The Iribe Initiative for Inclusion and Diversity in Computing is committed to making computing a field that includes participation of individuals across the intersections of gender identification, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and disability status.

Summer Camps

Due to the pandemic, many of our Summer 2020 camps are cancelled. CompSciConnect, AI4ALL, and Cyber Defense will all be held virtually this summer. Accepted Campers please watch out for an email to register for ELMS and complete your CampDocs information.

Applications for camps are currently closed.


Target Camper: Rising 10th, 11th, and 12th Graders
One Session: July 12th - July 31st
Cost: $500

AI4ALL is a three-week long, residential computer programming and artificial intelligence (AI) summer camp. Students will come away from the camp knowing how AI can be used to help people and an idea of what kinds of careers there are in AI. The camp will be offered to rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. Students will be exposed to personal growth, education, and hands-on experiences presented by faculty, guest lecturers,  and students at the University of Maryland. 

Throughout the program, students will experience a blended learning environment with formal instruction, group work with UMD AI faculty and graduate students, as well as field trips, lab visits, and guest speakers. 

Application: https://go.umd.edu/IribeHSCampApp

Application PDF

For more information, visit https://inclusion.cs.umd.edu/outreach/ai4all

Camp Flyer: JPG PDF

Cyber Defense Training Camp (VIRTUAL) 

Target Camper: Rising 11th and 12th Graders
One Session: July 5th - July 11th
Cost: $1000

Cyber Defense Training Camp is an intermediate level (some technical experience is required) one-week residential summer program for both male and female students. Students will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge of cybersecurity and gain practical skills through instruction by an experienced security professional, while living on the UMD campus. Students learn about career options in the field, take at least one field trip and hear from a variety of speakers to learn more about how to prepare to enter this exciting profession.

Application: https://go.umd.edu/IribeHSCampApp

Application PDF

For more information, visit https://inclusion.cs.umd.edu/outreach/cyber

Camp Flyer: JPG PDF

Introduction to Computing 101 (CANCELLED)

Target Camper: Rising 9th-12th Graders
One Session: August 2nd-August 14th 
Cost: $750

Come join us for a 2-week residential camp to learn the basic of Python. Students will spend the weeks with current computer science students to explore the field. Students will have lab visits and field trips. Students with previous computing experience should explore one of our other camps as this is created to be an introduction to computing.

Application: https://go.umd.edu/IribeHSCampApp

Application PDF

For more information, https://inclusion.cs.umd.edu/outreach/intro

Camp Flyer: JPG PDF



CompSciConnect (VIRTUAL)

Target Camper: Rising 6th, 7th and 8th Graders

NEW DATES: July 13- July 24, July 27-August 7th, or  August 10th- August 21st

Cost: $300 (Reduced for virtual camp)

Day Camp: 8:45am-3:30pm (with before and after care options)

CompSciConnect is a three-year summer camp (Yellow, Red and Terp groups) that typically begins with rising 6th graders joining the Yellow group. Each summer, students learn more advanced skills and also meet once a month throughout the school year to maintain those skills. Through the three years, students explore block programming with scratch (Yellow); web programming with HTML, CSS and JavaScript (Red); and Python and Unity 3D programming (Terp), along with cybersecurity/safety, cryptology, number bases, logic and computer use skills. Through the three years, we emphasize how these skills connect to other areas of study and to making the world a better place.

**Note: We typically only accept students into Yellow and Red. We will have 45-50 spots for Yellow campers, and about 10-20 spots for Red.

All rising 6th graders will be considered for Yellow ONLY.

All rising 7th graders will be considered for Yellow or Red ONLY.

All rising 8th graders will be considered for Red.

For more information, visit https://mcwic.cs.umd.edu/outreach/csc

Application: https://go.umd.edu/CompSciConnectApp

Application PDF

Camp Flyer: JPG PDF

JumpStart Computing Elementary Camp (CANCELLED)

Target Camper: 4th and 5th Graders
Session One: June 22nd-June 26th 
Session Two: July 27th-July 31st 
Cost: $150
Day Camp: 9am-3pm (with before and after care options)

Elementary students are invited to an interactive learning experience in computing, robotics, and cybersecurity. Undergraduate students will cover topics such as Python Art, Number Theory, Scratch, Cryptography and Robotics over the course of this one-week camp. This event will provide students with the opportunity to explore computing topics, and learning about additional resources to continue their learning. Students should have a basic level of reading comprehension and math skills.

