Students with Potential and Interest, Considering Engineering (SPICE) | A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland

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

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. 
Registration for SPICE will open on Monday, February 3, 2020.  
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 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.
Cancellation Policy:  Once enrollment for SPICE is complete, we will not be able to refund your payment if your student is no longer able to attend.

Registration for SPICE will open on Monday, February 3, 2020.  

Contact Information

Sama Sabihi
Coordinator of Outreach and Recruitment Programs
Women in Engineering Program
Phone: 301-405-0315
Marissa Massey
Coordinator of Outreach, Recruitment, and Special Programs
Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering
Phone: 301-405-3881