Friday, November 30, 2018

UM School of Medicine Summer Research Program - Info Session Dec. 6

University of Maryland Scholars Summer Research Program (UM Scholars)
A summer at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Information Session for Summer 2019
Thursday, December 6, 4:30-6:30pm
Biology-Psychology Building Room 1250 GP Lecture Room

Exciting summer research opportunity at the University of Maryland School of Medicine for sophomores and juniors in science, technology, engineering and mathematics study fields.  Program includes 10 weeks of biomedical research mentored by faculty at the School of Medicine and enrichment experiences throughout the summer.  Stipends included.  The program is an excellent opportunity for those interested in research and interested in pursing MD, PhD, or MD-PhD degrees.

Please see attached announcement flyer for details.  Please RSVP by December 5 if interested.

Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad - Up to $5,000

Are you a US CITIZEN receiving a PELL GRANT (a federal need-based educational grant)? 

Are you thinking about STUDY ABROAD in Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Academic Year 2019-20?  

SCHOLARSHIP, which provides up to $5,000 for study abroad students with financial need who receive Pell Grants. In the last two years 54 University of Maryland students have won Gilman Scholarships!

To learn more, complete a short questionnaire here or write to us at - we'll give you access to our ELMS resource site for Gilman applicants, which includes samples of successful application essays and advice about preparing a strong application.

We also hold a series of info sessions--please RSVP to gilman@umd.eduto indicate which one you would like to attend:

Thursday, Dec. 6, 10:00 - 10:30 am, 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, Dec. 6, 12:00 - 12:30 pm, 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, Dec. 7, 10:00 - 10:30 am, 2403A Marie Mount Hall
Friday, Dec. 7, 4:00 - 4:30 pm, 2403A Marie Mount Hall
Monday, Dec. 10, 12:00 - 12:30 pm, 2403A Marie Mount Hall

Learning about the Gilman Scholarship early will help you submit a strong application by the March 5, 2019 deadline!

Eligibility Requirements: US Citizens - Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors - All Majors - Must be studying abroad for at least 3 weeks - Must be receiving a Pell Grant.

Application Deadline: March 5, 2019

UMD National Scholarships Office
2403 Marie Mount Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Student Position Available (winter break) - Garden Research Assistant

Stamp recently received some grant funding to transcribe the entries made in the Chapel journals.  More information on the Garden and the journals can be found online.  We're looking for multiple students who can work approximately 20 hours over winter break to digitize these entries for future projects. Pay will be $12/hour.  Applications can be found online at and are due December 5. If students have questions, they can contact either Sophie Tullier ( or Denise McHugh, Manager of the Memorial Chapel (

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Survey on High School Sex Education

Calling all University of Maryland undergraduate students ages 18-23 who graduated from High School in the United States.
We hope you will consider taking this survey on High School Sex Education: The impact on current Sex Attitudes and Rape Myth Acceptance.
It is important that we capture as many students’ experiences and beliefs as possible to develop the most accurate profile of the University. The survey should take 20 minutes to complete. The survey is for research purposes only. The survey will close on December 14.
Upon completion of this survey you will have the option to enter to win one of four $15 Amazon Gift Cards.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Jordan Babin
University of Maryland

Spring 2019 Recruitment--Social & Moral Development Lab

The Social and Moral Development Lab within the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology  in the College of Education is currently recruiting talented, motivated undergraduate students to work as Research Assistants in the lab for the Spring 2019 semester. The lab is supervised by Dr. Melanie Killen.

Students are able to receive EDHD 498 or PSYC 479 credit as Research Assistants in the Social and Moral Development Lab. Working in the Social and Moral Development Lab provides students with excellent experience in preparation for graduate school, as well as gives students the opportunity to engage in the research process in an active lab environment. 
The Social and Moral Development Lab is recruiting Research Assistants to work on several exciting projects that involve research with children and adolescents. One of our new projects involves testing the efficacy of a web-based computer tool to enhance friendships across boundaries in children ages 8 to 11 years in public schools.  We are eager to recruit Research Assistants from a range of racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. Research Assistants in our lab learn about the process of research, read the literature in developmental psychology, meet with a research group once a week (with the supervising professor), and learn how to collect data from interviews, surveys, and online responses. Our projects involve children’s conceptions of fairness and merit, as well as examine topics of ethnic and racial identity development, gender, social exclusion, peer and intergroup relations, prejudice, stereotyping, and moral judgment.
Go to the lab website under “lab announcements” on the home page and download the 1-page application.

Email with the following 3 items attached:
1.     Your completed 1-page application
2.     Your unofficial transcript
3.     Your current résumé or CV