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

  • Ensure fundamental engineering courses are taught by caring, enthusiastic, and effective faculty, graduate teaching assistants, and undergraduate teaching fellows.
  • Support, motivate, and inspire students to learn and succeed in their engineering programs.
  • Explore, develop, and share best practices in engineering education to advance student outcomes.
  • Engage students with team-based opportunities to demonstrate learning, foster collaboration, and generate excitement.
  • Equip students with the tools, resources, and spaces needed to enhance their learning experiences and build community with Clark School faculty, staff, and students.

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