Friday, September 30, 2016


Join a dynamic and growing educational organization in Maryland!

We are looking for highly motivated University of Maryland Honors Program students to teach SAT and/or ACT prep courses to high school students at Maryland high schools.

Flexible schedule - evenings and weekends available.

Training, curriculum and materials are all provided.

Competitive pay with bonus potential.

Now hiring for Fall 2016!

Send resume to:


**Our mission: We feel strongly that all students, regardless of family income, location, school and extra-curricular schedules should have the opportunity to present their strongest college application. For this reason, we founded The Answer as a way to make SAT & ACT prep as accessible as possible to as many students as possible -- and in some small measure work to even the playing field for students taking the SAT & ACT. **

Gemstone Team Bacteria LauchUMD fundraiser

 Gemstone Team BACTERIA is researching the best method to prevent asphaltene aggregation in an environmentally friendly way. Asphaltenes are a component of crude oil nicknamed the "cholesterol of pipelines" and can cause pipeline explosions. This is especially dangerous in the transportation of heavy crude oil. Since heavy crude oil requires more treatment than conventional light crude oil, we are also looking into a more biological treatment method, rather than using large amounts of harsh chemicals and energy. 

We need your help in order to fund our research project. Our team does not have enough money to buy the necessary equipment and materials to perform our experiments. In order to raise money for our project, we have started a crowdfundraiser through LaunchUMD with a goal of $5500. 

We hope you are able to donate to our cause. Any amount helps! This crowdfundraiser is considered a charitable donation which is tax deductible.

INOVA Blood Drive - 10/6

UMD’s American Medical Student Association has partnered with INOVA for a blood drive on Thursday, October 6th from 9am-2pm in Stamp Student Union Atrium (1st floor)! Help save a life AND get a free t-shirt and food for a successful donation! Walk-ins may be limited, so make an appointment to donate today:

Become a HighRiser Host!

Show a prospective UMD student what your school is all about by hosting them overnight in your residence hall through Resident Life's HighRiser program! 

We are looking for responsible, enthusiastic students to show a high school student how great it is to be a Terp!

Not only is this a rewarding experience that looks great on your resume, but we will be giving away free UMD swag at the event for participants! 

To sign up to be a host, go to The training will take place on October 4th in the Cambridge Community Center, and you will come get your student at our event on October 9th in the Cambridge Community Center.

Don't hesitate to email if you have any questions!

You're Invited to UMD's Peace Corps Storytelling Panel! - 10/5

Join us for this annual Peace Corps event to learn about the challenging, rewarding and inspirational moments from a panel of four returned volunteers. Ask questions about service and gain tips to guide you through the application process. 

Wednesday, October 5th, 6-7:30 at Stamp

Don't miss out on this opportunity to hear stories from the field! Sign up hereFor questions about this event, please email the UMD recruiter at

Thursday, September 29, 2016


Francis DuVinage, Director - Leslie Brice, Assistant Director­

The Boren Scholarship is aimed at undergraduates (US citizens) who want to study abroad for one or two semesters (preferably) in 2017-18 in non-traditional regions and countries, and who are interested in learning the languages of those areas. Maryland has ranked # 1 in the nation in Boren Scholarships awarded for the past 5 years!!!

Eligible regions include Africa, South Asia, East and Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe and former Soviet Republics, Latin America, and the Middle East. (Boren Scholarships MAY NOT be used for study in Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand.) Boren Scholarships for 2017-18 may be used for study abroad in Summer 2017, Fall 2017 and/or Spring 2018. 

*The Boren Scholarship is a U.S. Government-funded award that seeks applicants who have a strong interest in future Government service; the award carries a one-year service expectation.*
The UMD deadline to apply for the Boren Scholarship will be January 25, 2017. You can learn more about the BorenScholarship program here:

The NSO has also scheduled a number of information sessions to help you learn more about the BorenScholarship and its application process. Please write to to let us know which session you plan to attend. (If you are unable to attend any of the scheduled sessions send a note to the same address.

Monday, October 3 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Monday, October 3 at 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Tuesday, October 4 at 12 noon – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Wednesday, October 5 at 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, October 5 at 4:30 pm – 2403 Marie Mount Hall

All Maryland applicants for the Boren Scholarship must take part in a required campus review process which is designed to help you strengthen your application. The deadline for Maryland¹s review process is JANUARY 25, 2017.

