Flexus and Virtus Living and Learning Communities

Flexus and Virtus, two Women in Engineering living and learning communities, are specialized residential programs focused on promoting community, inclusivity, and social justice through connections to faculty and specific academic units/departments  within the Clark School and in the field of engineering. Resident Life staff and other student services staff at the University link the curricular and residential experiences in ways that create opportunities for deeper understanding and integration of classroom material. Flexus and Virtus  aim to provide the resources and structure for first- and second-year engineering students to be successful through graduation, positively impacting the retention and graduation of undergraduate students in the A. James Clark School of Engineering.

Live! Virtual Flexus Chat and Information Session

Speak with current Flexus students and alumnae to learn more about the community. Hear about the programs and services that provide academic, professional, and social support, the unique networking opportunities, and the course curriculum.  

Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

Zoom link will be provided to registrants on the day of the event.
RSVP: RSVP for Flexus Chat and Information Session

We invite you to learn more and apply to Flexus and Virtus!  

Learn More and Apply!


Discover Engineering: Hosted by the Society of Women Engineers

The University of Maryland student section of the Society of Women Engineers is hosting their annual Discover Engineering event on Sunday, April 18th, from 1-3pm.

The event will be held virtually on zoom & will consist of fun activities such as major-specific discussions, bingo with student organizations, and a Q&A session! Discover Engineering is open to all high school-aged students. Parents are not required, but may attend if they wish to learn more about what the University of Maryland has to offer!

Date: Sunday, April 18, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Discover Engineering Registration


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Special Coffee Hour with Dr. Pamela Abshire and Dr. Nicole Mogul

Grab a cup of coffee and join Professors Pamela Abshire and Nicole Mogul and other current electrical and computer engineering students on March 25 to learn more about the Department, ask questions about life as an ECE student, find out more about faculty research, and simply get to know the ECE community!

Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.


Register for ECE Coffee Hour



Join UMD Women in Aeronautics and Astronautics (WIAA) for a virtual day of aerospace engineering activities, speakers, and panels on Sunday, April 11. Middle and high school students interested in aerospace engineering and the University of Maryland are encouraged to attend. The event will be held on the online platform Gather from 10AM-3:30pm. This event is FREE for students and parents to participate. Please submit any questions to wiaaterps@gmail.com.

Register for WIAA Day!


Shadow Students on Instagram!  @umdwie

As a prospective Terp Engineer, you are invited to shadow our WIE Influencers (current Clark School students) on Instagram!  WIE Influencers will share stories and messages with you.  They will tell you about their everyday experiences — involvement in clubs and organizations, time with friends, hobbies, interests, activities, and everything in between.  You can also ask them questions or for advice!

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Meet the WIE Influencers!

Lily Granzow

Meet Lily Granzow! Lily is a graduating senior, majoring in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.  She loves design: whether it's through art, music, cooking… or chemical engineering! During Lily's first few years at UMD, she was excited to join programs and clubs including the EIP Honors College, FLEXUS, WIELD, on-campus research, and intramural sports. Some of the most rewarding opportunities she's had are helping run engineering summer camps with the WIE program and interning for Colgate Palmolive. 

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Lily Granzow - Colgate Internship

Lily Granzow

Emily Leo

Emily is a Maryland native studying Bioengineering, with career aspirations in the biotech/biopharmaceutical industry. She is passionate about women in engineering initiatives and is actively involved in WIE programs such as lunch bunches and peer mentoring as well as the sorority for engineering and technical science majors, Alpha Omega Epsilon. Her favorite hobby is dance and she is the Vice President and Artistic Director for Ballet Company M, which is the only student run, performing ballet company on campus.

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Emily Leo - WIE - IG Influencer

Emily Leo

Alexis Williams

Alexis D. Williams is a junior aerospace engineering major. She is actively involved in Women in Engineering and UMD's Engineers Without Border's Nakifuma, Uganda Sanitation project. She is also the president of UMD's Out in STEM chapter and part of UMD's Research Instruction and Service in Engineering (RISE) leadership academy. For half of her freshman year and her entire sophomore year, she conducted research under Dr. Flatau on improving the effectiveness of a magneto-elastic torque sensor. Last summer, her research under Dr. Flatau focused on the design and characterization of 3-D printed magnetic sensors. When she is not conducting research or studying for exams, she enjoys writing science fiction, working out, and cooking with her mom.

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Alexis Williams - WIE IG Influencer

Alexis D. Williams

Sarah Noland

Sarah is a 3rd year Mechanical Engineering student from Damascus, MD. She is heavily involved in Women in Engineering Programs such as Flexus and the Society of Women Engineers. Sarah is also a member of the QUEST Business Honors Program, and the Mechanical Engineering Society. Outside of her engineering classes, she plays Intramural Volleyball and has enjoyed taking classes in poetry, music, and fashion history!

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Women in Engineering - Sarah Noland

Sarah Noland

Olivia Naylor

Olivia is originally from Langhorne, PA, but now she lives in Easton, PA. On campus, she is involved in Greek Life, the Society of Women Engineers, Women in Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the Women in Engineering Program. Olivia previously was a member of UMD's Treble Choir and an all women's workout group called CHAARG -- both of which she plans on getting back into! She was also in the Flexus Living & Learning Community for women engineers that takes place during a student's freshman and sophomore year. Olivia's loves every bit of her time at UMD and can't wait to share it with you!

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Oliva Naylor - Women in Engineering

Olivia Naylor

Priscilla Lee

Priscilla Lee is from Bel Air, MD! She is currently a senior Bioengineering major with a minor in Global Engineering Leadership, and is part of the combined BS/MS program. In the past four years, Priscilla has been heavily involved with the Women in Engineering Program (Flexus, Peer Mentoring, and WIESAB), undergraduate research (FIRE program, Fischell Department of Bioengineering), and the QUEST Honors Program! In her free time, she loves to work out, drink bubble tea, and attempt to cook in the kitchen!

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Priscilla Lee - Women in Engineering

Priscilla Lee

Becky Kenemuth
Assistant Director - Outreach and Recruitment
Women in Engineering Program