Thursday, March 14, 2019

Want to discuss the social phenomenon of Subtle Asian Traits/Dating? - March 28

Want to discuss the social phenomenon of Subtle Asian Traits/Dating? Want to know what it'd be like to make a SAD dating profile? Come out to the SAT/SAD panel and workshop March 28th from 5:00-6:30 PM in the Charles Carroll in STAMP! Food will be provided!

Support Gemstone Team METR (Musicians’ Experiential Trauma Research)

Team METR (Musicians’ Experiential Trauma Research) has been conducting research over the past year that investigates occupational health disorders in musicians called playing-related musculoskeletal disorders (PRMDs). These painful disorders are estimated to affect up to 78.5% of guitar players and can cause disabling pain as well as loss of income for musicians. Our research will utilize innovative technology, developed by the University of Maryland and Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, to assess the biomechanical variables associated with PRMDs. Our research will be used to uncover practical methods of prevention and treatment of PRMDs to ensure that musicians around the world have pain-free experiences while playing their instruments! But before we can do this, we need your help to fund our project! Our study requires musicians to participate and demands lab equipment to measure and analyze playing behavior. We are hoping that your donations will provide us with the funding we need to complete our project! Thank you so much for your time and for your support of Team METR and musicians everywhere! To donate, click the link below! To learn more about our team’s goal, click on the link below! To keep up with Team METR follow us on facebook and instagram and check out our team’s website: Website: IG: @teammetrumd FB:

NSA/NASA summit for Neurodiverse students/students with disabilities - March 29 (RSVP by March 19)

RSVP as soon as possible!  Deadline March 19th.
NSA and NASA are among the most disability inclusive employers in the federal government. They are reserving space for UMD students who are neurodiverse or who identify as people with disabilities.
Please be in touch with me if you want to participate.  Please don't hesitate because of your resume or 'blurb.'  We can help you and NSA/NASA want you to attend.  Security clearances discussed!  This event is for all years-in-college and is focused on answering your questions.
Save – the – Date
National Security Agency’s
Breaking the Glass Ceiling of Technology Summit

Friday, March 29, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

NSA talks diversity in a one-day Summit being held just blocks from the U.S. Capitol, in Washington D.C. This invitation-only event is for promising students to hear first-hand about NSA’s mission for diversity and to connect with NSA Subject Matter Experts about exciting opportunities within the Agency. On-site interviews will be scheduled in advance and upon a successful interview, you may walk away with a Conditional Job Offer from NSA! All majors are welcome to apply – focus is on STEM, Business, Data Analysis, and Foreign Language Analysis.

Event Highlights:
·         Networking
·         Panel Discussion
·         Keynote Speaker
·         Lunch with NSA Recruiters & Employees
·         Pre-Scheduled On-site Interviews

Space is limited.
Please RSVP by e-mailing by Friday, March 15, 2019 with:
1.     A copy of your updated resume
2.     A short blurb explaining your interest in attending this event

**U.S. Citizenship is required.
If you are selected to attend the Summit, NSA will contact you directly with event details; If you are selected for an on-site interview, NSA will contact you directly with a personal invitation for your interview.

International Business Distinguished Speaker Series w. MD Secretary of Commerce Kelly Schulz - March 27

The Center for Global Business would like to invite you to our final spring installment of the Distinguished Speaker Series in International Business featuring the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Commerce, Kelly Schulz. The event will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in Van Munching Hall’s Frank Auditorium. Secretary Schulz will be joined by CGB’s Executive Director, Rebecca Bellinger, who will lead the discussion about Schulz’s career path, the goals of Commerce in the context of global trade, international investment and industry innovation in Maryland, and opportunities for women in international business. There will be an opportunity for Q&A with the audience following the discussion. 

This event is one of the many activities at the Smith school celebrating Women’s History Month in March. 

To register, click on the link below:

Symbiont Health: The Advancement of Geriatric Care in the Technology Age Thursday March 28th, 7-8 PM

Wednesday, March 13, 2019


Have you been involved in research as an undergraduate, either as an individual or as part of a team, at Maryland or beyond? Would you like the opportunity to present your work in poster-format at Maryland¹s largest, most visible and diversified showcase for undergraduate research accomplishments?

Then present your research at Undergraduate Research Day on Wednesday, April 17, 2019! 

Priority deadline to submit your proposal: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 

Submitting a poster proposal is free and easy - just use the online registration system on the MCUR website at -  the deadline to submit your proposal is Tuesday, April 9 but we strongly encourage you to submit early. We look forward to learning about your work!

Undergraduate Research Day 2019 takes place in the Grand Ballroom of the Stamp Student Union from 1 to 4 pm on April 17 with poster set-up beginning at 11:30 am. You can be present part or all of the time. All majors and fields of research ­ including creative and performing arts ­ are welcome!

If you have questions, please contact us at

Francis DuVinage, Ph.D.
Director, National Scholarships Office and Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research
2403 Marie Mount Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Phone: (301) 314-9458

5K for Freedom: A Run For Humanity Fundraiser - April 5

SES will be co-hosting the 5K for Freedom: A Run For Humanity Fundraiser (the biggest event of our spring semester) with Oxfam UMD on April 5 at 5:30pm ! Whether you participate as a runner or volunteer to help manage it, the 5K will be a great opportunity to join other students passionate for learning about human trafficking and the refugee crisis and how we can create a positive impact on this issue both on campus and in the broader community.
Advance registration is $15. The first 50 students to check-in will receive an awesome t-shirt and the money raised will go to the SAFE Center. This event is always memorable for the participants and runners. Even if you aren't able to attend the event, you can still donate. This means you can invite your friends and family away from UMD to donate.  

Please help us by 1) registering and running/volunteering at  and 2) recruiting runners and marketing on social media and within your social networks!  If you have any questions feel free to email

If you find yourself with extra time this spring break and are missing SES, you can find seven fantastic documentaries to watch on various aspects of human trafficking across the world here: