CMSE Student Programs and Support | A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland

Through special programs, 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. It is recommended that upper-class students seek advising through their academic departments or through the Office of Undergraduate Advising & Academic Support.

To meet with an advisor in the Center, students should contact us to schedule an appointment.


The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program ( is aimed at increasing the quality and quantity of students successfully completing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) baccalaureate degree programs, and increasing the number of students interested in, academically qualified for and matriculating into programs of graduate study.

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Intern with the Center for Minorities in Science & Engineering

CMSE is currently accepting applications for the CMSE Summer Internship Program. CMSE will hire several undergraduate students to work for its summer pre-college programs.

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Student Organizations

Get involved on campus with the pre-professional student organizations CMSE supports.  Find your UMD community with these student organizations.

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Winter Student Leadership Retreat

The purpose of the retreat is to provide an opportunity for underrepresented minority students majoring in engineering to build their career, professional, and leadership skills; as well as to network with corporations and student leaders.

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