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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.

For more information about the program, view the program brochure [pdf].


Program Dates and Times

  Date: Monday, June 25, 2018 - Friday. June 30, 2018    

  Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


The $360 cost per student covers all project materials, transportation once on campus, and a morning and afternoon snack. Students should plan to bring their lunch. Payments should only be sent after student has been admitted to the program.


Registration for S.P.I.C.E 2018 is now open! Register here. Applications are due by Friday, March 23, 2018. 

Your complete application must include the following items:

Online Application 

  • Personal Statement
    **It is important to check for spelling and grammatical errors. Hint: Type your essay response in a word processing program first, review it for errors, then copy and paste it into the text box on the application form.**
  • Official Middle/High School Transcript
    If the classes you are currently enrolled in are not listed on the transcipt, please attach a list of current classes.
Please note that you will not be able to save and return to the application frm at a later date. You must complete the entire application in a single setting. Therefore, we encourage you to have all the required materials before you begin to complete the form.
Please provide the following link to one (1) teacher for a letter of recommendation. Only 1 letter will be read along with your application.
Letters are due Friday, March 23, 201in order for your application to be considered complete. 
S.P.I.C.E Program
 Decisions Released: April 4, 2018 via email. 

*Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Contact Information

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

Ivan Lamas-Sanchez
Coordinator of Outreach and Recruitment Programs
Women in Engineering Program
Phone: 301-405-0315

Becky Kenemuth
Assistant Director of Outreach
Women in Engineering Program
Phone: 301-405-3283