Texas A&M Reaches Out to Help Robb Elementary Students
COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M University is offering help to students in Uvalde, Texas following last month’s tragedy at Robb Elementary School. Through the School of Education and Human Development, former students and others are providing donations and funding for Robb Elementary and Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District (CISD) students to attend Aggie STEM Camps this summer.
Todd Routh ’86 and Stephanie Routh ’93 plan to donate for students from Robb Elementary to attend Aggie STEM Day Camp. Their donation will also allow the students’ families to stay nearby through the duration of camp.
In addition, ten students from Uvalde CISD will have the opportunity to attend Aggie STEM Residential Camp. Jeff Blanton ’82, President of Britt Rice Electric, and other sponsors will cover the students’ fees associated with the camp. Lodging will also be available, and meals will be provided by C&J Barbecue.
Students and their families have already started accepting the offer made possible by this outreach.
“This combined effort exemplifies the Aggie spirit of stepping up to help others in their time of need. We hope to provide a bright light in a moment of darkness for these students and their families,” said Dr. Michael A. de Miranda, Dean of the School of Education and Human Development.
ABOUT AGGIE STEM CAMPS: The Aggie STEM Summer Camps (ASSC) give students real world experiences in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education through inquiry learning and provide a world-class university experience with Texas A&M University professors in STEM fields. Students will attend a variety of non-credit STEM classes spanning many different areas depending on faculty availability.