Academic Year Programs

WIE are Makers

Come experience Maryland Engineering through hands-on making with WIE are Makers! This afternoon workshop for grades 7th-12th is geared towards girls, though open to all gender identities.

Engineering meets art in this workshop that introduces participants to electronics through an illuminated mask project. Participants will explore basic circuits in this "make and take" sewable electronics project, guided by current Maryland Engineering students.

This workshop is being offered twice for two separate sessions. Please register for only one of the two sessions. Space is limited and registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.


Session 1: Saturday October 28, 2023

Session 2: Sunday November 19, 2023

Time:  1:00-3:00 PM

Location: University of Maryland College Park campus

Cost: $25 per person *

* Financial assistance is available. Please email for more information.

group photo of middle school students

Register for October 28 WIE are Makers Register for November 19 WIE are Makers

Summer Programs


WIE Change the World! An Introduction to Engineering

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

WIE Change the World! An Introduction to Engineering

WIE emPower!

The WIE emPower summer program is geared towards rising 7th - 9th grade girls, though open to all, who are interested in exploring engineering through hands-on making. During this week-long summer program, participants will learn how to use power tools and digital design and fabrication resources as they are introduced to the field of engineering through engaging projects.

WIE emPower!

WIE RISE! A Summer Research Program (Virtual)

The WIE RISE virtual summer program, geared toward women high school students but open to all high school students, provides an introduction to engineering research. Students will participate in at-home friendly experiments that correspond to different engineering disciplines each day of the week and learn about research labs at the University of Maryland. 

WIE RISE! A Summer Research Program

Contact Information

Jen Bishop
Assistant Director, Outreach and Recruitment
Women in Engineering Program
Phone: 301-405-0315

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