Category Archives: Community

Discovering my passions and finding my home. Guest Post: Millicent Sasu, UMD alum and current graduate student from UMB at USG

The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) is a second home to me, and if I were to explain all the positive experiences the campus provided me, this blog post would go on forever. So, I will limit the list of … Continue reading

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Advancing Teacher Leadership by Uniting STEM Communities

By: Amy Green, Ph.D., Program Coordinator, M.Ed. STEM Teacher Leadership, UMD at USG; Jonathan Rivera, Elementary STEM Specialist, MCPS; Laurel Czajkowski, 4th Grade Teacher, MCPS; and Gianna Gianna Morales, 4th Grade Teacher, MCPS and Student in UMD’s M.Ed. STEM Teacher … Continue reading

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Choose Your Own Path. Guest Post: Jennifer Fletcher, UMD Alum & Pathway and Operations Specialist at USG

By Jennifer Fletcher For many of us, our futures are already being planned before we’re even born. While we’re learning our A, B, Cs, the conversations have already started: I want my child to be a doctor; a lawyer; an … Continue reading

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Spring Semester Welcome from USG Executive Director Anne Khademian

Happy Spring Semester, everyone! I know it seems unimaginable that nearly two years into this pandemic, we are still unfortunately having to plan our lives around the COVID-19 virus. And now, as we continue to deal with the Omicron variant, … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays from all of us at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG)!

Although this year has been challenging, we are sincerely thankful to all the staff, partner university faculty, our many friends in the community, our generous donors and of course, the students at USG. Happy Holidays, everyone! We look forward to a great … Continue reading

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First Year Reflections: The Launch of UMBC’s Computer Science Program During the Pandemic. Guest Post: Sam Angell from UMBC

Blog post by: Sam Angell At first it seemed like a straightforward plan. UMBC at the Universities at Shady Grove was going to be introducing Computer Science as a sixth undergraduate program for the 2020-21 academic year. It was coming … Continue reading

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Buy Awesome Greeting Cards to Benefit the USG General Scholarship Fund! Guest Post: Shelby Speer from CSEF

Isn’t it great to discover life’s little win-wins? My name is Shelby Speer, and I am the Graduate Student Services Coordinator in the Center for Student Engagement and Financial Resources (CSEF) at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG). I am … Continue reading

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UMBC’s TLST Bioinformatics Track Goes Live. Guest Post: Dr. Robinson from UMBC at USG

By: Dr. Jeffrey Robinson There is a high demand in industry for workers with formal training in bioinformatics and bioinformatics-related roles in the biotechnology and healthcare industries.  The demand comes from both ends of the Translational Science spectrum – from … Continue reading

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“Wait, why are all those schools listed here?” Guest Post Michael Schlitzer, UMBC Data Science Graduate Student

Now, I’ve already stated in this blog that, until I enrolled in classes at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) two years ago, I did not know exactly what USG was.  But, after two years of taking remote classes at … Continue reading

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Data Scientists Break Down the AI Universe. Guest Post: Alyssa (Wolice) Tomlinson from UMCP

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning will undoubtedly shape the course of technology across fields, ranging from health care to self-driving cars, to financial investing. Data scientists and statisticians remain the oft-unsung heroes of the AI boom as they play … Continue reading

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