Maryland Camps

The following camp directory lists some of the summer camps for K-12 students in engineering throughout the United States and Canada that are and were previously offered. The directory lists camps that have been hosted by Universities and research centers in the past. Please note that all camps may not be offered every year and that new camps and programs are currently being added. Old or unsuccessful programs are always being eliminated or modified. A substantial number of programs specifically target minorities, women, and other groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences. The programs offered change frequently, and this database is not comprehensive. This is only meant to be a guide to aid your search for engineering education preparation tools. Many of the programs offer scholarships and may have application deadlines as early as January. If you are interested in a program, please email, call or write the organization listed for an application and the most current information available.


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iD Tech Camps
Summer Technology and Computer Camps

Love programming, gaming, or robotics?  Take hobbies further and gain a competitive edge! Create iPhone apps, programs with C++ and Java, video games, websites, movies, 3D models, robots, photos, and more.  Accredited Continuing Education Units are available.  Over 130,000 students ages 7-17 have enrolled in fun and challenging, weeklong, day and overnight programs held at 60 prestigious universities in 27 states including Towson.  Small classes (max 8:1) are guaranteed, and taught by adult-only instructors for personalized curriculum with a small group to optimize learning and social experiences. Additional multi-week summer camp teen programs for ages 13-18 at select universities include: iD Gaming Academy, iD Programming Academy, and iD Visual Arts Academy (filmmaking and photography).
Contact: 1-888-709-TECH (8324)
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.internaldrive.com/locations/md-summer-camps-maryland-computer-camps/towson-university-baltimore-camp/


Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering
Engineering Innovation, Sites in Baltimore, Frederick, Howard  and Montgomery Counties

Learn to think and problem-solve like an engineer while earning Johns Hopkins University credit. Through Engineering Innovation, high school students put engineering concepts to the test.  Applying their knowledge of math and science to labs and hands-on projects, concepts they’ve learned in their high school classrooms are suddenly linked to real-world practice. Students’ confidence grows as they attend college-level lectures, tackle problems, test theories, and ultimately learn to think like engineers.
Contact: Meg Bentley, Engineering Innovation, JHU, 3400 N. Charles Street, Shaffer Hall 103, Baltimore, MD 21218, 410-516-6224
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://engineering-innovation.jhu.edu


University of Maryland, Baltimore County
The Artemis Project
The Artemis Project is a five-week summer program coordinated by four undergraduate women and the Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore Country. This program introduces rising 9th-grade girls to the field of computer science.  During our time together we spend a portion of each day learning different topics in computer science such as computer architecture, cryptology, artificial intelligence and robotics. We will spend time in the computer lab using various programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Alice and Dreamweaver to enhance our knowledge of computer programming and design. The topics taught will range from design and programming based lessons to lessons that are more theoretical.
Contacts: Shawn Lupoli- Faculty Advisor ([email protected], 410-455-3954), Student Coordinators- Catherine Rossbach ([email protected]), Neena Paul ([email protected]), Shari Kurland ([email protected]), and Rose Carignan ([email protected])
Website: https://sites.google.com/a/umbc.edu/the-artemis-project-umbc/


University of Maryland-College Park
Exploring Engineering at the University of Maryland

E2@UMD is a one-week residential summer program for high school women (rising juniors and seniors) who are considering engineering as a possible major and career. Students live together in a residential hall on campus and explore the world of engineering through fun, hands-on activities, laboratory tours, informative seminars, team challenges and discussions with faculty, current students and professional women role models.
Contact: Bria McElroy, Assistant Director, Women in Engineering, Rm 1131 Glenn L. Martin Hall, University of Maryland - College Park, College Park, MD 20742 (301-405-3283)
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://wie.umd.edu/k12/e2atumd


University of Maryland-College Park
Stepping Stones To Your Future

Stepping Stones to your future is an annual summer engineering camp for rising 7th and 8th graders, offered by the University of Maryland, College Park. This one-week commuter camp is an excellent opportunity for young men and women who are interested in science and engineering to work with current University of Maryland students on a variety of fun and hands-on engineering activities.
Contact: Vanessa Medley, Women in Engineering, Rm 1131 Glenn L. Martin Hall, University of Maryland - College Park, College Park, MD 20742 (301-405-0315)
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.wie.umd.edu/k12/sstyf


University of Maryland-College Park
iEngineer

iEngineer at the University of Maryland is a summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) camp for rising 4th and 5th grade students. As one of our most popular camps, this one-week commuter camp is an exciting opportunity for girls and boys to learn more about STEM through a variety of fun, hands-on activities!
Contact: Candice Staples, Graduate Assistant, Women in Engineering, Rm 1131 Glenn L. Martin Hall, University of Maryland - College Park, College Park, MD 20742 (301-405-9434)
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://wie.umd.edu/k12/iengineer


University of Maryland-College Park
S.P.I.C.E Camp

S.P.I.C.E. Camp is a four day commuter program for young women who will be entering the 9th and 10th grade next fall and would like to learn more about engineering. Students will be introduced to the world of engineering through projects, tours, and guest speakers. Women from underrepresented populations in Engineering are encouraged to apply. This camp is co-sponsored by the Women in Engineering Program and the Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering at the University of Maryland.
Contact: Bria McElroy, Assistant Director, Women in Engineering, (301-405-3283) or Bruk Berhane, Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering (301-405-8106)
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.wie.umd.edu/precollege/spice.html


University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Future Engineers in Dynamic Systems (FEDS) Academy

The Future Engineers in Dynamic Systems (FEDS) Academy is a unique two-week summer educational program for junior and senior highschool students in the Baltimore region. It focuses on dynamics, vibration, acoustics, and system control in the mechanical engineering discipline. The academy will consist of ten students and take place in the Dynamic Systems and Vibrations Laboratory (DSVL) and surrounding classrooms at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Students will be exposed to the state-of-the-art research and facility in the DSVL and engaged in thought-provoking experiments and lectures led by undergraduate and graduate teaching fellows. They will learn how engineering activities can be used for the betterment of life. This program is supported through a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation.
Contact: Dr. Weidong Zhu, UMBC Department of Mechanical Engineering, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250 (410-455-3394)
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.umbc.edu/engineering/me/feds/FEDSBrochure2009.pdf


Morgan State University
Morgan State University (MSU), along with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), offer an initiative to expose more students to the exciting field of robotics. The program is a four week interactive program to provide theoretical and hands on training in the field of robotics. This residential program provides the opportunity to introduce Robotics and Engineering to raising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students interested in pursuing STEM careers. There is also computer programming, oral and written communication skills, and professional/personal development. The presenters and instructors are comprised of members from Morgan State University Alumni and Corporate/Government agencies.
Contact: Aisha Drew: (443) 885-4490
Email: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.soe.morgan.edu/


National Electronics Museum in Linthicum, MD
YESS

The Young Engineers and Scientists Seminars (YESS) are a series of free lectures and seminars where high school students have the opportunity to apply engineering concepts and methods learned in high school engineering courses to various problem solving activities and competitions.
Web site: http://www.yessnem.org/