University of Maryland, College Park

Message from the 2018 UMCP Director

Welcome to the University of Maryland InnoWorks!

The University of Maryland InnoWorks chapter provides Prince George's County students an opportunity to explore science and technology during a weeklong, hands-on summer camp. The InnoWorks experience instills a passion for science and technology, promotes teamwork, builds problem-solving skills, and increases student confidence in the sciences. The camp is free of charge, allowing students from all backgrounds to share in this experience.

Education in science and technology (STEM education) is vital to our community. The Obama Administration actively promoted the importance of STEM education, stating that the quality of our nation's STEM education will determine "whether we are able to find solutions to challenges in many areas such as energy and health" (1).

Because science and technology are so valuable to our nation, the demand for STEM degrees in the workforce is expected to increase rapidly in the future. If current trends continue however, low income students will be at a disadvantage, as they are almost three times less likely to obtain a degree in a STEM field (2). At InnoWorks, we strive to give all students an opportunity to engage in STEM education, regardless of their financial situation.

We also strive to make STEM education FUN for students. We firmly believe that students should investigate and question how the world works through team activities. Studies show that solving problems as a team more effectively teaches STEM material to students (3). At Innoworks, we use these facts to give students the best education possible.

We hope that you will join us on this adventure!

Sincerely,

Cheers,
Hakan Berk and Seth Cohen
2018 UMCP Innoworks Co-Directors

1. 2010 report by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
2. https://nscresearchcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/HighSchoolBenchmarks2015.pdf
3. http://successfulstemeducation.org/resources/ improving-stem-curriculum-and-instruction-engaging-students-and-raising-standard

Contact Us

UMCP Chapter email: umcp@innoworks.org

2018 Workshop

  • University of Maryland College Park InnoWorks
    August 13 - 17, 2018

2017 Workshop

  • University of Maryland College Park InnoWorks
    August 14 - 18, 2017

2016 Workshop

  • University of Maryland College Park InnoWorks
    August 15 - 19, 2016

2015 Workshop

  • University of Maryland College Park InnoWorks
    August 17 - 21, 2015

2014 Workshop

  • University of Maryland College Park InnoWorks
    August 11 - 15, 2014

2013 Workshop

  • University of Maryland College Park InnoWorks
    August 12 - 16, 2013

2012 Workshop

  • University of Maryland College Park InnoWorks
    August 13 August 17, 2012

2011 Workshop

  • University of Maryland College Park InnoWorks
    August 15 August 19, 2011

2010 Workshop

  • University of Maryland College Park InnoWorks
    August 16 - August 20, 2010

2009 Workshop

  • University of Maryland College Park InnoWorks
    August 10 August 14, 2009

2008 Workshop

  • University of Maryland College Park InnoWorks
    August 11 August 18, 2008

2007 Workshop

  • University of Maryland College Park InnoWorks
    July 23 July 28, 2007

2005 Workshop

  • University of Maryland College Park InnoWorks
    August 15 August 19, 2005

2004 Workshop

  • Duke/Maryland InnoWorks
    August 16 August 20, 2004

 

Officers and Staff

Dr. Nam Sun Wang
University Advisor

William Hwang, MD, PhD
InnoWorks Advisor

Hakan Berk
Co-Director-2018
Hakan Berk is a junior electrical engineering student and Co-Director. In addition more >>

Seth Cohen
Co-Director-2018
Seth Cohen is a junior in biochemistry and Co-Director. He is also the president more >>

Tim Traynor
Co-Deputy Director-2018
My name is Tim Traynor, I'm a junior cell biology and genetics major. I've been with more >>

Shaanit Sen
Co-Deputy Director-2018
Hi, my name is Shaanit Sen and I am a junior studying bioengineering at the University more >>

Aaisha Jamiluddin
Secretary-2018
Aaisha Jamiluddin is a first-year biochemistry major and the secretary of InnoWorks more >>

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