Aggie STEM is a collaboration between Texas A&M’s College of Education and Human Development and the College of Engineering.

Donation in honor of James B. Kelly

James Burton Kelly was the true embodiment of what it means to be an Aggie. His generosity and selflessness was displayed in every one of his actions. He constantly devoted himself to A&M and contributed to the STEM program. James has and forever will be a fightin Texas Aggie.

Mr. Kelly annually gave the gift of camp to academically talented children who were unable to attend camp because of financial reasons. Your donation will be used to continue his legacy and his tradition of giving back to the community while supporting his beloved institution Texas A&M University. Thank you notes will be sent to all donors acknowledging their gift and the Kelly family will receive a note acknowledging the total donated and list of donors.

If you would like to mail a check:

Aggie STEM
Dr. Robert M. Capraro
4232 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4232
Make Checks Payable to Aggie STEM with In Memory of Mr. James B. Kelly in the memo section of the check
Registration for Open-Enrollment Camps is Coming to a Close!

Registration for Open-Enrollment Camps is Coming to a Close!

Our open-enrollment camps are filling up quickly! Make sure to register today for our Online Immersing into STEM or EmpowHERing…

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Registration for Competitive Camps is Closed!

Registration for Competitive Camps is Closed!

Registration for our 2021 Competitive Camps has officially closed, but you can still register for the following Aggie STEM camp…

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Register for Advancing into STEM with Veterinary Medicine

Register for Advancing into STEM with Veterinary Medicine

Aggie STEM is thrilled to again be partnering with the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science for a camp…

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Apply to the James B. Kelly Honors Program

Apply to the James B. Kelly Honors Program

The deadline to apply for our competitive camps is approaching! If you are interested in our James B. Kelly Honors…

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Associate Members Ranks and Requirements

Level I- Affiliate Member

Criteria – Interest in a symbiotic and affiliative activity in which Aggie STEM has a strong presence. 

  1. Must have a renewable faculty appointment
  2. Be a member of a Texas A&M System College, Department, or Unit
  3. Have a terminal degree
  4. Clear Alignment to support the goals and objectives of Aggie STEM

Expectations Commit to at least two years of engaging with Aggie STEM stakeholders, including     members, associate members, affiliates, graduate students, and students. 

  1. Participate in at least one meeting per year
  2. Collaborate on one or more of the following: grant proposal, paper for presentation, or development of a manuscript for publication in an area supported by Aggie STEM
  3. Support Aggie STEM in the summer by teaching in/or assigning a graduate student to support Teacher Boot Camps (online or in person) or Aggie STEM Camps (total commitment is 1.5 hours per day for 5 consecutive days) 

Application – Required for everyone

  1. Full Vita
  2. Brief statements on the following, 250 words max for each.
    1. What do you hope to achieve with your membership in Aggie STEM?
    2. What strengths do you hope to bring to Aggie STEM that will enrich your own professional growth and that of the other stakeholders?

 

Level II- Associate Member

Criteria – History of a symbiotic and affiliative activity in which Aggie STEM’s mission and vision has prominence. 

  1. Must have been an affiliate member for at least 1 year
  2. Must still meet all criteria for an affiliate member

Expectations Commit to at least two years of engaging with Aggie STEM stakeholders, including members, associate members, affiliates, graduate students, and students. 

  1. Participate in at least one meeting per year
  2. Collaborate on one or more of the following: grant proposal, paper for presentation, or development of a manuscript for publication in an area supported by Aggie STEM
  3. Support Aggie STEM in the summer by teaching in/or assigning a graduate student to support Teacher Boot Camps (online or in person) or Aggie STEM Camps (total commitment is 1.5 hours per day for 5 consecutive days)

Application – Required for everyone

  1. Full Vita
  2. Brief statements on the following, 250 words max for each.
    1. What are you most proud of from your time as an affiliate member in Aggie STEM?
    2. What are two priorities you seek to accomplish as an associate member that are not achievable as an affiliate member?

 

Level III- Full Member

Criteria – History of successful collaboration, achieving greater involvement as an associate member, and furthering or extending the Aggie STEM mission and vision. 

  1. Must have been an associate member for at least 1 year
  2. Must still meet all criteria for an affiliate and associate member

Expectations – Commit to at least two years of engaging with Aggie STEM stakeholders, including members, associate members, affiliates, graduate students, and students. 

  1. Participate in at least one meeting per year
  2. Collaborate on one or more of the following: grant proposal, paper for presentation, or development of a manuscript for publication in an area supported by Aggie STEM
  3. Support Aggie STEM in the summer by teaching in/or assigning a graduate student to support Teacher Boot Camps (online or in person) or Aggie STEM Camps (total commitment is 1.5 hours per day for 5 consecutive days) 

Application – Required for everyone

  1. Full Vita
  2. Brief statements on the following, 250 words max for each.
    1. Briefly describe how your success as an associate member has enhanced your professional experiences.
    2. Describe your expectations for assuming leadership within Aggie STEM or in an area to which you plan to extend the Aggie STEM mission or vision. 

 

Only full members and higher with at least 5 years of service may earn emeritus status.

 

 

Aggie STEM Mission

Aggie STEM at Texas A&M University provides research-based solutions to ameliorate STEM academic disparities and inequities through professional development and other school-reform services for high-quality STEM teaching and learning. Aggie STEM transforms lives by catalyzing deep and replicable improvements in STEM content and pedagogy through an innovative, action planning, research-based, and enterprise-focused design. 

 

Vision

For K–12 Students

We will provide either alone or in collaboration with partners:

  1. STEM-centric summer camps for high-achieving students in grades 4–12 while ameliorating disparities for those who are underrepresented.

For K–12 Teachers

We will provide either alone or in collaboration with partners:

  1. STEM-centric summer professional development for elementary, middle, and high school teachers.
  2. Online STEM-centric professional development for elementary, middle, and high school teachers throughout the year that facilitate professional learning of STEM content and pedagogy and Teaching Certificate renewal.

For Post-Secondary 

We will provide either alone or in collaboration with partners:

  1. High-quality interventions spanning STEM fields to improve teaching and learning for post-secondary faculty and students.
  2. Reflective and investigative solutions to unpack and deinstitutionalize systemic issues related to underserved populations, women, first-generation status, and racial disparities and marginalized students’ ability to succeed in the post-secondary classroom.