University of Maryland
Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
The UMD-MRSEC has formed a six-year partnership with Charles Herbert Flowers High School Project Lead the Way (PLTW) to implement its pre-engineering courses. In addition, MRSEC is a member of the PLTW advisory committee for PGCPS. PLTW is a pre-engineering program that introduces students to the scope, rigor, and discipline of engineering and engineering technology prior to entering college. Major goals of the program are to increase the number of young people who pursue engineering and engineering technology; provide equitable and inclusive opportunities for all academically qualified students without regard to gender or ethnic origin; and contribute to the continuance of America’s national prosperity.
MRSEC provides students with classroom inquiry-based activities, hands-on university-based instruction days, and summer programs. The MRSEC program includes: