WIE RISE! A Summer Research Program (Virtual)

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Program Overview

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, designed for women high school students (rising 9th - 12th graders) but open to all gender identities, provides an introduction to engineering through the field of research. Students will explore different engineering disciplines each day of the week as they learn about various engineering research labs at the University of Maryland. Students will learn how to read and write scientific research papers, participate in at-home friendly experiments, and engage with current Maryland Engineering undergraduate students. This program will be conducted virtually and at no cost!

*This is not a credit bearing program. It is meant to introduce high school students to various disciplines in engineering and the interdisciplinary nature of the profession.  Participation in WIE RISE does not guarantee admission to the University of Maryland.


Apply for WIE RISE!

Dates: Monday July 29 - Friday August 2, 2024
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET daily

For rising 9th - 12th grade students

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.

Please note that the virtual sessions will not be recorded, so participation is synchronous.

To apply for WIE RISE! A Summer Research Program, please visit:  go.umd.edu/2024WIERISE

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.
Application deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all spots are filled. Admission notifications will be sent weekly starting the week of April 15, 2024.

Contact Information

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