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

Academic Year Programs

WIE are Makers

Come experience Maryland Engineering through hands-on making with WIE are Makers! This half-day workshop for grades 7-12 is geared towards women, though open to all. The hands-on workshop introduces participants to the digital design and fabrication resources at Terrapin Works, which enables rapid prototyping in the A. James Clark School of Engineering and University of Maryland. Participants will utilize makerspace resources (through CAD, soldering, laser engraving, etc.) to complete a mini LED lit acrylic sign "make and take" project, engage with current engineering students, and tour the engineering resources at Terrapin Works.

Space is limited. Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. 

Date: Saturday, March 11, 2023
Time:  1:00-4:30 PM
Location: University of Maryland College Park campus
Students must be in grades 7th-12th to be eligible
Cost: $25 per person *

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

We have reached capacity for this workshop. Registration is closed.

group photo of middle school students


WIAA Day 2023: Hosted by UMD's Women in Aeronautics and Astronautics

WIAA Day, hosted by UMD's Women in Aeronautics and Astronautics, is an event dedicated to inspiring the next generation of women aerospace engineers! Taking place on the University of Maryland College Park campus, the entire day will be devoted to showing middle and high school attendees what it's like to be a woman in the field of aerospace engineering. Highlights include a keynote speaker, lab tours, and a design activity.

Saturday, April 1, 2023
8:15 AM - 4:30 PM



Discover Engineering: Hosted by UMD's Society of Women Engineers

Discover Engineering, hosted by UMD's Society of Women Engineers, is an opportunity for prospective students to learn about the Clark School of Engineering, participate in hands-on engineering activities, and hear from current students. Discover Engineering will take place on the University of Maryland College Park campus during Maryland Day.

Saturday, April 29, 2023
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


RSVP for Discover Engineering


Contact Information

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

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