Due to the COVID-19 crisis, our office will have limited in-person hours. However, you can send inquiries to keystone@umd.edu and we will respond as soon as we can.

The Keystone Program encourages the school's best faculty members to teach our most fundamental courses. Faculty members are selected from throughout the school, given renewable three-year appointments with a base salary increase and discretionary funds to support their activities, and are assisted by additional support personnel. Courses are closely reviewed to achieve academic excellence and high student interest.


Our Mission

  • Provide freshman and sophomore engineering students with a foundation upon which to build successful careers in engineering
  • Provide engineering students with the support necessary to succeed in a demanding engineering program
  • Enable the best faculty to teach the most fundamental engineering courses
  • Revive the infrastructure of freshman and sophomore engineering courses with a focus on engineering design
  • Assume the leadership role of the Engineering Sciences (ENES)

Contact Information

4356 Stadium Drive                                                                  Phone
2108 J.M. Patterson Building                                                301-405-6845                     
Building #083                                                                              x5-6845 (on-campus)                        
University of Maryland                                                            Email                               
College Park, MD 20742                                                           keystone@umd.edu