WIE Change the World: An Introduction to Engineering

Description: This virtual program is geared toward high school-aged women, but open to all, who are considering majoring in engineering and potentially pursuing it as a career.  This week-long virtual program will introduce participants to the various disciplines of engineering through engaging lessons and lectures, hands-on activities, and conversations with faculty, staff, and students in the Clark School of Engineering.

Target Group: Rising 9th - 12th graders
Program Office: Women in Engineering 
Program Contact: women_in_engineering@umd.edu

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WIE Power Tool camp group in front of UMD bus

WIE Change the World: An Introduction to Engineering

ESTEEM/SER-Quest Program

Description: The ESTEEM Research Mentoring Program (Engineering Science and Technology to Energize and Expand Young Minds) and the Summer Engineering Research (SER)-Quest is an intensive 4-week VIRTUAL research-focused program sponsored by the Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering. 

The goal of the ESTEEM/SER-Quest Program is to recruit talented students to attend the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. 

During the ESTEEM/SER-Quest Program, students will:

  • Explore engineering through a research project 
  • Learn about engineering research and engineering concepts 
  • Develop a research proposal,  complete a literature search,  and review for the research project 
  • Learn about the college application process, financial aid processes, and test-taking strategies
  • Meet undergraduate and graduate students through engineering-focused programs and activities

Please note that participation in the ESTEEM/SER-Quest does not guarantee admission to the University of Maryland.

Target Group: Rising 12th-grade students
Program Office: Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering
Program Coordinator: Marissa Massey 

We will accept and review complete applications on a rolling basis until all slots are filled. All application components must be received to be considered complete. 

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Pre-College Scholars Program

Description: Prepare for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (S.A.T.) while learning more about the Clark School of Engineering and the necessary tools and strategies to navigate the college application process.

Target Group: Rising 11th and 12th grade students who attend high school or live in Maryland and Washington, D.C.
Program Office: Undergraduate Recruitment and Scholarship Programs
Program Manager: Aishah Briscoe

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Discovering Engineering

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELED FOR SUMMER 2022.

Description: Spend a week discovering the vast field of engineering at the University of Maryland. Live on campus, meet faculty, tour one-of-a-kind labs and facilities, and learn about the various engineering disciplines offered at the University of Maryland.

Target Group: Rising 11th and 12th grade students
Program Office: Undergraduate Recruitment and Scholarship Programs
Program Manager: Aishah Briscoe

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Experience Engineering Virtual Summer Program

Description: Join us for an exciting new virtual summer experience at the A. James Clark School of Engineering!  During the week, you will have an opportunity to explore the interdisciplinary principles of engineering while learning more about the eight engineering departments within the Clark School! 

Target Group: Rising 11th and 12th grade students
Program Office: Undergraduate Recruitment and Scholarship Programs
Program Manager: Aishah Briscoe

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RISE Research Summer Program

Description: This research program, organized and led by current Maryland Engineering students, is an introduction to engineering research. RISE is geared toward female high school students, but open to all high school students. Students will participate in experiments that correspond to different engineering disciplines each day of the week and learn about research labs at the University of Maryland. 

Target Group: Rising 9th - 12th graders
Program Office: Women in Engineering
Program Director: women_in_engineering@umd.edu

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Student Instructors: RISE Research Summer Program

RISE Research Summer Program


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