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Engineering Student Projects and Activities Fund
The Engineering Student Projects and Activities Fund provides support for students involved with large and small design projects, some including national and international competitions such as the Solar Decathlon and the Human-Powered Helicopter Competition in addition to service-oriented projects such as Engineers Without Borders.
Thank you for supporting the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department within the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering. We invite you to attribute your gift to the area of your choice:
- The Electrical and Computer Engineering Chairman's Fund supports student and faculty educational and research departmental needs. The Chairman Fund fulfills the area of greatest need.
- Students in ECE’s Masters of Engineering and Ph.D. programs are eligible for fellowships. Fellowships allow students to take a hands-on approach to their studies by working on applied research. Students awarded with fellowships work with faculty members throughout their program in a particular subject area. Students often help with complex research problems, and teach classes and labs.
- The ECE department is fortunate to be able to offer some our talented undergraduate students scholarships to help offset the cost of their education. Providing scholarships allows the department to be competitive in recruiting the best and the brightest students. Scholarships also provide the opportunity for low-income students to afford their college education. Most scholarships are created from generous gifts donated by alumni, friends and companies.
Undergraduate Teaching Fellowships
- Students awarded a UTF are selected to work with a professor teaching a lower level course. The UTFs will have done exceptionally well in the course for which they are assigned and have a minimum of a 3.3 GPA. UTFs will spend approximately 12 hours per week helping grade assignments/tests, working with students in the lab, and helping present content. Students will attend training at the beginning of the semester. About 35 students are selected through an application process to be a UTF each semester.
Students awarded a URF are chosen to work with a faculty member on a specific, cutting edge research project throughout the semester. This allows students to become experts in a specific subject matter. The students selected are in the last year of their program and have a minimum GPA of 3.3. URFs will spend approximately 12 hours per week working on their research experience. At the end of the year the department hosts a symposium for the URFs to showcase their research. About 10 URFs are chosen to participate in the program each year.