Application: https://go.umd.edu/JumpStartApp

Application PDF

Camp Flyer: JPG PDF

Make Your Own Wearables (CANCELLED)

Target Camper: Rising 8th-12th Graders 
July 27th - July 31st  Cancelled for Summer 2020
Cost: $200
Day Camp: 8am-5pm 

This one-week camp is designed to introduce students to the world of wearable technology. Here, students will take an inside look at the possibilities of creating wearable technology and the revolution behind such technology. Students will foster their talent and creativity by being introduced to the principles of cloud computing, progressive web application development, electronics and the Internet of Things. This hands-on experience provides students the ability to learn about software, hardware, and applying Arduino programming to create wearable items such as light-up keychains, bracelets, and brooches, as well as time to discover their own passion for creating fashion. Labs will consist of creating a prototype design on a breadboard, and verifying the design works, using our state-of-the-art test and measurement equipment.

Application: https://go.umd.edu/IribeHSCampApp

Application PDF

Camp Flyer: JPG PDF



Scholarship Forms are now open. Apply Here. 

Scholarships are available for all of our camps. They are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Please make sure that you are applying for both a camp and a scholarship to be considered for camp. 

Scholarship Applications close: TBD


Can my son participate in this camp? All students are eligible to apply for camp. Some camps are geared more towards girls, but we accept boys into all of our camps.

How will my student's teacher be contacted to be a reference? We will send out an electronic form to all references on a rolling basis begining Feb 5th. References can also complete a paper form.

Is before and after care offered? Before and after care is offered each weekday for CompSciConnect and JumpStart Elementary Camps starting at 7:45am and ending at 5:15pm. The cost is $50 per week per student. 

When do I pay for camp? Applications for day camps will be reviewed in mid-March.  You will be contacted to confirm your participation and complete payment information by the end of March. Students accepted into residential camps will be asked to pay a deposit with their confirmation form in late March/early April. Full balances will be due 1 month after confirmation.

My student is really excited about XX camp. Is there any exception for grade requirements? We currently have camp opportunities for rising 4th- 12th graders. Our camp grade requirements are for students rising into a particular grade. We are not able to make grade exceptions for any reason. We hope you can find a camp that matches your student's interest.

I am interested in CompSciConnect. Can my student attend week 1 of one session and week 2 of another session? Due to the nature of CompSciConnect and the team environment, your student must be able to attend an entire full session of camp.

Programs - Fall and Spring Semester Outreach Programs

STEM/Robotics K-12 Outreach

Throughout the year, MCWIC Ambassadors take our curriculum on the road to visit local organizations and schools (ex. local Girl Scout troops) with a fun STEM activity. Activities last approximately 2 hours.  STEM options include LEGO Mindstorm Robots, cryptology activities and programming that provide an introduction to computing principles.  If your group is interested in learning more about these options, please complete this form to tell us more about your group and your interest. 

Weekly Elementary & Middle School Outreach

In a weekly after-school program, MCWIC Ambassadors provide weekly after-school programs in the local community to expose more students to computing through hands-on activities and real world problems. Much of the curriculum is adapted from CompSciConnect.  Schools can only be added to our current program between June- August and December- January. If your school is interested in this program, please complete this form.

Ladies Navigate Computer Science- High School Recruitment Event for Women Interested in Computing

This event will not be held again until October 2020.

Are you interested in virtual reality, cyber security, game development, or programming?  Come learn about Computer Science and all of the opportunities for women in computing at the University of Maryland. This event is open to all students who identify as females in high school. Information will be geared towards Juniors and Seniors. 1 Parent/Guardian is welcome to attend, but must register in advance (on the same form) and will attend a different program.

High School Computing Workshops at UMD


Application: https://go.umd.edu/HSWorkshopSpring20

Each semester, MCWIC hosts 1-3 one-day workshops geared toward exposing students to different types of computing early in their careers. Workshops tend to focus on one main topic for the day and are opened to all students from 8th-12th grade. Registration is opened to current 8th-12th graders. 

