Texas A&M hosts TAMIU students for weeklong engineering camp

Photo of STEW summer camp participants

The Dwight Look College of Engineering hosted 14 Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) students May 27-31 for its Summer Transfer Engineering Workshop that introduced potential transfer students to each of the offered engineering degree programs at Texas A&M University in College Station.

Texas A&M has offered the summer camp in partnership with TAMIU in Laredo, Texas, since 2009. 

Photo of a STEW 2013 participantTwo TAMIU faculty, Dr. Pablo Biswas and Gerardo Pinzon, also participated and had the opportunity to visit labs and discuss collaborations with faculty at Texas A&M during the weeklong program.

The workshop is offered to pre-engineering students during the summer following the end of their first year at TAMIU. Many of the students who attended the workshop said they plan to transfer to Texas A&M.

During the camp, students worked on a variety of team projects to enhance and test their engineering skills. The students toured departmental labs and met with advisers to discuss the engineering programs and details of transferring to Texas A&M to pursue an engineering degree.

The students also worked Photo of STEW participantsunder the direction of Dr. Joe Morgan and Dr. Jay Porter, professors in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution, where the students developed, assembled and tested small mobile autonomous robots in the KRISYS workshop. To conclude their experience, the students participated in the Race of Champions in which they raced the robots they created with their teams and were also judged on speed and performance of the robots.

To learn more about the Summer Transfer Engineering Workshop please contact Rebecca Simon rebeccasimon@tamu.edu.