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What are you doing this summer?

One way to have fun and find out if engineering might be a good fit for you is to try one of the summer programs offered by the Clark School.  You can learn about engineering, participate in hands-on activities, and meet engineering students and professors.  The Clark School also offers workshops that give you a chance to explore engineering during a one-day activity.

Listed below are programs for:

4th and 5th Grade Students

  • iEngineer @ UMD
    Description:  iEngineer at the University of Maryland is a summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) camp. This one-week commuter camp is an exciting opportunity for girls and boys to learn more about STEM through a variety of fun, hands-on activities.
    Target Group:  For students entering the 4th or 5th grade.
    Program Office:  Women in Engineering Program
    Program Director:  Candice Staples
    Duration/Schedule:  One-week: Monday, July 7 – Friday, July 11, 2014; 9:00am – 3:00pm
    Program Cost: $325
    Website:  www.wie.umd.edu/k12/iengineer

6th through 8th Grade Students

  • CyberSTEM Camp
    Description: CyberSTEM camp is a one-week commuter summer program at the University of Maryland, College Park for middle school  girls who are interested in the growing field of cybersecurity.
    Target Group:  For students entering the 7th or 8th grade.
    Program Office:  Maryland Cybersecurity Center and National CyberWatch Center
    Program Contact:  Cristin Caparotta
    Duration/Schedule:  July 21-July 25, 2014, 9:00am-3:30pm
    Program Cost: $375
    Website:  www.cyber.umd.edu/education/cyber-stem
  • Stepping Stones to Your Future
      3 boys at the NBRF
      Students in the Stepping Stones To Your Future program discuss design strategy for a project at the Neutral Buoyancy Research Facility

    Description:Stepping Stones to Your Future is an annual summer engineering commuter camp. It is an excellent opportunity for young men and women who are interested in science and engineering to work with current University of Maryland students on a variety of fun and hands-on engineering activities.
    Target Group:  For students entering the 7th or 8th grade.
    Program Office:  Women in Engineering Program
    Program Director:  Vanessa Medley
    Duration/Schedule:  July 14-18, 2014 and July 21-25, 2014
    Program Cost: $350
    Website:  www.wie.umd.edu/k12/sstyf

