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2019 S.P.I.C.E. Camp (CMSE & WIE)

Program Overview

S.P.I.C.E.: Students with Potential and Interest, Considering Engineering

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

S.P.I.C.E ProgramS.P.I.C.E. Camp is a one-week commuter program for young women who will be entering the 9th and 10th grade next fall and would like to learn more about engineering disiplines,opportunties, and careers. Throughout the course of the week, 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 and conducted in a safe learning environment at the University of Maryland, College Park.


Program Dates and Times:

 Monday, June 24, 2019 - Friday, June 28, 2019. Camp Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 



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 Deadline: April 5, 2019. 

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.
All components of the application are due by April 5, 2019.
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: April 5, 2019
Admissions Decisions Released: by 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

S.P.I.C.E Program

Contact Information

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

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