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…

- by Caitlin Summers
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…

- by Caitlin Summers
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…

- by Caitlin Summers
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…

- by Caitlin Summers

STEM School Accreditation Information

STEM School Accreditation

A comprehensive review process for program that includes a highly integrated, sequential, and systematic set of courses where all teachers and administrators are highly qualified. Schools  accredited under STEM School program are those leading to post-secondary tracks that often lead to technical and professional tracks as described in the components below. All STEM School Accreditations requesting Aggie STEM review must include STEM in the program name and be using either (1) high-quality, commercially available curriculum in each of the components  or (2) school made curriculum that is available for review and provided in the initial review dossier for each of the components.

What is a program? A program is the largest most comprehensive institution where there is promotion, certificate, or diploma granted at completion and contained in the program there are components where integrated and system STEM learning takes place in all Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. It must be comprised of components which can be accredited either separately or in their entirety, as part of your STEM School, that is mathematics, science, technology, engineering. When STEM schools or STEM institutions are ready they may simply apply for STEM School Accreditation which includes all the STEM programs. A readiness review will help you decide the best course of action wither whole school or individual components.

Accreditation Components

Science Education Accreditation (SEA)
Programs accredited under science education accreditation are those leading to post-secondary tracks that often lead to professional tracks in the basic sciences, including but not limited to biology, physics, chemistry, geology, and astronomy or to the medical sciences including medicine, pharmacology, nursing and related technical fields such as phlebotomist, and radiology technician. All science education components requesting Aggie STEM review must include either the word “science” or a specific science field in the program name and be using either (1) a high-quality, commercially available curriculum or (2) a school made curriculum that is available for review and provided in the initial review dossier.

Computing/Technology Education Accreditation
Programs accredited under the computing and technology education program are those leading to post-secondary technical and professional tracks across a broad spectrum of computing, computational, informational technology, and, robotics, coding, informatics. All computing and technology education components requesting Aggie STEM review must include the either the word “computers” or “technology” in the program name and be using either (1) a high-quality, commercially available curriculum or (2) a school made curriculum that is available for review and provided in the initial dossier.

Engineering Education Accreditation
Programs accredited under the engineering education program are those leading to post-secondary technical and professional tracks including those that require 4-year college degrees and those that require between 6 months and two-years of post-secondary training. All engineering components requesting Aggie STEM review must include the word “engineering” in the program name and be using either (1) a high-quality, commercially available curriculum or (2) a school made curriculum that is available for review and provided in the initial dossier.

Mathematics Education Accreditation
Programs accredited under the mathematics education  program are those leading to post-secondary technical and professional tracks in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics programs in post-secondary programs that could include technologists, web-designers, and actuaries. All mathematics components requesting Aggie STEM review must include the word “mathematic” in the program name and be using either (1) a high-quality, commercially available curriculum or (2) a school made curriculum that is available for review and provided in the initial dossier AND advanced mathematics coursework that is available for most highly qualified students.

Readiness Review and Deciding WHEN it is Required

Some Programs Must Undergo a Readiness Review

We require a preliminary Readiness Review from all programs seeking initial accreditation, only if the institution has no currently accredited Aggie STEM programs in that district or system. After a review of this preliminary Readiness Review, we will assist the program leaders in deciding if they are ready to submit a Request for Formal Evaluation (RFE) for that program and which type of accreditation is appropriate. Any school or institution operating as a STEM school for 3 years or more years or having other Aggie STEM Accredited STEM Schools in their district or system may apply directly for the STEM school Final Review.