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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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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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A Bright Future for USG, With Your Help! Guest Post: Dr. Anne Khademian

Dear Friends: As I recently celebrated one year on the job as executive director of the Universities at Shady Grove, I found myself feeling so thankful and fortunate – fortunate to be able to come to work each day on … 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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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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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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Opinion: Pandemic has underscored how crucial the life science workforce is. Guest Post: Dr. Annica Wayman

By: Dr. Annica Wayman (Original article published on July 17, 2021 in Bethesda Beat) Doctors, nurses, and other health care workers have demonstrated heroic efforts on the front line of the fight against COVID-19. As a result, many students are … 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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