Summer Boot Camp


When: June-July (Monday through Friday)
Time:  9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Location: SCALE-UP Room, CCSB. G.0706A, UTEP Campus
Contact: Evely Lopez, Educational Outreach Coordinator

The BUILDing SCHOLARS Boot Camp is a rigorous three-week intensive college prep program in which participants receive exposure to the following:

 

  • Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)—a required training component of BUILD
  • College-level prep in statistics, reading comprehension and calculus
  • Team building
  • Training in financial literacy, healthy living, stress management
  • Introduction to careers in biomedicine
  • Tours of the UTEP labs with professors
  • Mandatory lab trainings and certifications (e.g., for handling materials, human/animal safety)

 

Tentative Schedule

 Week 1:

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  Icebreakers/
Photos
 Ropes
Team
Building
 Calculus  Calculus  Calculus
 10:30 a.m. – noon  Program
Expectations
 Ropes
Team
Building
 Calculus  Calculus  Calculus
 noon – 1 p.m.  LUNCH
(on your
own)
 LUNCH
(on your
own)
 LUNCH
(on your
own)
 LUNCH
(on your
own)
 LUNCH
(on your
own)
 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Pre–test  Financial
Literacy
 Summer
Group
Project
Expectations
 Group
Work
 Post–test
 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.  Learning
Styles
 Stress
Management
Workshop
 Calculus
Exercises
 Calculus
Exercises
 Dismissal and
provide papers
for next week’s
journal club

 

Week 2:

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  Pre-test  Reading Skills/
Text
Comprehension
 Writing
Skills
 Presentation
Skills
 OLI from
CMU
 10:30 a.m. – noon  Journal
Club
Journal
Club
 Summary
of Paper
 Present
a Paper
 OLI from
CMU
 noon – 1 p.m.  LUNCH
(on your
own)
 LUNCH
(on your
own)
 LUNCH
(on your
own)
 LUNCH
(on your
own)
 LUNCH
(on your
own)
 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Pre-test
and
Computing
Resources
 Computing
Resources
(network from
home,
blackboard,
library, WI-FI)
 Workshop:
Career in
Biomedicine
 Tour of
BUILD Labs
 Post–test
 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.  Pre–test
and
MS Excel
Suite
Assessment
 MS Excel/
PowerPoint
 Group
Work
 Tour of
BUILD Labs
 Group Work

 

Week 3:

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  Pre–test  Statistics  Statistics  Post–test  
 10:30 a.m. – noon  Statistics  Statistics  Statistics
Exercises
 Group
Presentations
 
 noon – 1 p.m.  LUNCH
(on your
own)
 LUNCH
(on your
own)
 LUNCH
(on your
own)
 LUNCH
(on your
own)
 
 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Nutrition
and
Wellness
 Statistics
Exercises
 Tour of
BUILD labs
 Group
Presentations
 
 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.  Lab
Safety
 Group
Work
 Group
Work
 Calculus
Exercises
 
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