Texas State to get $60K for scholarships
Texas State University received $60,000 in grants from the Texas Workforce Commission to provide 20 scholarships for 14 to 21 year-old students to attend an Honors Summer Math Camp.
Students will learn critical math problem-solving skills, computer programming skills and teamwork skills during the camp.
Texas State was one of 20 higher education facilities in the state to receive one of the Texas Workforce Commission’s grants.
Austin Community College also received nearly $13,000 for students to learn about solar energy through building a solar powered car or developing an FM radio signal and tapping into the signal with an MP3 player.
“TWC is pleased to partner with Texas community colleges and universities to offer these innovative camps to our future workforce,” said TWC Chairman Andres Alcantar.
“These camps enhance our students’ competence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, positioning them for success in high-demand careers across Texas.”
The camps provide students the opportunity to explore exciting and high-paying STEM careers such as forensics crime science, electrical and computer engineering, aerospace and computer gaming.
“TWC supports programs that give students a head start toward the careers that will lead to economic prosperity for Texas and its residents in the future, and the Governor’s Summer Merit program does that,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Ronny Congleton.
All camps are sponsored by Texas universities and community colleges and allow students to experience life on a college campus.