Category Archives: Students

Election is Over, But Issues Remain. Guest Post: Mariam Yaldram, UMBC History Student

The 2020 Presidential Election is nearing its end and its journey has been important. I do not want to get too political and/or controversial, but wanted to share some noteworthy information. In the campaign, both former Vice President Biden and … 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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Interested in Entrepreneurship? Check out things you can do this semester!

The Lab for Entrepreneurship and Transformative Leadership seeks to provide resources and mentorship to students, empower local entrepreneurs, and support emerging startups in the DMV. The Lab has planned [virtual] events ranging from speaker events to hackathons in the Fall … Continue reading

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Virtual Volunteering

Volunteering is often pictured as serving at a soup kitchen, visiting the elderly, or helping to improve a community space. All involving in-person interaction. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread throughout communities, in-person volunteering is rare, and limited if … 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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UMBC’s Ting Huang Takes on a Different Type of Covid Research

It is no secret that the Covid-19 pandemic has been an unprecedented disruption to everyday life. As research continues to find medical solutions, everyone is adjusting to their new normal in a changing landscape. For college students around the nation … Continue reading

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How Technology is Helping People with Traumatic Brain Injuries.

Alexa: Can you help people with traumatic brain injuries? Six years ago, when I started working with smart speakers, I had to go into a long explanation about the “Echo” and who Alexa was. I remember the very first Amazon … Continue reading

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New Computer Science program at UMBC-Shady Grove. Guest post: Kim Casimbon

As the Academic Advisor for the Computer Science program at UMBC-Shady Grove, I am proud to announce that our B.S. in Computer Science with a Cybersecurity track is now being offered at the Universities at Shady Grove location starting Fall … Continue reading

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