Office of Educational Outreach

STEM Quest Summer Camp II for 9th and 10th Grade Students

Camp Information

Investigative activities and problem-solving endeavors in fields such as biotechnology, bioengineering, nanotechnology and health sciences stimulate increased knowledge and skills in science, engineering, technology and math!
Participants will utilize sophisticated, state-of-the-art methods and equipment during problem-based activities. Techniques may include:
  • Restriction Endonuclease Digestion
  • PCR (polymerase chain reaction)/Gel electrophoresis/DNA fingerprinting
  • Bacterial transformation
  • Western blotting
  • And other STEM-related activities!!
Participants will complete an independent collaborative investigation during the last two weeks of the program utilizing laboratory skills they have acquired.


  • Participants must be currently enrolled in 9th or 10th grade and attending school in Galveston County or surrounding area.
  • There is no charge for program participation.
  • Prior Camp II participants may apply, however new applicants will be given priority.

Camp Dates

June 8 - July 3, 2015  from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

How to Apply

Application deadline: 11:59:59 PM Friday, April 3, 2015
You must complete and submit the online application, as well as the supporting documentation, by 11:59:59 PM Friday, April 3, 2015.
The required documentation includes the Participation Agreement, Parental Consent Form, Teacher Recommendation Forms and an official copy of your transcript mailed from your school. Incomplete/late applications will NOT be considered.
2015 Online ApplicationClosed
Camp II GuidelinesInformation
Camp II Applicant ChecklistInformation
Participation AgreementRequired
Camp II Parental Consent FormRequired
Camp II Teacher Recommendation FormRequired
Camp II Transcript Release FormRequired

Following committee review of the completed applications and required documentation, notification of status will be e-mailed to the applicant’s reported e-mail address on May 8, 2015. We will not supply any admission information early or by phone. Please note that STEM Quest Summer Camp II is a competitive program. Submission of documentation does not guarantee acceptance.
All supporting documentation, except the Teacher Recommendation Form, should be mailed to:
Michele Marquette, Ph.D.
Program Manager, Science Education Programs
UTMB Office of Educational Outreach
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77555-1110

Only the Teacher Recommendation form may be faxed! No other faxes will be accepted!
Questions may be emailed to Dr. Michele Marquette.