9th through 12th Grade Students

  • Intermediate CyberSTEM Camp
    Description: The Intermediate CyberSTEM camp is a one-week commuter summer program at the University of Maryland, College Park for high school (incoming 9th and 10th grade) girls who are interested in the growing field of cybersecurity. This 5 day experience provides hands-on activities focused on STEM and cybersecurity topics. Attendees will learn and apply basic concepts of programming, computer forensics, cryptography, steganography, system vulnerabilities and program management from a series of gaming, modeling, simulation activities and hands-on exercises, which explore the interconnections of science, math, technology, and computers. Participants did NOT need to attend our middle school camp in order to be eligible. This camp covers similar content areas as CyberSTEM camp for 7th and 8th graders, and allows for a deeper and more in-depth exploration of the subject matter.
    Target Group:  For female students entering the 9th or 10th grade.
    Program Office:  Maryland Cybersecurity Center (MC2) and National CyberWatch Center
    Program Contact: Cristin Caparotta
    Duration/Schedule:   July 14-July 18, 2014; 9:00am-3:30pm
    Program Cost:  $375
    Website:  www.cyber.umd.edu/education/intermediate-cyber-stem
  • Cyber Defense Training Camp
    Description: Cyber Defense Training Camp is an intermediate level 7 day residential summer program for high school men and women (rising juniors and seniors). You will have the opportunity to expand your knowledge of cybersecurity and gain practical skills through instruction by an experienced security professional. Students learn about the field, take at least one field trip and hear from a variety of speakers to learn more about how to prepare to enter this exciting profession, all while experiencing college life by staying in a UMD residence hall. Technical experience is recommended, including networking, Cisco Academy, and/or Java programming.
    Target Group:  For students entering the 11th or 12th grade.
    Program Office:  Maryland Cybersecurity Center and National CyberWatch Center
    Program Contact: Cristin Caparotta
    Duration/Schedule:   July 6, 2014 at 3:00pm till July 12, 2014 at 12:00pm
    Program Cost:  $1000
    Website:  www.cyber.umd.edu/education/cyber-defense
  • Discovering Engineering
    Description: The Discovering Engineering program is an engineering summer camp for high school students (upcoming juniors and seniors). Find out if engineering is for you. Meet faculty, tour one-of-a-kind labs and facilities, and learn about the various engineering disciplines offered at the University of Maryland. You will live on campus and participate in a variety of activities including laboratory work and demonstrations, lectures, discussions, computer instruction and team design projects.
    Target Group:  For students entering the 11th or 12th grade.
    Program Office:  Undergraduate Recruitment and Scholarship Programs
    Email:  summerengr@umd.edu
    Duration/Schedule:  Session I: July 13-19, 2014,  Session II: July 20-26, 2014
    Program Cost:  $1000
    Website:  www.engrscholarships.umd.edu/summer
  • ESTEEM/SER-Quest Summer Program
    Description: ESTEEM/SER-Quest is a 4-week summer program with lab demonstrations, lab tours, lab experiments, and a SAT Workshop. Students who participate in the program will have the opportunity to have research project with an engineering faculty member.  Students from the local area are invited to participate in the academic year component where they will have a year-long research internship with a faculty mentor.
    Target Group:  For students entering the 12th grade.
    Program Office:  Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering
    Program Director:  LaWanda Kamalidiin
    Duration/Schedule:  Four (4) weeks (July 7 – August 1, 2014)
    Program Cost:  $2000 summer component/academic year no program costs
    Website:  www.cmse.umd.edu/k12/esteem
  • Exploring Engineering at the University of Maryland (E2@UMD)
    Dr. Nam Wang, Associate Chairman of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular EngineeringDescription: Exploring Engineering at UMD is a summer program for high school women (upcoming juniors or seniors) who are considering engineering as a possible major and career. You will live on campus for one week and explore the world of engineering through fun hands-on activities, laboratory experiments, informative workshops, team LEGO challenges and seminars with professional engineers.
    Target Group:  For students entering the 11th or 12th grade.
    Program Office:  Women in Engineering Program
    Program Director:  Bria Barry
    Duration/Schedule:  Session I: July 6-12, 2014, Session II: July 13-19, 2014
    Program Cost:  $800
    Website:  www.wie.umd.edu/k12/e2atumd
  • S.A.T. Strategies
    Description: The focus of this workshop is on successful test-taking skills and reasoning strategies to help students maximize their scores on the SAT. Topics are presented relevant to the math, verbal and writing sections of the test. The program provides over 40 hours of instruction, a pre-test and a post-test as well as periodic evaluations to gauge student progress throughout the workshop. Students also have a follow-up half-day preparation session in during the fall semester prior to the October S.A.T.
    Target Group:  For students entering the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade.
    Program Office:  Center for Minorities in Science & Engineering
    Duration/Schedule:  July 7 – July 26, 2014
    Program Cost: $450 by June 16; $500 June 17 – July 1, 2014
    Website: www.cmse.umd.edu/k12/summer/sat
  • SPICE 2010S.P.I.C.E.
    Description: S.P.I.C.E. Camp is a commuter program for young women who would like to learn more about engineering. Students will be introduced to the world of engineering through projects, tours, and guest speakers. Each activity is intended to highlight the relevance of engineering in our daily life and how engineering can work to improve societal problems. All activities will be supervised by current engineering students.
    Target Group:  For students entering the 9th or 10th grade.
    Program Office:  co-sponsored by the Center for Minorities in Science & Engineering and the Women in Engineering Program
    Program Directors:  Ms. Trinette Young and Mrs. Bria Barry
    Duration/Schedule:  June 23-27, 2014 (Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm)
    Program Cost:  $350
    Website:  www.cmse.umd.edu/k12/summer/spice
  • WIE LEAD Academies
    Description: The Women in Engineering Leadership Enhancement, Application and Design Academies provide students with the opportunity to spend 1-2 days learning and applying principles related to a particular engineering discipline found at the University of Maryland. This program is open to young men and women.
    Target Group: This program is open to young men and women
    Program Office: Women in Engineering Program
    Program Director: Bria Barry
    Duration/Schedule:  July 23-27, 2013
    Program Cost: $50 each day
    Website:  www.wie.umd.edu/k12/lead-academies