You are invited to participate in the 6th Annual Winter Student Leadership Retreat. The retreat is sponsored by the Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering at the University of Maryland (UMCP).
The purpose of the retreat is to provide an opportunity for underrepresented undergraduate who are majoring or who are planning to major in engineering and/or computer science to build their career, professional, and leadership skills; as well as to network with corporations and student leaders from 4-year colleges/universities and 2-year community colleges in the Washington-Baltimore-Annapolis area. The 2011 retreat included students from: George Mason University, George Washington University, Howard University, Johns Hopkins University, Montgomery College, Morgan State University, Prince George’s Community College, UMBC, and UMCP.
The retreat provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to network with students from local colleges and universities who are studying engineering and/or computer science. The retreat will be held January 21-22, 2012 (this is the weekend before classes begin at UMCP, UMBC, Morgan, Johns Hopkins). The retreat will be held at the Sheraton Columbia in Columbia, MD. The retreat is a two-day retreat with one (1) overnight stay. There is no cost to students to participate in the retreat. Students who participate have to commit to participating in all retreat activities over the course of the two days. Transportation is provided, additional information will be forthcoming to students who participate.
The retreat is funded by the CIA, W. L. Gore, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin and Accenture. Representatives from these companies attend the retreat and facilitate most of the workshops. If you are interested in attending the conference in January, Please go to http://www.cmse.umd.edu/events/retreat.html to find more information about the retreat. Registration is now open! The deadline to complete the registration form in December 21, 2011.
For more information, please contact LaWanda Kamalidiin, Associate Director for the Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering, at email@example.com.