WIE RISE! A Summer Research Program (Virtual)

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Program Overview

For rising 9th - 12th graders

This virtual program, hosted by current Maryland Engineering students, was initiated through the RISE Program (the Clark School’s Leadership Academy) in partnership with the Women in Engineering Program. This program, geared toward women high school students (rising 9th - 12th graders) but open to all high school students, provides an introduction to engineering research. Students will participate in experiments that correspond to different engineering disciplines each day of the week and learn about research labs at the University of Maryland. Students will learn how to read and write scientific research papers and will engage with current Maryland Engineering undergraduate students. This program will be conducted virtually, at no cost, and experiments will be at-home friendly!

Apply for WIE RISE!

Dates: Monday, July 31 - Friday, August 4, 2023
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM daily

We are pleased to offer this program for FREE to participants. 

In order to complete the hands-on activities, participants should plan to gather basic materials that can be found around the home.  A materials lists will be sent prior to the start of the program.  

Participation in this virtual program will require:

  • Laptop Computer, Desktop Computer, or Tablet.
  • Broadband (high-speed) Internet connection with a consistent minimum speed of 1.5 Mbps.
  • A Webcam and/or Microphone for use during live sessions on Zoom is highly recommended.  
  • Access to a web browser on the device.

To apply for WIE RISE! A Summer Research Program (Virtual), please visit go.umd.edu/3lXtgez

As part of the application, you will be prompted to:

  • Share about your interest in engineering and the WIE RISE program.
  • Explain why you feel diversity, equity, and inclusion are important to the engineering community.
We are still accepting applications!
Final application deadline: June 20, 2023 
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through June 20th or until all spots are filled. Please allow one to two weeks for admission notifications to be emailed.

Contact Information

Jen Bishop
Assistant Director, Outreach and Recruitment
Women in Engineering Program
Phone: 301-405-0315
Email: jbishop6@umd.edu