Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Apply now to the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management!

The Minor in International Development and Conflict Management (MIDCM) is currently accepting applications. MIDCM is a 16-credit undergraduate program open to students of all majors who are interested in the theory, practice and professions related to development and conflict – and their intersections – around the world. Apply now to begin the program in fall 2017!

To apply, go to and complete the online form.
Applications are due by 11:59 pm Monday, February 20, 2017.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at

2017 Maryland Summer Scholars Program

The Maryland Summer Scholars Program (MSS) provides an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students to spend the summer working closely with faculty mentors on ambitious research or artistic projects. Maryland Summer Scholars research may take place in College Park or anywhere in the US or abroad as required by the nature of the project.  

For the summer of 2017, the program will provide awards of $3,000 to approximately 25 outstanding, competitively selected applicants. [Please note: if your proposed research requires extended travel outside of the College Park area, you may apply for a supplementary travel award of up to $1,000.]

Students who carry out Maryland Summer Scholars proje
cts gain a competitive edge when applying for graduate study, fellowships, employment and other competitive opportunities. Many Summer Scholars turn their research into an independent study or honors thesis during their junior or senior year.

Who can apply: You are eligible to apply if you will have completed at least two full semesters (and 30 credits) by the end of Spring semester 2017, if you have a GPA of at least 3.4 at the time of application, and if you will be enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park, in Fall 2017. All academic majors are eligible.

Application Deadline: The deadline to apply for summer 2017 awards will be midnight on Tuesday, February 8, 2017. It is important that candidates begin developing their proposals as soon as possible. Contact us at with any questions.
Detailed information about the MSS program, and instructions on completing applications can be found on the MCUR website at:

The Maryland Summer Scholars Progr
am has been sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Studies, the UMD Division of Research, UMD Schools and Colleges, and the Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research.

Humanity in Action Fellowship - Civil Rights and Discrimination Studies

 Humanity in Action is accepting applications for our 2017 Fellowship programs!
The deadline to apply to these programs is January 4, 2017 at 11:59pm PST.

Learn more:



Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Fulbright Summer Institutes for US Undergraduates

Applications for Fulbright Summer Institutes to the UK are now open.  

Deadlines are 23 or 26 February 2017. Please look at individual Institute pages below for detailed program information and deadlines.    

Please Note: The application will have a new online format for 2017 applications. 

ELIGIBILITY: The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers special Summer Institutes for US citizens to come to the UK.  These summer programs provide the opportunity for US undergraduates (aged over 18), with at least two years of undergraduate study left to complete, to come to the UK on a three or four week academic and cultural summer program.

Participants in these programs will get the opportunity to experience an exciting academic program at a highly regarded UK University, explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK and develop their academic ability by improving presentation, research and communication skills.

If you have any questions about the program, please read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

The US-UK Fulbright Commission gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Michael W Louis Charitable Trust and the individual universities in making these summer institutes possible.

Summer Institutes available for US students:

The Summer Institutes will cover the majority of participant costs.  This includes round-trip airfare from the US to the UK, tuition and fees at the host university/institution, accommodation and meals and in some cases a small daily allowance. Please read the Terms and Conditions for this award before making an application.

survey for immersive media design major amongst undergrads - chance to win $20 Amazon gift card

The University of Maryland is exploring the possibility of creating a new major on immersive media design that would combine studio art, digital storytelling, design, and computing, using virtual reality (VR) / augmented reality (AR) technology. 

During its first phase, the major will include elements of game design, augmented and virtual reality, physical computing, and digital fabrication. The curricula would also provide a foundation for an artistic practice that would incorporate AR/VR technology. This new major would prepare students for a variety of AR-VR focused careers including jobs in the entertainment and computer games industry, education, healthcare, defense, and consumer outreach.

We invite you to participate in our survey to help us gauge student interest in such a major. The survey has only 5 questions and will take about 3 minutes for you to complete.
Once you complete it, you can register to win one of 15 $20 gift cards. 
We will be giving away $20 Amazon gift cards to randomly selected survey submissions based on a sliding scale of time. We will pick 8 winners from those who submit the survey by noon on Tuesday, Dec 13; 4 winners from those who submit the survey bynoon on Wednesday, Dec. 14; 2 winners from those who submit the survey by noon on Thursday, Dec 15; and 1 winner from those who submit the survey by noon on Friday, Dec 16.
The sooner you complete the survey, the more drawings you will be entered in to win.
The survey closes midnight, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016.
No student may win more than one drawing.
Winners will be emailed directly to coordinate collection of their prize.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Voters Behind Bars & Beyond

Join the Food Recovery Network Leadership Team

The Food Recovery Network Leadership Team is looking for a few new members. We're hoping to expand next semester and in need of 4-8 new dining hall recovery leaders and 3-5 new sports game recovery leaders.

The application can be found at and is due January 3rd, 2017.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Viewing Party/Study Break: Team Ninja Warrior - 12/13

Please join us for a Viewing Party/Study Break to cheer on your fellow engineering Terps as they compete on Team Ninja Warrior: College Madness!
Tuesday, December 13
8 p.m.
Lecture Hall, 1110 Kim Engineering Building

Your Terp ninja warriors are:
  • Marcos Colon-Pappaterra, mechanical engineering
  • Delaney Jordan, materials science and engineering 
  • Kevin Merrick, computer engineering and mathematics
Light refreshments will be provided.
Please help spread the word! RSVP for the Facebook event here.
Read more in The Baltimore Sun and Inside Science.

Study Abroad in Europe This Summer – In a Palace in the Alps!

