LSAMP Bridge Program for Scientists and Engineers | A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland

Please review COVID-19 Updates

LSAMP Bridge

The LSAMP Bridge Program offers incoming freshmen pursuing engineering an opportunity to receive academic and personal support through supplemental instruction resources, math and science workshops, professional development and community.  As an LSAMP Bridge participant, a student is considered an active member of the nationwide LSAMP Alliance, with access to LSAMP Travel Award Program, LSAMP Undergraduate Research program, opportunities to attend various conferences and the LSAMP Bridge to Doctorate Program.

The Bridge Program is comprised of two components, Summer and the Academic Year.

Bridge Summer Component includes:

  • 5 week residential program 
  • Math & Chemistry for Engineers workshops
  • Academic Success Class
  • Community building activities 
  • Reduced rate in boarding and class fees
  • Most meals included
  • Professional/career development field trip to a company partner facility, possibly
    • W. L. Gore and Associates
    • Bechtel
    • NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    • University of Maryland Glenn L. Martin Wind Tunnel
    • University of Maryland Astronomy Observator

COVID-19 Update:

2020 LSAMP Bridge Summer Program will be a 2-week online program with the following changes:

  • Program dates: July 20- 31, 2020
  • Enroll in a one-credit colleg course that will include
    • Math & Chemistry for Engineers workshops
    • Academic Success Course
    • Supplemental Instruction
  • Reduced rate in class fees
  • University resource workshops
  • Professional and Career development
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Bridge Academic Year Component includes (if campus is open for Fall 2020)

  • Mandatory tutoring for Math or Chemistry (based on the cohort's need)
  • Mandatory attendance of LSAMP Bridge community building activities
  • Professional and career development activites/wprkshops
  • Required Enrollment in "First Year Transition" course (Spring semester)
  • Required advising meetings with LSAMP coordinator
  • Required volunteer service

COVID-19 Update: If campus is not open for Fall 2020

  • Mandatory online supplemental instruction for Math 
  • Virtual community building activities
  • Virtual check-in by LSAMP Bridge Mentors
  • Required Enrollment in "First Year Transition" course (Spring semester)
  • Required online advising meetings with LSAMP coordinator

 

For more information please contact Ms. Maldonado (mmaldon1@umd.edu)

 

 

  • Show evidence of superior academic excellence and interest in engineering
  • Be an incoming freshman admitted to the University of Maryland, having confirmed attendance to University of Maryland, College Park
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident
  • Be able to live on campus for 5 weeks during the program and fully participate in all program activities and not work during that time
  • Commit to registering for Achieving College Success: First Year Transition course for the Fall 2020/Spring 2021 semesters

COVID-19 Update:

  • Show evidence of superior academic excellence and interest in engineering
  • Be an incoming freshman admitted to the University of Maryland, having confirmed attendance to University of Maryland, College Park
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident
  • Be available during the two-week program dates and times
  • Commit to registering for Achieving College Success: First Year Transition course for the Fall 2020/Spring 2021 semesters

 

Click here to apply for the 2020 Bridge Summer Program.  

Completed applications include:

  • Completed written prompts
  • Citizenship/premanent resident requirement met
  • Unofficial transcripts submission

Space is limited.  Decisions will be made on a rolling basis.

There is a $425 participant fee for the program, which includes:

  • Enrollment in 4 college credits
  • Calculus textbook (can be used for Calc I-III)
  • Madatory fees
  • Housing
  • Most meals, parents/guardins will be responsible for all other meals

The average cost for four credits and one week of housing is approx. $2700

  • Four credits at $374/each (MD resident rate): $1496
  • Mandatory fee: $280 (on campus)
  • On campus housing for one week, including two meals: approx. $923.

COVID-19 Update: The fee has been reduced to $250 which will include:

  • Enrollment in 1 college credit
  • Calculus textbook (can be used for Calc I-III)
  • Summer Madatory fees
Step 1:  Complete Bridge Summer Application with required documentation
  • Be sure to follow all instructions on application

Step 2:  Complete University Math Placement Test
  • Be productive while you wait for a response, every UMD student must complete this test

Step 3:  If selected you will need to complete and submit program documents by deadlie given in packet
  • Response will be provided as quickly as possible

Step 4:  Pay participant fee

COVID-19 Update:

Final due date of application is June 2, 2020

 

 

Contact Information:

Migdalia Maldonado
LSAMP Program Coordinator
Phone: 301-405-3882
Email: mmaldon1@umd.edu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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