ECEP Community Initiatives

Members of the UMBC and COEIT community are well-prepared to make meaningful changes in the world. Through meaningful education and social engagement, our team is focused on goal-oriented, collaborative, and competitive achievement.

Undergraduate and graduate students benefit from faculty members who are recognized for excellence in teaching and scholarly research. They prepare engineers and computing students to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities to become leaders and innovators across many disciplines to shape the future.

Ingenuity Project

The Ingenuity Project is a comprehensive, advanced math and science instructional program for Baltimore City students in middle school and high school (grades 6-12). In addition to the classroom curricula, student in the program participate in a three-year research practicum that pairs 10th-12th grade students with mentors at local colleges, universities, and other research institutions to participate in research projects.

Learn more about the Ingenuity Project.

Maryland Center for Computing Education

The Maryland Center for Computing Education (MCCE) is designed to expand access to high-quality Pre-Kindergarten-12 (P-12) computing education by strengthening educator skills and increasing the number of computer science teachers in elementary and secondary education. It also serves as a focal point for broader collaborative initiatives to increase the availability and quality of P-12 computing education across the state, including stakeholder meetings and partnerships; teacher certification efforts; standards and curriculum development; innovative pedagogical research and practices; training and awareness for administrators, students, and parents; and coordinating with related national efforts.

Learn more about the Maryland Center for Computing Education.

Project Lead the Way

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is a national not-for-profit organization that develops science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curricula for use by elementary, middle, and high schools. UMBC has created both pre-service and in-service programs designed to prepare teachers to deliver pre-engineering curriculum in the middle and high school classroom. UMBC also provides opportunities for high school students to receive college credit for completing the PLTW pre-engineering pathway in high school.

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