The Salzburg Academy was easily one of the most meaningful experiences of my life. Living and studying in a palace, exploring European cities, and hiking the Alps were all incredible opportunities- but the most rewarding part of the trip was truly the people I spent it with. The Academy is unique in that it brings together students and faculty with incredibly diverse backgrounds to discuss global issues. Not many people can say that they have friends from Kenya, Hong Kong, Syria, Mexico, Sweden, and more. I’d encourage anyone who is looking for an eye-opening, inspiring, and just plain fun experience to apply! --Casey Tomckek

Adele’s Circle of Women 2017 Scholarship Application

The Adele’s Circle of Women Scholarship grants annual scholarships to help deserving students who advance the role of women and girls in their academic studies and activities and plan to further this leadership in their personal and professional lives.  The scholarship seeks to aid emerging student leaders and/or recognize accomplished student leaders.  The five scholarships provide a $250 award to a current University of Maryland undergraduate or graduate student.  Established in 2015, the Adele’s Circle of Women Scholarship is generously funded by Terp alumnae. 

Eligibility Requirements for five (5) $250 scholarships:
  • Previous recipients of Adele’s Circle of Women Scholarship are not eligible to apply.
  • Current UMD student (undergraduate or graduate)
    • Emerging Student Leaders:
      • One (1) First Year Student
      • One (1) Second Year Student
    • Accomplished Student Leaders:
      • One (1) Third Year Student
      • One (1) Fourth Year Student
      • One (1) Graduate Student
  • In good academic standing with the University
  • Demonstrates good citizenship and a positive attitude

Interested students can apply at .  Applications are due no later than February 3, 2017 to be considered for a 2017-2018 award.  Awards will be given at Adele’s Circle of Women spring event – HerStory.  All applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the event on Thursday evening, April 13, 2017 in the Stamp Student Union.  For more details visit the Adele's Circle of Women, at .
Any questions or concerns, please contact Terry Zacker, Stamp Scholarship Coordinator, at or via campus mail to 3100 Stamp Student Union.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

GIS center winter skill-set course: GIS and Hadoop Jan. 3-6

Here is a great 4-day course for students who want a quick, hands-on introduction to GIS and Big Data.

GEOG788C GIS & Hadoop For Big Data (1 cr.) will be offered January 3-6, 2017. This is a great opportunity for graduate students (and undergraduates by permission of instructor).

The skill-set course sequence at the UMD Center for Geospatial
Information Science is designed to provide a comprehensive
overview of current state-of-the-art in geospatial information
science (GIS) and computational social science (CSS), through
intensive training over a short time frame. The skill-set courses
provide advanced training in key aspects of GIS and CSS,
alongside hands-on lab-based exercises across a diversity of
devices, software libraries, exercises, and data environments that
emphasize “learning by doing”.

Course description and schedule are available at

Ruibo Han, PhD
Director of Programs, Center for GIS
1111B LeFrak Hall
College Park, MD 20742
Tel: (301) 314-1343

Student Assistant Wanted for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) office within ADS

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) office within the University’s Accessibility and Disability Service (ADS) is looking for a student to work between 10-15 hours a week to assist the DHHS Coordinator starting the 2017 Spring semester or earlier. We are looking for a student who is very organized, takes initiative and has strong problem solving skills. Attention to detail, strong writing skills, and being comfortable with Excel are a must.
While this position is specifically to assist the DHHS Coordinator, at times the student assistant may be asked to help support other functions within ADS such as the front desk, testing office, and alternate text unit. Job duties include but are not limited to:
Drafting emails and assignment details
Data entry in both Google Calendar and Excel databases
Assisting with scheduling
Answering phone calls/taking messages
Monitoring emails

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Cassandra Lytle, DHHS Coordinator by December 21st for best consideration.

Sweets and Studying! Spend your Reading Day with the Honors College!

Honors College Sweets and Study Sesh

Spend your Reading Day with the Honors College! On Tuesday, December 13th from 12-5pm we will be having study sessions and free sweets in Anne Arundel Hall.

12-3pm Honors College Ice Cream Social in the Anne Arundel Lobby

1-4pm BHC and Du Bois Study Hall w/ Hot Chocolate in Anne Arundel 0120

3-5pm SPC Cookie Decorating in the Anne Arundel Basement Lounge

BLACK MATHS Artists Talk - Sat, Dec 10 at 2 pm

We hope you can join us this Saturday, December 10 at 2 pm, in the Stamp Gallery for an Artists Talk with Adam Holofcener and Antonio McAfee on the final day of their exhibition Black Maths.

I'm also including a Facebook link to the Artist Talks, a direct link to the exhibition page.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Winter 2017 Terrorism and Security Studies Courses with START

Dear Students:

Are you looking to gain a marketable skill that many employers in the intelligence community and security field value in applicants? The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism (START) is offering Winter 2017 online courses. 

There will be three one-credit courses, perfect anyone who wants to acquire a tangible skill over their winter break, when you may not otherwise have time during traditional semesters. These courses are: Geospatial Analysis of Terrorism (BSST399F), Criminal Behavioral Profiling (BSST399P), and Social Network Analysis of Terrorism (BSST399N). 

These courses are designed for students with little to no previous knowledge of the subject area, so all are welcome to enroll. Additionally, we offer a three-credit course called The Rise of ISIS (BSST338P)which takes an in-depth approach of analyzing the many complicated facets of ISIS. 
All of the courses are based online, so you can complete them from anywhere. Register through Testudo today if you are interested in security studies or want to gain skills relevant to a career in intelligence!
More information about the courses can be found in the attached flier, at this website, or through Testudo. Any questions can be directed to:


START Education Team