Empowering Minorities in Science and Engineering!

Making Success, and Giving, Seem Natural

As a student at the University of Maryland in the ’90s, Chris Jones (Ph.D. ’97) was anything but average. He was already a captain in the U.S. Air Force with hundreds of hours logged on foreign ballistic missile and space systems. He had two graduate degrees, one in aerospace engineering and one in engineering management. He was one of just a handful of Black aerospace engineering doctoral candidates in the U.S. (UMD Engineering News)

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Student Programs and Support

CMSE staff provides personal counseling and advice; and regularly tracks the academic progress of minority students in engineering. CMSE Staff is available to assist new students with course scheduling, class preparation, personal decision-making, and long-range academic and career planning.

Programs & Support

Outreach Programs and Events

CMSE hosts opportunities for middle and high school students to explore engineering. The goal of these programs is to expose and inspire students to consider engineering as a possible career choice. Outreach programs include one-time on-campus events, week-long summer programs, and even virtual engagement opportunities! 

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. 

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