The pond outside UMBC's A. O. Kuhn Library

Meet the 2013 Artemis Staff
Rose Carignan is majoring in Computer Engineering

Rose Carignan is majoring in Computer Engineering

Catherine Rossbach

Catherine Rossbach is a Math/Physics major with a minor in Computer Science

Shari Kurland is majoring in Computer Science

Shari Kurland is majoring in Computer Science

Neena Paul is majoring in Computer Science

Neena Paul is majoring in Computer Science

Shawn Lupoli is a lecturer in Computer Science

Shawn Lupoli is an lecturer in Computer Science


The Artemis Project is a five-week summer program held at UMBC for rising 9th grade girls interested in computing. Artemis 2013 will be in session from June 24 to July 26. Camp will be held from 9:00am-3:00pm Monday through Friday on the UMBC campus. The Artemis Project program originated at Brown University in 1996 and is being brought to UMBC by Professor Marie desJardins through her contact with Amy Greenwald at Brown..

Creative and motivated girls who are curious about mathematics, science or computing and are entering ninth grade in the fall of 2013 can apply. No prior computer experience is necessary or expected.

UMBC's Artemis Project program will be led and taught by four accomplished undergraduate women from UMBC's Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. Shawn Lupoli, who is a lecturer in UMBC's Computer Science program, is the faculty advisor. The Artemis staff are diverse and have a wealth of knowledge and experience in computer science, computer engineering, mathematics and the sciences.

Participants will spend a part of each day learning about different topics in computer science such as computer architecture, cryptology, artificial intelligence and robotics. Students will spend time in the computer lab developing programs in Alice and Python and using applications like Adobe Photoshop and Dreamweaver.

Over the course of the five weeks the group will go on several field trips, listen to and interact with guest speakers to hear about their jobs or research and participate in fun outdoor activities. The field trips will take place every Friday to places like NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, the Baltimore Science Center and the National Cryptologic Museum. At the end of the program, students will have a day where they can showcase the work they have done for their families and members of the UMBC community.

By the end of the program, students will have had a rigorous introduction to computer science and engineering and applications of technology. They will have learned to think more conceptually and have practical skills that they can carry with them wherever their future leads.

The fee for the camp is $1000, which covers five weeks of lessons, field trips, lunch, and a t-shirt for each student. Financial aid is available. You can find information and application forms on the 2013 UMBC Artemis site.

For more information you can contact one of the people involved i.n this summer's camp. The coordinators are all women who are undergraduate studnets who are studying either computer science or computer engineering.

The faculty advisor for the 2013 Artemis Project camp is: