Discovering Engineering | A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland

Update: April 22, 2020
Above all, the University of Maryland is committed to the health and safety of our community; therefore, we have canceled the Discovering Engineering Summer Program for Summer 2020.  If you have currently applied for the program, you will receive further communication from our staff shortly. 

We look forward to resuming the program in Summer 2021.  We wish you health, safety, and well-being during this uncertain time.

The Academic Program

During the week, you will have an opportunity to explore engineering at the Clark School by visiting all eight of our engineering departments!  You will participate in a variety of activities including laboratory work and demonstrations, lectures, discussions, computer instruction and a team design project. You will visit each of the engineering departments to learn more about the specific departments and their special projects. Within the network of support provided by the instructors, program advisors, and peers, you will have the opportunity to build self-confidence in applying your math, science and engineering skills.

Experience Campus Living

Find out what Maryland has to offer! Program participants stay on campus and participate in various activities during the evening hours. Evening activities are an exciting way to meet and hang out with other students in a relaxed and fun environment.

Sample Schedule

A sample schedule of the program day follows below.  Please note that this schedule is only a general outline of how each day is organized; further details of the program are to be determined closer to the start of the program.

  • Breakfast (7:30am-8:45am)
  • Academic Sessions/Lab Tours (8:45am-12:00pm)
  • Lunch (12:00pm-1:00pm)
  • Academic Sessions/Lab Tours (1:00pm-5:00pm)
  • Dinner (5:00pm-6:00pm)
  • Robotics Project (6:00pm-9:00pm)
  • Evening social activity (9:00pm-10:00pm)

 

Eligibility

Students entering the 11th or 12th grade in Fall 2020 are eligible to apply. Due to a limited number of spaces, we are only be able to accept 30 students for each session of the program.  All students are welcome to apply to the program.

Cost

The entire program costs $1,000.00 per student.  The cost of the program covers all expenses, except transportation to and from the university and spending money.  Scholarships are available for students with demonstrated financial need.  Please email summerengr@umd.edu, for more information.

Application

The application consists of three parts:

  1. An online application which includes a personal statement essay.
  2. A letter of recommendation from a science, technology, engineering or math teacher.  All letters of recommendation should be emailed to summerengr@umd.edu.
  3. An official high school transcript emailed to summerengr@umd.edu.

Priority deadline

April 17, 2020 (Students who apply by this deadline, will be notified of their acceptance status by early May.)

Regular decision deadline

May 15, 2020 (Students who apply by this deadline, will be notified of their acceptance status by early June.)

Contact Information

Aishah Briscoe, Program Manager
Discovering Engineering 2020
A. James Clark School of Engineering
1126 Glenn Martin Hall
4298 Campus Drive
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

E-mail: summerengr@umd.edu 
(301) 405-5342 (office)
(301) 314-9867 (fax)


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