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Building Excellence through Scholarships in Technology

An Event For High School Girls Interested in Engineering & Technology


Friday, October 16, 2020
3:00pm – 7:30pm (EST)

This conference-style event will feature eight sessions each with the choice of three presentation options.

Our event will use two different virtual meeting platforms: Blackboard Collaborate and Webex. Below are two separate guides for using and navigating each platform.

Webex Blackboard Collaborate

Blackboard Collaborate

If you have questions, please contact Erica D’Eramo at!

Date: Friday, October 16, 2020 from 3pm-7:30pm
Cost: Free
Registration Link: Closed for 2020
Deadline to Register: 11:59pm on October 10, 2020

The Center for Women in Technology (CWIT) is pleased to invite high-achieving high school students to a virtual event who are interested in pursuing technology and engineering majors for a unique glimpse at the life of a Scholar in the CWIT community and what it means to be a woman and/or an underrepresented minority in engineering and computing at UMBC.

This opportunity includes a chance for students to learn about:

  • the four year scholarships through the CWIT and Cyber Scholars Programs,
  • engineering and computing majors from professors and current students,
  • research and internship opportunities and experiences, and
  • how to be a competitive applicant in the Scholar selection process

During this event, parents will also have the opportunity to hear from the Admissions office, Financial Aid, the Honors College, parents of CWIT Scholars, and more.

This virtual conference-style event will feature eight sessions each with the choice of three presentation options. See a more detailed list of presentations below. More details about how the virtual event will happen will be sent out closer to the event.


3:00 – 3:10PM Everyone Arrives
3:10 – 3:30PM Welcome and CWIT Overview
3:30 – 3:55PM Escape Room
4:00 – 4:20PM



Session 1: 

  • Majors in CWIT
  • Student Panel
  • Campus Partners
4:25 – 4:45PM



Session 2: 

  • Faculty Panel
  • Campus Partners
  • On Campus Student Opportunities
4:50 – 5:10PM



Session 3:

  • Faculty Panel
  • Industry
  • Off Campus Opportunities
5:15 – 5:35PM



Session 4: 

  • Research
  • Overcoming Academic Struggles
  • Meet Your Major
5:40 – 6:00PM



Session 5:

  • Meet Your Major
  • On Campus Student Opportunities
  • Industry
6:05 – 6:25PM



Session 6: 

  • Student Panel
  • Research
  • Escape Room Bonus Session
6:30 – 6:50PM



Session 7: 

  • CWIT Application Tips
  • Chat with Current Students
  • Overcoming Academic Struggles
6:55 – 7:15PM



Session 8: 

  • Chat with Current Students
  • Off Campus Opportunities
7:20 – 7:30PM Closing Remarks

If you have questions, please contact Erica D’Eramo, Assistant CWIT Director, at

We hope you will join us for this amazing event and learn more about opportunities in computing and engineering!


BEST of CWIT Event Lead:

Maddy Selby, Mechanical Engineering Major

BEST of CWIT Student Committee: 
Ashley Amundsen Mechanical Engineering
Baile Wolfe Computer Science
Frances Watson Computer Science
Kavya Kavanakudy Computer Science
Kelsey Chesnut Computer Engineering
Liz Emberger Mechanical Engineering
Marian Singletary Computer Engineering
Mei-Lian Vader Mechanical Engineering
Morgan Donohoe Mechanical Engineering
Olivia Bailey Mechanical Engineering
Paisley Code Computer Science
Shaniah Reece Chemical Engineering
Shannon Finch Mechanical Engineering