In Hour of Code, UMBC students give Baltimore youth hands-on intro to computing careers

“I had some students tell me that coding was much more fun than they thought it’d be,” said Gabrielle Salib ’17, interdisciplinary studies. “That was precisely the purpose of our event: to show the UMBC community that they, too, can code!” Continue reading In Hour of Code, UMBC students give Baltimore youth hands-on intro to computing careers

UMBC prepares next generation of leading K-12 educators with commitment to community

“As the Baltimore County Teacher of the Year, Carter is noted for his enthusiasm, his authenticity, and his work to be a champion for students inside and outside of the classroom,” writes Education Post, in a new story highlighting Corey Carter ’08, biological sciences, ’10 M.A.T. Continue reading UMBC prepares next generation of leading K-12 educators with commitment to community

Congressman Elijah Cummings discusses UMBC’s research leadership and commitment to Baltimore during campus visit

Faculty speak about UMBC’s well-rounded research portfolio and focus in on research strengths in physics, geosciences, space science, and bioengineering; students share career goals and experiences working with local communities. Continue reading Congressman Elijah Cummings discusses UMBC’s research leadership and commitment to Baltimore during campus visit

UMBC-NG-BCPS partnership

UMBC partners with Baltimore City Public Schools and Northrop Grumman Foundation on $1.6M initiative to support Baltimore students, teachers, and communities

This partnership, announced on January 7, 2016 at Lakeland Elementary/Middle School in Southwest Baltimore, marks a significant milestone in UMBC’s ongoing work to support Baltimore’s K-12 students, teachers, and their communities. Continue reading UMBC partners with Baltimore City Public Schools and Northrop Grumman Foundation on $1.6M initiative to support Baltimore students, teachers, and communities

Ramon Goings writes about diversifying Maryland’s STEM teacher workforce

In response to a question posted on Education Week‘s website about universities’ responses to the call to increase diversity of the teaching force, Ramon Goings, program coordinator for the Sherman STEM Teacher Scholars Program, wrote about the mission of the Sherman Scholars program and its efforts to address to the shortage of highly qualified STEM teachers serving in high-needs schools. “The Sherman Program provides professional development for both UMBC students and alumni who are currently teaching in school districts across Maryland and other states. In particular, our professional development is focused on developing culturally competent students. Through our partnership with Lakeland Elementary/Middle School, … Continue reading Ramon Goings writes about diversifying Maryland’s STEM teacher workforce

Ramon Goings, Sherman Scholars, Calls for Increased Representation of African-American Male Doctors

A recent report from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) found that African-American males had the lowest application rate for medical school. Ramon Goings, program coordinator for the Sherman STEM Teacher Scholars Program, responded to this report by issuing a call to action to increase the representation of African-American males in the medical profession. In a column for The Edvocate, Goings points to barriers in the education pipeline and advocates for improving STEM education and supporting historically Black colleges and universities as they train African-American doctors. “We must work collaboratively to increase the amount of African American males not … Continue reading Ramon Goings, Sherman Scholars, Calls for Increased Representation of African-American Male Doctors

Ramon Goings, Sherman STEM Teacher Scholars, Named Managing Editor of JAAME

Ramon Goings, program coordinator for the Sherman STEM Teacher Scholars Program, has been named managing editor for the Journal of African American Males in Education (JAAME). JAAME is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to advancing scholarship and practice on African American males in education. Goings has previously written for JAAME, publishing an article about the successes and challenges of black male educators in the journal earlier this year. Continue reading Ramon Goings, Sherman STEM Teacher Scholars, Named Managing Editor of JAAME

Ramon Goings, Sherman Scholars Program, Named “Narrative Changer” by Living Education eMagazine

Ramon Goings, Sherman STEM Teacher Scholars Program, has been recognized by Living Education eMagazine for his work to change the conversation about how people talk about and work with Black males, especially in the area of academic achievement. He was named one of 10 “Narrative Changers” for his work. Click here to read more. Continue reading Ramon Goings, Sherman Scholars Program, Named “Narrative Changer” by Living Education eMagazine

Freeman Hrabowski, Mike Summers Offer Ideas for Improving Science Education

“If you could make one change to improve science education in the United States, what would it be?” asked the New York Times in a special feature published Monday, September 2. Nineteen people answered the question, and among them were President Freeman Hrabowski and Mike Summers, HHMI Investigator and professor of chemistry and biochemistry. “We need to create opportunities to excite students about how math and science connect to real life,” said Hrabowski, adding that he would like to see more programs offering teachers the chance to apply their skills outside of the classroom. “A teacher who has worked summers … Continue reading Freeman Hrabowski, Mike Summers Offer Ideas for Improving Science Education