H.R. No. 560
         WHEREAS, Richland College received a $15,000 grant from the
  National Tooling and Machining Foundation to fund the school's
  annual science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
  summer camp for young students; and
         WHEREAS, The STEM camp, which runs between June and July,
  gives middle and high school students the opportunity to delve into
  topics such as aerospace, electrical and mechanical engineering,
  CAD manufacturing, and web design in order to engage their
  interests in such professions; after three weeks of exploring these
  fields of study, campers mark the end of their term with a rocket
  launch competition beside Lake Thunderduck; in addition to these
  activities, the STEM camp also provides participants with
  information about instructional opportunities and student services
  on the Richland College campus; and
         WHEREAS, In recognition of its achievements, the STEM summer
  camp has been honored by the American Society of Mechanical
  Engineers, and in 2012 it was nominated for a Metroplex Technology
  Business Council Tech Titan award; and
         WHEREAS, Richland College's STEM camp provides invaluable
  experience for our state's future scientists, technological
  innovators, engineers, and mathematicians, and this notable grant
  award is an indication of the esteem in which it is held by industry
  leaders; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate Richland College on obtaining a
  $15,000 grant from the National Tooling and Machining Foundation
  for its STEM summer camp and extend to all those associated with the
  camp sincere best wishes for the future; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Richland College as an expression of high regard by the
  Texas House of Representatives.
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 560 was adopted by the House on March
  7, 2013, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House