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
Fax: (301) 314-0085

Terp Carnival - Friday

We encourage you to join us from 4-8pm on Friday, September 30th at the McKeldin Mall for  a gold, black, white, and red themed carnival! We will have inflatables, carnival games, a beer garden (for those 21+), student performances, and fireworks and laser light show over the McKeldin Library to cap the night off.

Mental Health Awareness Week - Oct. 3-7

Next week (October 3-7) is the second annual Mental Health Awareness Week. The Counseling Center is hosting a number of great events. The goal of this week is to increase the visibility of counseling services and reduce stigma around seeking mental health assistance. There will be movie screenings, interactive discussions, tabling events, yoga on the mall, and a brown bag discussion. They are also offering free depression screenings, which is a quick way to get students to meet a therapist, gain some insight, and learn some tools without the full commitment of setting up full-fledged appointments with a counselor (hopefully, some of these conversations would encourage students with high-needs to pursue further services).

Free Internship/Job Finder - Door of Clubs - closes 10/1

Door of Clubs is a new online job and internship finder for students that has just recently opened. Thanks to the Honors College’s partnership with Terp Thon, Terp Thon has been allowed to open their Door of Clubs signup portal to Honors students for the next three days! It is 100% free to sign up and costs nothing to use, and could help land you an internship. Registration takes just 15 seconds and a resume to upload - check it out here!

Security Clearance Workshop

This event will discuss the security clearance process used by the Federal government. Any students possibly interested in pursuing internships or careers in the Federal government will want to attend this event.This may not seem relevant to your career at this point, but trust us, you won't regret attending and having greater visibility into the security clearance process!

Walk for Humanity - October 1

Join us for Walk for Humanity, DC in Rock Creek Park this Saturday. Walk for Humanity is co-sponsored by Humanity First USA, Capital Area Food Bank, and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association. By walking with us, you
will be raising awareness of the hunger that strikes DC and affects many people in the area. We have raised $16,000 for just the DC region and we only need another $4,000 to reach our goal! You can make that happen. At the walk, we will also have a lunch provided and the weather should be great.

Check us out at: walkforhumanity[dot]org

Date: October 1st (this Saturday)
Location: Rock Creek Park
Time: 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

SEE Presents: Homecoming Comedy Show ft. T.J. Miller, with very special guest Damon Wayans Jr.

Silicon Valley's own T.J. Miller is headlining SEE's annual Homecoming Comedy Show with very special guest Damon Wayans Jr.! The Homecoming Comedy Show will take place on Thursday, September 29th,  at the Xfinity Center. Invite your friends and enjoy this fun-filled night of comedy!
Tickets are on sale at and at the ticket office in The Stamp (Adele H. Stamp Student Union). Staff/student floor tickets are $15 and staff/student bowl tickets are $10. General public floor tickets are $40 and general public bowl tickets are $30.

For all Honors College students: The Gordon Prize in Managing Cybersecurity Resources

Apply for the Gordon Prize and win $1000.00! All Honors College students in good standing are eligible to apply for this cybersecurity award.  The award seeks creative and innovative essays that address the topic of “Managing Cybersecurity Resources” from any of a variety of perspectives. Share with the Committee your solutions to the problem(s) associated with managing cybersecurity. The submission deadline is Friday, December 9, 2016 at 4:30 pm. The award will be presented at the spring Honors College Citation Ceremony (Friday, April 21 at 4:30 pm).

 Find more details and Apply Here

For Departmental Honors Students: Honors Research Grant

Due: October 1 
A limited number of grants of up to $500.00 (each) are available to Honors students each semester. Selection is based on academic merit, quality of supporting materials, and financial need.

UMD Students Ending Slavery Mtg

Thank you to everyone who came out to last week's meeting! We're so excited for an enlightening and change-making semester.

In case you haven't already heard, SES was going to have a cookout on the Washington Quad. Much to our dismay, the weather is not going to cooperate with that plan. As an alternative, we'll be hosting a pizza & movie night, same time (Wednesday/tomorrow @ 7:30PM) and same place (JMZ 2122) as last week. 

If you plan on having pizza with us, we'd appreciate it if you could be prepared to bring or Venmo a couple dollars (max) to help contribute to the cost.* 

So come out for some pizza, an interesting documentary, and a riveting discussion! You don't want to miss it.

