The STEM Summer Camp for Future Problem Solvers is held annually at the USMSM SMART Building in St. Mary's County. The FREE camp is for high school students who are interested in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathmatics) fields of study. Students learn engineering and math skills as well as how to collaborate and work together.

Camp participant flies drone while another camp participant and a camp instructor watch the drone

Program Highlights:

  • Computer-aided design (CAD) and 3D printing
  • Mechanical testing with a wind tunnel
  • Building electronic circuits
  • Human-machine interaction through coding (programming in C, Python, MIT App Inventor, ChatGPT)
  • Controlling machines with microcontrollers (electronics, sensors, IoT, robotics)
  • Projects
    • Generating electricity with windmills
    • Autonomous drone
    • Autonomous land rover

If you'd like to learn more about the summer camp, please read our story on the 2023 camp.

Information on the 2024 summer camp is now available. If you would like to receive updates via the MATRIX Lab newsletter, please email Communications Coordinator Lauren Bacon at The camp is a joint effort between USMSM, the UMD MATRIX Lab, the UMD Electrical and Computer Engineering program, and the UMD Mechanical Engineering program.

2024 Information and Application