Category Archives: Top Stories

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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Classroom Conversations: Solving “Essential” Public Health Problems at USG. Guest Post: Adam Binkley from MCAS

A pizza eating pizza. I realize this mental image isn’t exactly what comes to mind when you think of a capstone writing class focused on rigorous academic research and engaging in scholarly conversations. Still, this was the scene the Thursday … Continue reading

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Classroom Conversations: Your Academic Experience at USG. Guest Post: Adam Binkley from MCAS

Growing up, I experienced some unique ideas of what a classroom might be. My mom was an elementary school teacher for the public schools in our not so well-off county. Technology in the classroom was a bulky blue and white … 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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UMD minors are coming to USG! Guest Post: Dr. Wendy Stickle from UMD at USG

By: Dr. Wendy Stickle The University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCJS) and the UMD Information Science Program are excited to be offering three new minors at USG this Fall! You may be asking, … Continue reading

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“This is Fine.” Guest Post Michael Schlitzer, UMBC Data Science Graduate Student

I don’t know if you’re like me or not, but I’m a bit of an introvert, so the isolation that has been required by this pandemic hasn’t been too terrible for me.  I am very fortunate that I still have … Continue reading

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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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