will return keys during check out. Students will never be allowed to ride in a car with anyone other than camp staff.
We have an excellent faculty and staff that will supervise the campers at all times. College counselors will accompany campers to the food court, classrooms, laboratories, the dorms, and social activities. At no time during the day will students be left un-chaperoned. A strict dorm curfew will be enforced, and an adult dorm supervisor will be on-site throughout the camp, along with the counselors.

Contact Information:

In the event of an emergency, parents can get a message to students by calling one of the following numbers:

Program Office:

Phone: (361) 825-5849
Fax: (361) 825-3056
Hours of Operation: 8 am to 5 pm Monday-Friday


Mail can be sent to campers at the following address:

Student's Name - STEM Summer Institute: Underwater Robotics
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5797

Corpus Christi, TX 78412
Fax: (361) 825-3056


Program Director:

Dr. Dugan Um
(361) 825-3381 (office)


Program Coordinator:

Mayra Alvarado
(361) 825-6025 (office)

Program Sponsors: