Dr. Paige Smith, Director
Women in Engineering
1131 Glenn L. Martin Hall
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742
- B.S., Engineering Science & Mechanics, Virginia Tech
- M.S., Industrial & Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech
- Ph.D., Industrial & Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech
Paige Smith has served as the Director of the Women in Engineering (WIE) Program in the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland since September 2001. She has over 18 years of experience with recruiting and retaining diverse populations in engineering. Her current research focus is on student learning in engineering project teams.
In addition to her role as Director of WIE, Paige is the faculty advisor to the University of Maryland section of the Society of Women Engineers. Paige is currently the Principal Investigator for a National Science Foundation's Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP) called the Successful Engineering Education and Development Support (SEEDS) Program. SEEDS extends successful Women in Engineering retention programs to all first year and new external transfer students in the Clark School. Paige is the Lead for the Mid-Atlantic Girls Collaborative (MAGiC). MAGiC, a regional collaborative within the NSF funded National Girls Collaborative, brings together girl serving organizations across Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC that are committed to increasing the number of young women pursuing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers. She is the President for the Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN) and serves on the advisory board for the Girls Exploring Engineering Board for the Chantilly Academy. Paige is the 2009 WEPAN Distinguished Service Award Recipient. Under her leadership, the Women in Engineering Program received the 2008 National Engineers Week.