Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering | A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland

Empowering Minorities in Science and Engineering!

Established in 1981 as a unit within the School of Engineering, the Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering provides academic support services and outreach programs designed to recruit, retain, and graduate African American, Hispanic American, and Native American engineering students.

The Center has a warm and friendly staff working to create a supportive environment to help accomplish this goal. The staff provides retention, outreach, and recruitment activities for students in K-12, as well as graduate and undergraduate students enrolled at the A. James Clark School of Engineering. Support and guidance is also given to the Black Engineers Society (NSBE) and the campus chapter of the Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). 

Student Programs and Support

CMSE staff assist students with course selection, provide personal counseling and advice; and regularly track the academic progress of minority students in engineering. The Center's staff of advisors is also available to assist new students with course scheduling, class preparation, personal decision-making, and long-range academic and career planning.

Programs & Support

Outreach and Recruitment

CMSE staff participate in off-campus career and science fairs as well as host elementary and secondary school children on campus for lab tours and hands-on science activities. These programs are a part of the Clark School of Engineering's suite of K-12 programs. 

K-12 Programs

Support the Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering

The CMSE staff and the students they help would appreciate the support. Giving back can be in many forms from monetary contributions to volunteering. 

Support the Center