Building Excellence through Scholarships in Technology

An Event For High School Girls Interested in Engineering & Technology


Date: Friday, October 15, 2021 from 1pm-5:00pm Virtual | Bonus in-person ESCAPE ROOM session 6-7:30pm at UMBC Campus
Cost: Free!
Registration Link: Click here to register for the virtual session and ESCAPE ROOM! 
Deadline to Register: 11:59pm on October 10, 2021

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 multiple 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.

Schedule for 2021

1:00 Welcome and Overview
1:30 Understanding the Majors Panel
2:00 Meet Your Major
2:30 Dance Break
2:45 Jeopardy Game
3:00 Student Experiences Panel
3:30 For Students: Meet Clubs/Orgs | For Parents: How to Help your Student Succeed
4:00 Meet the Alumni Panel
4:30 Scholar Application Tips & Closing Remarks
5:00 Farewells!

Bonus In-Person Escape Room from 6-7:30pm at UMBC campus!!! Space is limited.

Register here!

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

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

BEST of CWIT Event Lead:

Laura McAllister, Computer Science Major

BEST of CWIT Student Committee: 

Precious Sesay

Trisha Joy Francisco

Emma Hunter

Ariana Pray

Chelsea Mikal