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Summer Programs

4th and 5th Grade Students

  • LEGO Robotics Summer Camp
    Description:  The Summer LEGO Robotics Camp will introduce rising 5th and 6th grade children (children who are currently in the 4th and 5th grades)  to building and programming robots using LEGO Mindstorms. Students will learn mechanical design, construction, programming and teamwork skills. Students will work in small teams using LEGO blocks, motors, and sensors. Students use a computer to program the robot to move, react, and makes sounds in order to solve challenges. Students are required to bring lunch. A snack will be provided.
    Target Group: Rising 5th and 6th graders
    Program Office: Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering
    Program Director: LaWanda Kamalidiin
    Website: http://cmse.umd.edu/k12/summer/lego

6th through 8th Grade Students

  • LEGO Robotics Summer Camp
    Description:  The Summer LEGO Robotics Camp will introduce rising 5th and 6th grade children (children who are currently in the 4th and 5th grades)  to building and programming robots using LEGO Mindstorms. Students will learn mechanical design, construction, programming and teamwork skills. Students will work in small teams using LEGO blocks, motors, and sensors. Students use a computer to program the robot to move, react, and makes sounds in order to solve challenges. Students are required to bring lunch. A snack will be provided.
    Target Group: Rising 5th and 6th graders
    Program Office: Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering
    Program Director: LaWanda Kamalidiin
    Website: http://cmse.umd.edu/k12/summer/lego
     
  • Stepping Stones to Your Future
    Description: Stepping Stones to your future is a one-week engineering summer camp for rising 7th and 8th women. Hosted by the Women in Engineering Program (WIE) at the University of Maryland, this camp is a unique opportunity for young women who are interested in science and engineering to explore various engineering disciplines and develop mentorship relationships with current University of Maryland engineering students. Participants will engage in hands-on activities, laboratory experiments, informative workshops, and team challenges as a means for learning about the professional field and societal impacts of engineering. Past activities include reverse engineering, building and testing bridges, and launching water rockets. All activities will be supervised by current engineering students and conducted in a safe learning environment at the University of Maryland.
    Note: This is NOT a credit-bearing program. It is meant to introduce students to the different disciplines and societal impacts of engineering. The mission of SSTYF is to inspire interest in STEM professions, strengthen student self-confidence, and foster community among women who are interested in STEM.
    Target Group: Rising 7th and 8th grade women
    Program Office: Women in Engineering Program
    Program Director: Ivan Lamas-Sanchez and Becky Kenemuth
    Website: http://www.wie.umd.edu/k12/sstyf
     
  • SeaPerch Summer Camp
    Description: The SeaPerch Camp is an innovate underwater robotics program that equips student with the resources they need to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV).  Students build the ROV from a kit following a curriculum that teaches basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme.  The SeaPerch Summer Camp provides students with the opportunity to learn about robotics, engineering, science, and mathematics (STEM) while building an underwater ROV as part of a science and engineering technology curriculum.  Throughout the project students will learn engineering concepts, problem solving, team work and technical applications.
    Target Group: Rising 7th, 8th and 9th graders
    Program Office: Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering
    Program Director: LaWanda Kamalidiin
    Website: http://cmse.umd.edu/k12/summer/seaperch

9th through 12th Grade Students

  • SAT Strategies
    Description:  The focus of this workshop will be on successful test-taking skills and reasoning strategies to help students maximize their scores on the SAT. Topics will be presented relevant to the math, verbal and new writing sections of the test. The program provides over 40 hours of instruction, a pre-test and a post-test as well as periodic evaluations to gauge student progress throughout the workshop. A refresher session is also available to students before the exam in September 2015.
    Target Group: Rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders
    Program Office: Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering
    Program Director: LaWanda Kamalidiin
    Website: http://www.cmse.umd.edu/k12/summer/sat
     
  • ESTEEM/SER-Quest Summer Program
    Description: The ESTEEM/SER-Quest Program is a 4-week residential summer program which offers opportunities in research to 20 rising high school senior students who have a strong interest in engineering and engineering research and are considering a major in engineering.  Students selected to participate in the program will conduct a research project in the summer in an engineering faculty member’s lab in the afternoon and participate in several other activities in the morning. Students with a senior year internship or research requirement or science fair project are encouraged to apply because the program serves as a prerequisite to the ESTEEM Research Mentoring Program during the school year which can be used to fulfill those requirements.
    Target Group: Rising 12th graders
    Program Office: Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering
    Program Director: LaWanda Kamalidiin
    Website: http://www.cmse.umd.edu/summer/esteem-serquest
     
  • E2@UMD
    Description:  Exploring Engineering at the University of Maryland (E2@UMD) is a one-week summer program for high school women (rising 11th and 12th graders) who are considering engineering as a possible major and career. Participants will live on campus for one week and explore the world of engineering through hands-on activities, laboratory experiments, informative workshops, team challenges and seminars with professional engineers.
    Note: This is NOT a college credit-bearing program. It is meant to introduce students to the different disciplines and societal impacts of engineering. The mission is also to strengthen confidence and foster community among women who aspire to study engineering.
    Target Group: Rising 11th and 12th grade women
    Program Office: Women in Engineering Program
    Program Contact: Becky Kenemuth
    Website: http://www.wie.umd.edu/k12/e2atumd
     
  • S.P.I.C.E. Camp
    Description: S.P.I.C.E Camp, Students with Potential and Interest, Considering Engineering, is a week long commuter program for young women who will be entering the 9th and 10th grade in the fall. The program is geared towards women whom would like to learn more about engineering disciplines, opportunities, and careers. Throughout the course of the week, students are introduced to the field of engineering through projects, tours, and guest speakers. Each activity is intended to highlight the relevance of engineering in daily life and showcase how engineering improves society. All activities will be supervised by current engineering students and conducted in a safe learning environment at the University of Maryland, College Park.
    Note: This is NOT a college credit-bearing program. It is meant to introduce students to the different disciplines and societal impacts of engineering. It's mission is also to strengthen confidence and foster community among women who aspire to study engineering.
    Target Group: Rising 9th and 10th grade women
    Program Office: Women in Engineering Program
    Program Contact: Ivan Lamas-Sanchez and Marissa Massey
    Website: http://www.wie.umd.edu/k12/spice-camp
     
  • WIE LEAD Academies
    Description: The Women in Engineering Leadership Enhancement, Application and Design Academies provide students with the opportunity to spend 1-2 days learning and applying principles related to a particular engineering discipline found at the University of Maryland. This program is open to young men and women.
    Target Group: For students entering grades 9-12
    Program Office: Women in Engineering Program
    Program Contact: Becky Kenemuth
    Website: http://www.wie.umd.edu/k12/lead-academies
     
  • Discovering Engineering
    Description: Spend a week discovering the vast field of engineering at the University of Maryland. Live on campus, meet faculty, tour one-of-a-kind labs and facilities, and learn about the various engineering disciplines offered at the University of Maryland.
    Target Group: Rising 11th and 12th grade students
    Program Office: Undergraduate Recruitment and Special Programs
    Program Contact: Aishah Briscoe
    Website: http://www.ursp.umd.edu/summer

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