Program Overview 

The 16th Annual Winter Student Leadership Retreat (WSLR) will be held January 21-24, 2022 and it will be Virtual.  The purpose of the retreat is to provide an opportunity for underrepresented minority (URM) students majoring in engineering and computer science to build their career, professional, and leadership skills; as well as to network with corporations and student leaders from 4-year colleges/universities and 2-year community colleges in the Washington-Baltimore-Annapolis area.

Workshops to be presented include: career development (resume writing, interview tips, mock interviews), leadership development, professional development, personal development, graduate school, and a corporate information fair.

Students who attend the following colleges and universities and who are majoring in engineering or computer science are eligible to apply to participate in the retreat.  The program is open to undergraduate students only.

  • Anne Arundel Community College
  • Baltimore City Community College
  • Capitol Technology University
  • George Washington University
  • George Mason University
  • Howard University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Montgomery College
  • Morgan State University
  • Prince George’s Community College
  • University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • University of Maryland College Park
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Proudly sponsored by:

  • Amazon
  • Gore
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Visa


Approximately 3-5 students from each college or university  listed above will be selected to participate through an application review process.  The application will open November 11, 2021 and the application is available until December 2, 2021.  Persons who are selected to participate will be notified no later than December 10, 2021.

There is no cost to students who are selected to participate.

Lunch will be provided to students who are selected to participate through Door Dash.

The 16th Winter Student Leadership Retreat will be virtual. You may access the retreat via laptop, desktop or mobile phone.

Application Open:  November 11, 2021

Registration Deadline:  December 2, 2021

Notification Date:  No later than December 11, 2020

Event Dates:  January 21-23, 2022

Contact Information

LaWanda S. Kamalidiin
Associate Director
Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering