Category Archives: OnCampus

Embedded Systems and Internet of Things. Guest Post: Glenn Kasten-Sportes from UMCP at USG

“What are Embedded Systems?” “What is the Internet of Things?” “What is the program curriculum like?” “What are the career aspects for someone pursuing this bachelor’s program?”  As a coordinator for a new bachelor’s degree program in this field, especially … Continue reading

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Why Information Science? Guest Post: Tetyana Bezbabna from UMCP at USG

What is information science? Why it is important? What are the typical career paths for information science majors? As the Assistant Director for the University of Maryland, College Park’s undergraduate Information Science program offered at the Shady Grove campus, I … Continue reading

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Statement by USG Executive Director on Anti-Asian Hate Speech and Crimes

I know I speak for everyone within the Universities at Shady Grove community when I say the increase we have been seeing nationally in hate speech and violence directed toward Asian Americans is both concerning and deplorable. Anti-Asian hate and … Continue reading

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Making the Most of Virtual Connections. Guest Post: Michael Schlitzer, UMBC Data Science Graduate Student

Do you remember your first day of school ever?  Do you remember the excitement that you felt?  The smiles?  The nerves?  Can you remember what it was like to have your parent walk you to your first-grade class and then … Continue reading

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My Journey to USG. Guest Post: Michael Schlitzer, UMBC Data Science Graduate Student 

Every state in the union has a motto, a statement of purpose.  Some of them are excellent, while others are a bit unusual.  Virginia’s motto, emblazoned on its flag is Sic Semper Tyrranis, or “Thus Always to Tyrants”.  New Mexico’s … Continue reading

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Trailblazers Student Organization’s Upcoming Events. Guest post by Larisa Ketcha, UMD Biological Sciences student at USG

My name is Larisa Ketcha and I major in Biological Sciences with University of Maryland, College Park at the Universities at Shady Grove. I am a first generation Cameroonian and the first in my family to go to college. I … Continue reading

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What Leadership Means to Me. Guest Post: Mariam Yaldram, UMBC History Student

I have learned a lot about leadership, and the process of becoming a leader. I have been a part-time UMBC disability student at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) since Spring 2017. I am a History major with a minor in Public history. I am passionate … Continue reading

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USG Emergency Assistance Fund: A Lifeline for Students During Pandemic

As the Universities at Shady Grove enters its 20th academic year, it has never been more clear that we are more than a campus. We are a community. So as students were hit by the economic effects of the COVID-19 … Continue reading

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Are You Career Ready? Guest post: Julia Rader, CISC Director

It has long been understood that “soft skills” can provide a competitive edge – an edge which distinguishes a “good” employee from a “great” one.  In today’s COVID challenged world, those words ring truer than ever before, especially when considering … Continue reading

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