Update: April 22, 2020
Above all, the University of Maryland is committed to the health and safety of our community.  Therefore, we have canceled the SPICE Summer Program for Summer 2020.  If you are currently registered for the program, you will receive further communication from CMSE/WIE staff shortly. 

We look forward to resuming the program in Summer 2021.  We wish you health, safety, and well-being during this uncertain time. 

Program Overview

SPICE Summer Program (Students with Potential and Interest, Considering Engineering) is a week-long commuter program designed for young women who will be entering the 9th and 10th grade. The program is geared towards women who would like to learn more about engineering disciplines, opportunities, and careers. Throughout the course of the week, students are introduced to the field of engineering through projects, tours, and guest speakers. Each activity is intended to highlight the relevance of engineering in daily life and showcase how engineering improves society. All activities will be supervised by current engineering students and conducted in a safe learning environment at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Note: This is NOT a college credit-bearing program. It is meant to introduce students to the different disciplines and societal impacts of engineering. Its mission is also to strengthen confidence and foster community among women who aspire to study engineering.  

Program Dates and Times

CANCELED: Session Dates:  Monday, June 22, 2020 - Friday, June 26, 2020
Daily Hours: 9:00am - 3:30pm
*Please note that this program does not offer before or after-care options. Therefore, we kindly ask you to plan your schedule accordingly. 
SPICE Summer Program is CANCELED for 2020
The Summer Program Registration link will direct you to a registration system called CampDoc. CampDoc is run through DocNetwork, LLC.  You will be prompted to "sign up" in order to register. For technical questions related to CampDoc, please contact DocNetwork, LLC directly during regular business hours.  
As part of registration, you will be prompted to answer the following:
  • In 250 worlds or less, please explain why you are interested in participating in SPICE and what you hope to gain from this experience.
  • You will also be asked to upload a middle/high school transcript.
The 2020 SPICE Summer Program cost is $425.00 and covers all project materials, transportation once on campus, and morning and afternoon snacks. Students should plan to bring their own lunch from home.
Scholarship opportunities are available based on need. When you begin the registration process, you will be prompted to indicate if you wish to be considered for a scholarship.
Cancellation Policy:  Once registration for SPICE is complete and you have submitted payment, we will not be able to refund your payment if your student is no longer able to attend.

Registration: Opens Saturday, February 1, 2020
Full Payment Due: Friday, May 15, 2020
CANCELED: SPICE Program Dates: Monday, June 22 - Friday, June 26, 2020

Contact Information

Becky Kenemuth
Asisstant Director, Outreach and Recruitment Programs
Women in Engineering Program
Phone: 301-405-03283
Email: rzonies@umd.edu
Marissa Massey
Coordinator of Outreach, Recruitment, and Special Programs
Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering
Phone: 301-405-3881
Email: mmassey@umd.edu