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S.P.I.C.E. Summer Program

Co-Sponsored by: Women in Engineering Program and the Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering

S.P.I.C.E Camp students test their design

Student working in computer lab on project

Program Overview:

S.P.I.C.E Summer Program (Students with Potential and Interest, Considering Engineering) is a week-long commuter program designed for young women who will be entering the 9th and 10th grade. The program is geared towards women whom would like to learn more about engineering disciplines, opportunities, and careers. Throughout the course of the week, students are introduced to the field of engineering through projects, tours, and guest speakers. Each activity is intended to highlight the relevance of engineering in daily life and showcase how engineering improves society. All activities will be supervised by current engineering students and conducted in a safe learning environment at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Note: This is NOT a college credit-bearing program. It is meant to introduce students to the different disciplines and societal impacts of engineering. It's mission is also to strengthen confidence and foster community among women who aspire to study engineering.  

Program Dates and Times:

Session Dates:  Monday, June 24, 2019 - Friday, June 28, 2019

Daily Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  

*please note that this program does not offer before or after-care options. Therefore, we kindly ask you to plan your schedule accordingly. 


The S.P.I.C.E Summer Program cost is $360.00 and covers all project materials, transportation once on campus, and morning and afternoon snacks. Students should plan to bring their own lunch from home.

Scholarship opportunities are available based on need. Scholarship applications will be available to students who have been admitted to the program. 

Cancellation Policy: Once enrollment for S.P.I.C.E. is complete, we will not be able to refund your payment if your student is no longer able to attend.

Application Information:

Application Deadline: Applications for SPICE will be accepted until the program is full. 

As part of this application, you will be prompted to answer the following:
In 250 worlds or less, please explain why you are interested in participating in S.P.I.C.E and what you hope to gain from this experience, if accepted. 

You will also be asked to upload a middle/high school transcript.

Additionally, you will need to obtain a teacher evaluation. Instructions for submitting the teacher evaluation are in the application.

You can find the application here: S.P.I.C.E. Summer Program 2019

Or, paste the following link into your browser:

Important Dates: 

Application Deadline: Applications for SPICE will be accepted until the program is full. 

Admissions Decisions Released: Admissions decisions will be released on a rolling basis begining on Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Scholarship Applications Due: Monday, April 22, 2019 

Scholarship Decisions Released: by Wednesday, May 1, 2019

SPICE Payment Due ($360): Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Session Dates: Monday, June 24 - Friday, June 28, 2019

Contact Information

Sama Sabihi
Coordinator of Outreach and Recruitment Programs
Women in Engineering Program
Phone: 301-405-0315

Marissa Massey
Coordinator of Outreach, Recruitment, and Special Programs
Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering
Phone: 301-405-3881