Note: There is a $20 fee for each student participating. Scholarships are available.
You will be contacted to confirm your participation, receive logistical information, and pay your registration fee.

Past workshops include:

  • Intro to Programming
  • Virtual Reality Programming
  • Find Your Niche: Creating Animations with Alice Programming
  • Find Your Niche: Intro to Python
  • Find Your Niche: Introduction to Interactive Web Development

Application will be posted in January. 

JumpStart Computing Workshop at UMD


Application: https://go.umd.edu/ElemWorkshopMay20

Elementary students are invited to the University of Maryland for an interactive learning experience  in computing, robotics, and cybersecurity! Undergraduate students lead workshops in topics such as Python Art, Robotic Challenge, and Cryptography. This event provides students with the opportunity to explore computing topics, and learn about additional resources to continue their learning. Audience: Current 3rd- 5th Graders.

Date: May 11th, 2019

Date: December 9th, 2019

Girls Who Code - UMD Chapter

By 2020, there will be 1.4 million jobs available in computing related fields. US graduates are on track to fill 29% of those jobs. Women are on track to fill just 3%. Girls Who Code was founded with a single mission: to close the gender gap in technology. Join us on Sundays from 1-3pm at the University of Maryland to have fun, learn computer science, and meet awesome friends! TGWC recruits at the beginning of each semester. To receive more information about the UMD GWC chapter email gwcumd@gmail.com.

Registration: https://forms.gle/MAyuXZLan5qXQa4U9

Registration will close January 25th

Rise-Up 4 CS - Maryland

Project Rise Up 4 CS helps underrepresented (Hispanic, African American, American Indian) women pass the Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science A course and exam. You must be enrolled in an AP CS A (Java) during the 2019-2020 school year to apply.

Program Components:

  • Kick-Off Event to meet and connect with fellow students in the program.
  • Remote one-hour help sessions twice a week (only need access to a computer with an internet connection).
  •  In-person help sessions with free food at the University of Maryland every month
  • One-on-one online sessions taught by UMD CS Students

Program Benefits:

  • Deepen your knowledge of computer science and do well in your AP CS A course
  • Meet other high school students who are passionate about computing
  •  Chance to win a prize if you send your AP score by the end of July

View the full flyer here.

NCWIT Aspirations

In collaboration with National Center for Women In Technology (NCWIT), Maryland-Delaware Affiliate Chapter, the Center recognizes young women in high school who pursue their passion in computing in an award ceremony each Spring. Applications open every year on September 1st. Applications are typically due early November. View past winners and events here.

The Maryland Center for Women in Computing at the University of Maryland is proud to host the eighth annual NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) in 2019-2020. The University of Maryland, College Park, UMBC, and Loyola University Maryland partner together to help recognize the best students for this prestigious award in the Maryland region.

The Award for AiC honors 9th-12th grade students who self-identify as women, genderqueer, or non-binary for their computing-related achievements and interests, and encourages them to pursue their passions. Award recipients are selected based on their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing, as demonstrated by their computing experience, computing-related activities, leadership experience, tenacity in the face of barriers to access, and plans for post-secondary education. Since 2007, nearly 14,000 students have received an Award for AiC. Students can apply regardless of their technology experience at www.aspirations.org! For more information visit: https://www.aspirations.org/recognitions/AiCAward 

Share the Flyer Here
View the Sharing Packet Here

Cyber Girls Ambassadors

In partnership with WIT (the local professional Women in Technology), UMD Computer Science students go into the high schools to coach high school students to participate in the CyberPatriot competition through after school programs in local schools. This program is managed by the ACES Honors Program.

CompSciConnect Curriculum in a Box

Computer Science Connect “Curriculum-In-A-Box” is a series of hands-on curriculum modules, video lectures and other resources that will be available for free, online. The Curriculum-In-A-Box enables educators, parents, and universities interested in creating outreach programs to do so easily, with pre-packaged, pre-tested curriculum. This project is supported by the Association of Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education Special Projects Grant.


Girl Scout STEM Outreach