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High School: Exploring Engineering at the Univ of MD (E2@UMD)

Program Overview

E2@UMDExploring Engineering at the University of Maryland (E2@UMD) is a one-week summer program for high school women (rising juniors and 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 hands-on activities, laboratory experiments, informative workshops, team challenges and seminars with professional engineers.

GoalsStudent['s Glenn Tunnel Visit

  • Provide a positive learning experience in a collegiate environment
  • Increase your knowledge of engineering and the majors within engineering
  • Expose you to female role models in engineering
  • Introduce you to other high school women with similar interests
  • Support your decision to pursue engineering as a course of study in college

Program Dates

We will offer two, one-week sessions this summer. Students admitted to the program can only attend one of the two one-week sessions. 

Session 1: July 15-20, 2018

Session 2: July 22-27, 2018

The Curriculum

The curriculum of the E2@UMD program focuses on introducing participants to the fundamental principles and concepts of engineering, as well as the influences of engineering on society. Students attend engineering lectures conducted by faculty and guest lecturers, conduct laboratory experiments, observe laboratory demonstrations, participate in tours of campus labs and facilities and meet with professional engineers. E2@UMD gives students hands-on and experiential learning opportunities in specific areas of engineering.

Sample Engineering Disciplines Covered:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering







A Taste of College Life

You will live in a residence hall on the College Park campus for the week. You will find that your residence hall is not only a place to sleep, but also a place to have conversations with friends, enjoy late night snacks and even do laundry! Undergraduate engineering students will serve as camp counselors to manage the residential area. They are committed to helping you have an enriching summer experience. The camp counselors live with you in the residence hall and help to foster a community atmosphere by planning social programs throughout the week.


The cost of the program is $1,000* per student. This fee covers all expenses except transportation to and from the University of Maryland. I addtion, participants may bring their own spending money. If additional grants are secured, this fee will decrease. The fee is due upon acceptance to the program.

A limited number of scholarships are available to admitted students with demonstrated need and/or merit. Once admissions decisions are made, you will be contacted directly with information on all scholarship opportunities.

* The cost of this program is partially funded by a generous donation by Dr. Marilyn Berman Pollans. Price is subject to change.

Program Application

Preparing Your Application Package:

All students will need to gather the following information prior to submitting an online application:

  1. Personal statement: Write an essay describing why you would like to participate in Exploring Engineering and your interest in the University of Maryland and the Clark School. This is your opportunity to present your experiences, extra-curricular activities, and strengths to the admissions committee. Your essay should be typed in a word document using 12-point Times New Roman font with 1" margins all-around. Your essay should be double-spaced and have between 250 and 300 words. 
  2. Teacher Recommendation: This recommendation must be from a math, science or engineering teacher. 
  3. Official or Unofficial High School Transcript: Obtain an official or unofficial copy of your high school transcripts. Scan and save your transcripts electronically so you can attach them at the time of the application. 

Submitting Your Application:

Please check back for summer 2018 updates. 


Please check back for summer 2018 updates. 

For more information contact:

Becky Kenemuth, Assistant Director of Outreach
Phone: 301-405-3283