In an effort to support the life sciences industry and workforce in the El Paso/Juarez region, the MCA hosts a series of STEM Innovation Lab Camps throughout the year. Our STEM Innovation Lab Camp focuses on the introduction of different life sciences objectives and careers to middle school students. The STEM lab includes topics like, but is not limited to, chemistry, biology, physics, environmental science, and engineering as well as career exploration, which is primarily based off of the Workforce Solutions Borderplex regional statistics about our healthcare and biomedical industry.

We invite all middle school classes to take part in the MCA STEM Innovation Lab Camp. Our one-day camp is filled with hands-on activities that present students to various STEM concepts.

The Students will also be introduced to the MCA Foundation and the many components of the Cardwell collaborative including:

  • Innovation, Startups and Tech Entrepreneurship
  • Clinical Trials
  • Research in the region
  • Career and Internship Opportunities for the Future

The STEM Innovation Lab is FREE to attend. One class per day. The school/group is responsible for transportation and lunch. For more information or to schedule a class for the MCA STEM Innovation Lab please contact our Office & Events Manager, Marianne D. Mijares at

Download your free copy of the STEM Initiatives Workbook!

Online Resources for Students & Teachers

The MCA STEM Innovation Lab Camp is publishing online content to engage students with STEM-related activities and to help teachers and parents navigate online learning. The MCA published the STEM Innovation Lab Workbook and will also be publishing monthly STEM activity videos for students, teachers, and parents to enjoy at home. The MCA STEM Innovation Lab will also be offering virtual tours and presentations for classrooms. Find out more at the link below!

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Fall Intercession STEM Camp

Fall Intercession STEM Camps are a fun, hands-on exploration into the natural sciences, technology, engineering, math and biotechnology. The week-long camp is designed to instill curiosity and wonder in 6th-8th grade students through research, experimentation and team work. Students will participate in various team-oriented, interactive activities centered on the scientific method, real-life applications and future innovation. This semester’s STEM Camp will take the young scientist from theory and fundamentals to practical applications of Medicine, Sustainability, Energy, Efficiency, and Climate Science.

This is a week-long camp, October 10-14, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM, for 6th-8th grade students. The camp is free but students must be committed to attending all 5 days.

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