Flexus & Virtus Living and Learning Communities 

Flexus and Virtus, two 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. Women in Engineering Program Staff, 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.

We invite you to apply to Flexus and Virtus!  


Reception with Maryland Engineering Alumnae and Current Students

Admitted Clark School students and a parent/guardian are invited to network with Clark School alumnae, current students, faculty and staff to learn more about Maryland Engineering. Join us to learn about the many opportunities available at the University Maryland, ask current students about their life as an engineering student, and hear from women who have launched exciting and rewarding careers as engineers. 

Date: Friday, April 1, 2022
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: University of Maryland Campus 
Register: Register for the Reception

Registration is required. Additional details will be provided to registrants.

Register for WIE Reception


Join us on Instagram in March! 


Join us in March as we celebrate Women's History Month and showcase the many contributions women engineers have made throughout history, their impacts today and in the future! Follow along for #Trivia Thursdays and an Instagram Live with the Society of Women Engineers on March 10 at 5:00PM ET, and much more!  Engage with us on @umdclarkschool!

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Current WIE students will be conducting Instagram Takeovers starting in March. You will be able to follow along to see "A Day in the Life" of current Maryland Engineering students and learn more about their involvement in engineering and extracurricular activities at the University of Maryland. Follow us on @umdwie!

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Discover Engineering: Hosted by the Society of Women Engineers

The University of Maryland student section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is hosting their annual Discover Engineering Event on Saturday, April 30 as part of Maryland Day. This two-hour program is for high school students (and a parent) interested in learning about engineering and admitted Clark School students. Join SWE for hands-on activites, a student panel, and networking with current Maryland Engineering students.  There will be an information session for parents too. Please note that this program is first come, first serve as space is available in the Forum. As such registration is not required, however is appreciated for the purpose of planning: go.umd.edu/discover22. The first 150 high school student participants in attendance will receive a free Dicover Engineering T-shirt. 

Date: Saturday, April 30, 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: The Forum (Room 1101 Clark Hall), University of Maryland Campus 
Registration: Not required, however is appreciated to help plan for the event - go.umd.edu/discover22


Additional Ways to Learn about Life as a Maryland Engineer

There are many ways you can learn more about life as a Maryland Engineer. Please visit Deciding to be a Maryland Engineer to learn more about scheduling a visit to the Clark School, chatting with a current student, or scheduling a meeting with a Clark School staff member. You can also explore our events calendar which is updated frequently. 

Learn More about Life as a Maryland Engineer


SWE @ UMD's Prospective Student Workbook

To help you along your college application journey, The UMD Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers has created a Prospective Student Workbook.  This Workbook contains interactive reflection questions and a blank notes section to keep track of your thoughts and feelings during the college search process.  

SWE Prospective Student Workbook

Women in Engineering Program