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K-12 Opportunities

K-12 Opportunities

A number of camps, competitions and campus days are available for students to participate in at the University of Memphis. Offerings include general science, computer science, STEM and engineering. Most of these activity links are maintained  and updated by the professors in charge of the program. CRISTAL posts their links. Summer opportunities are typically updated in March and April each year. Please check this page often! For more information, please contact Erica Boyce at 901.678.1303. Thank you!

K-12 Academic Year Activities (Fall and Spring). See Summer Activities in the Section Below.

Title of Activity

Type of Activity

Length of Activity

Dates Held (See Links for current posted dates)

Faculty/Staff Coordinator


Website/ Registration

Target Group

Expanding Your Horizons (EYH)

Campus day to encourage an interest in STEM areas

1 day


Sheila Moses


Grades 6-9 (Girls)

“E Day” Competitions



1 day


Dr. Paul Palazolo


Grades 6-12

North American Computational Linguistics   Olympiad

Competition for Linguistics

1 day


Dr. Vasile Rus

Computer Sciences & IIS

Grades 9-12


Competition to benefit the local food bank

1 day


Dr. Stephanie Ivey



Grades 6-12

Statewide HS Mathematics Contest

Competition to stimulate   interest in mathematics

1 day


Dr. Alistair Windsor

TN Mathematics Teacher   Assoc. (TMTA)

Grades 9-12

K-12 Summer Activities

100 Girls of Code

One day workshops to teach girls how to code

! day (several throughout the summer).

Summer - Starting in May

Dr. Elena Strange

Computer Science​

Grades 5-12

Creative Video Game Design

Using creative storytelling to learn video game design and programming

1 week

June 1st - June 5th, 2015

Kriangsiri ("Top") Malasri

Computer Science

Grades 9-12

Summer Programs for the Economically   Disadvantaged (SEED)

Research experience for students to work alongside undergraduates, graduate   students, post-docs, and faculty plus receive a $2,000 stipend.

8 weeks

Please Note:

SEED will not be offered in the summer of 2015.

Dr. Ted Burkey


Grades 9-12 (Economically Disadvantaged)

Robotics Camp

Summer camp to teach how to build and program robots.

1 week

Please Note:

 Robotics will not be offered in summer 2015 due to lack of funding.

If you are interested in helping fund this program next summer, please contact CRISTAL.


Dr. Dan Kohn.


Grades 6-8

Shelby Scholars Summer   Institute


Summer Camp to inspire   interest in STEM

2 weeks


Dedric McGhee, SCS

SCS & U of M

Grades 6-8

Girls   Experiencing Engineering

Summer camp   to encourage an interest in engineering

1 week

Site will be updated March 15


Dr. Stephanie Ivey

Women’s Foundation of Greater Memphis

Grades 6-12 (Girls)


Research experience at the college level for students in HS to acquire first hand experience as a  scientist

6-7 weeks

Updated for 2015


Dr. Firouzeh Sabri

Arts and Sciences

Grades 10-12

Summer STEM Academy

Summer Camp to explore  STEM fields

2 weeks (residential)


Dr. Angie Powell

U of M & TN Board of   Regents

Grades 9-12

TRansportation Engineering Careers (TREC)

Summer camp designed to   introduce transportation engineering career opportunities

1 week

Site will be updated March 15



Dr. Stephanie Ivey


Grades 9-12 (Boys)

Summer Online Learning Experience (SOLE)

Virtual Summer Math Experience

8 weeks

Registration opens April 30


Dr. Xiangen Hu

Psychology /
Electrical  Eng.


Grades 3-12

PreEngineering Enrichment Project (PEEP)

Enrichment   Program

7 weeks


Dr. Larry Houk



Grades 9-12 (Students majoring in Science & Math from East HS)

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