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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 to learn more about STEM through a variety of fun, hands-on activities.
    Target Group:  For girls entering the 4th or 5th grade.
    Program Office:  Women in Engineering Program
    Program Director:  Candice Staples
    Website:  www.wie.umd.edu/k12/iengineer
  • LEGO Robotics Summer Camp
    Description:  The Summer LEGO Robotics Camp will introduce rising 5th and 6th grade children (children who are currently in the 4th and 5th grades)  to building and programming robots using LEGO Mindstorms. Students will learn mechanical design, construction, programming and teamwork skills. Students will work in small teams using LEGO blocks, motors, and sensors. Students use a computer to program the robot to move, react, and makes sounds in order to solve challenges. Students are required to bring lunch. A snack will be provided.
    Target Group: Rising 5th and 6th graders
    Program Office: Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering
    Program Director: Mrs. LaWanda Kamalidiin
    Website: http://cmse.umd.edu/k12/summer/lego

6th through 8th Grade Students

  • LEGO Robotics Summer Camp
    Description:  The Summer LEGO Robotics Camp will introduce rising 5th and 6th grade children (children who are currently in the 4th and 5th grades)  to building and programming robots using LEGO Mindstorms. Students will learn mechanical design, construction, programming and teamwork skills. Students will work in small teams using LEGO blocks, motors, and sensors. Students use a computer to program the robot to move, react, and makes sounds in order to solve challenges. Students are required to bring lunch. A snack will be provided.
    Target Group: Rising 5th and 6th graders
    Program Office: Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering
    Program Director: Mrs. LaWanda Kamalidiin
    Website: http://cmse.umd.edu/k12/summer/lego
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      Students in the Stepping Stones To Your Future program discuss design strategy for a project at the Neutral Buoyancy Research Facility

    Stepping Stones to Your Future
    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:  Dawn Ginnetti
    Website:  www.wie.umd.edu/k12/sstyf

  • SeaPerch Summer Camp
    Description:  The SeaPerch Camp is an innovate underwater robotics program that equips student with the resources they need to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV).  Students build the ROV from a kit following a curriculum that teaches basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme.  The SeaPerch Summer Camp provides students with the opportunity to learn about robotics, engineering, science, and mathematics (STEM) while building an underwater ROV as part of a science and engineering technology curriculum.  Throughout the project students will learn engineering concepts, problem solving, team work and technical applications.
    Target Group: Rising 7th, 8th and 9th graders
    Program Office: Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering
    Program Director: Mrs. LaWanda Kamalidiin
    Website:  http://cmse.umd.edu/k12/summer/seaperch

9th through 12th Grade Students

  • SAT Strategies
    Description:  The focus of this workshop will be on successful test-taking skills and reasoning strategies to help students maximize their scores on the SAT. Topics will be presented relevant to the math, verbal and new 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. A refresher session is also available to students before the exam in September 2015.
    Target Group: Rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders
    Program Office: Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering
    Program Director: Mrs. LaWanda Kamalidiin
    Website:  http://www.cmse.umd.edu/k12/summer/sat
  • ESTEEM/SER-Quest Summer Program
    Description:  The ESTEEM/SER-Quest Program is a 4-week residential summer program which offers opportunities in research to 20 rising high school senior students who have a strong interest in engineering and engineering research and are considering a major in engineering.  Students selected to participate in the program will conduct a research project in the summer in an engineering faculty member’s lab in the afternoon and participate in several other activities in the morning. Students with a senior year internship or research requirement or science fair project are encouraged to apply because the program serves as a prerequisite to the ESTEEM Research Mentoring Program during the school year which can be used to fulfill those requirements.
    Target Group: Rising 12th graders
    Program Office: Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering
    Program Director: Mrs. LaWanda Kamalidiin
    Website:  http://www.cmse.umd.edu/summer/esteem-serquest
  • Exploring Engineering at the University of Maryland
    Description:  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:  Maryland Cybersecurity Center (MC2) and National CyberWatch Center
    Program Contact: Bria Barry
    Website:  www.wie.umd.edu/k12/e2atumd
  • S.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:  Women in Engineering Program
    Program Contact: Ms. India Alexander and Mrs. Bria Barry
    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:   For students entering grades 9-12
    Program Office:  Women in Engineering Program
    Program Contact: Aishah Briscoe
    Website:  www.wie.umd.edu/k12/lead-academies
  • Discovering Engineering
    Description: Spend a week discovering the vast field of engineering at the University of Maryland. Live on campus, meet faculty, tour one-of-a-kind labs and facilities, and learn about the various engineering disciplines offered at the University of Maryland.
    Target Group: Rising 11th and 12th grade students
    Program Office:   Undergraduate Recruitment and Special Programs
    Program Contact: Aishah Briscoe
    Website:  http://www.ursp.umd.edu/summer