UMD Eyes on Health Meeting - 9/29

Eyes on Health is dedicated to direct service in community healthcare centers. Our aim is to make an impact on peoples' lives and well-being through regular and active involvement in local free clinics and federally qualified healthcare centers in the D.C. area. We are about providing opportunities for fellow students to have truly meaningful experiences in medically-related settings that will support our members' growth as pre-health students and as people. Come visit us to find out more!

The meeting is this Thursday Sep. 29th from 7-8PM in JMZ 0103. Here is a link to our Orgsync page:

FIA Innovation Spark Grants Kickoff – Register to Attend Oct 10

The past year has seen rising interest in emerging technologies for immersive experience and storytelling – 360-degree video, virtual reality and augmented reality. While these tools can provide new ways of exploring our world, their potential for research, problem solving and real-world application remains largely untapped. How can this challenge become an opportunity? When you compete as part of a team to win a $10,000 Innovation Spark Grant from the Future of Information Alliance.
The year’s competition explores the ways "VR" and "AR" can tackle real-world challenges. For example, can VR help address issues of trust between police officers and citizens? Does 360-degree video hold the potential for new forms of more powerful journalism? Can VR contribute to the teaching of history in ways that may help engage students? Can AR help artists connect with audiences in new ways? The outcomes might be VR or AR projects, new tools, novel concepts or prototypes, or research findings that could lead to practical applications and adoption and have the potential to change lives.

Each winning project will tackle a compelling issue with an energetic team of students, a faculty mentor, and an engaged outside Future of Information Alliance collaborator, such as the Newseum, the National Park Service, the Smithsonian, or Google.
Up to four teams of students and their faculty mentors from the University of Maryland, College Park will be chosen this fall to receive up to $10,000 per team to carry out a project during the spring semester.
Learn More »

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Need to Take the GRE?: Register for a free in-person GRE practice test Oct. 8th!

BSOS Dean's Student Advisory Council is partnering with Kaplan to provide a free, in-person GRE practice test! Learn what to expect and how you'd score on the exam with a
detailed score report. The test is Saturday, October 8th, 10:00 AM-2:00PM in Tydings Hall 0117. Space is limited - register today!

Registration link -

Coldstone Fundraiser for Ballet Company M - 9/29

Do you like ice cream? Do you like supporting student artists? On Thursday (9/29), you can do both! Come to Coldstone on Route 1 from 5-7pm and say you're there for a fundraiser. All funds go towards costumes and rehearsal space for our fall Nutcracker performance!

Student Leadership Development Opportunity!! Register Today for The Maryland Leadership Conference! (Due 9/30)

The Maryland Leadership Conference is the longest running student-facilitated leadership conference in the nation! MLC will take place on October 15-16 in beautiful Adamstown, MD. MLC is a developmental experience designed to enhance your leadership style and efficacy to catalyze change in your communities. With large and small group dialogues, you'll expand on themes like leadership styles, identity expression, and individual, community, and group leadership. We hope to leave you with the tools necessary to contribute to your communities! Register NOW! Registration closes Friday. 9/30!

Introduction to the Department of Defense (DOD) and Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Information Session

This event will feature speeches from two Department of Defense (DOD) officials and a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) who currently works in the Department of Defense's Human Resources office. 

This is a great event for students who want to learn about professional opportunities within DOD and get tips about the fabulously empowering PMF program.
  • Date: Tuesday, 27 September (12:00p.m. - 1:30p.m.)
  • Location: Federal and Global Fellows Office, 2407 Marie Mount Hall
  • RSVP:
  • The session will be an hour, with questions and one-on-one time. Lunch with be served.   
-Sponsor: Federal and Global Fellows
2407 Marie Mount Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland 20742

Seeking Participants for Cognitive Research! (Can be dne online. You might win a gift card!)

Want a chance to win gift cards? Then participate in this short research study!
The Laboratory for Thinking, Reasoning, Creativity and Educational Neuroscience is recruiting people to study how people think and reason with text passages. If you are a UMD student and at least 18 years old, you can take part in this study. The study will take about 30 minutes. As compensation, you will be entered into a lottery to win one of two $50 Amazon Gift Cards, or one of four $20 gift cards to local restaurants.

The study can be completed online on any computer connected to the Internet. If you would like to participate online, please follow this link:
If you are interested in coming into our lab to complete the study, please contact Lydie or Nicole at
Event Location: 4103 Benjamin Building
Contact Email: