Program Overview 

The 15th Annual Winter Student Leadership Retreat (WSLR) will be held January 23-24, 2021 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.

More information is forthcoming regarding the Virtual 15th Annual Winter Student Leadership Retreat soon!

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
  • 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 October 27, 2020 and the application is available until November 23, 2020.  Persons who are selected to participate will be notified no later than December 11, 2020.

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

The 15th Winter Student Leadership Retreat will be virtual.

Registration Deadline:  November 23, 2020

Notification Date:  No later than December 11, 2020

Event Dates:  January 23 - 24, 2021

Contact Information

LaWanda Kamalidiin
Associate Director
Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering