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APL recognized with Handshake talent award

The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, has received a 2022 Handshake Early Talent Award, an honor that recognizes the laboratory for best-in-class talent engagement. Handshake, an online job search platform for college students, connects up-and-coming talent with more than 650,000 employers, from Fortune 500 companies such as Google, Nike and Target, to […]

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Nearly $630k secured for underrepresented student support 

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, and Congressmen Steny Hoyer and Kweisi Mfume (all D-Md.) announced $629,718 in federal funding through the Department of Education’s highly competitive Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement program for the University of Maryland and UMBC. This investment will help low-income, first-generation, and disadvantaged students prepare for doctoral and […]

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NSF: $10M to UMBC to support underrepresented postdocs in STEM

UMBC will expand its work boosting diversity in academia from Maryland to the national level through a new NSF INCLUDES Alliance: Re-Imagining STEM Equity Utilizing Postdoc Pathways. The Alliance, anticipated to launch this fall, is modeled after the AGEP PROMISE Academy, an initiative co-led by UMBC that supports faculty diversification in the biomedical sciences across […]

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HCPSS seeks members for policy advisory committees

The Howard County Public School System has invited residents to participate in developing and revising school system policies as members of Policy Advisory Committees. HCPSS is currently seeking candidates for membership on the following school year 22-23 committees: ● Policy 1060 Bullying, Cyberbullying, Harassment, and Intimidation● Policy 7070 Appointments to Administrative and Supervisory Certificated Positions*● Policy 7080 Transfer […]

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Laurel private school certified in STEM

St. Mary of the Mills School, of Laurel, has been internationally recognized as a newly certified science, technology, engineering, and mathematics school by Cognia Accreditation Services. It recently became the first school in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington to become STEM Certified.  This certification recognizes the school’s commitment to a high-quality education that focuses […]

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MUIH offers master’s in advanced standing for coaches

Maryland University of Integrative Health, of Laurel, will begin offering advanced standing for qualified applicants for its online and hybrid Master of Arts in Health and Wellness Coaching program who hold certification from either the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching or the International Coaching Federation. This opportunity becomes available for students starting the […]

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HCC, ABC starting new plumbing apprenticeship program

In partnership with the Associated Builders & Contractors Greater Baltimore, Howard Community College will launched a new plumbing apprenticeship program for the fall semester. The program was created in response to market demands for professionals who are trained to install, maintain and repair plumbing systems in residential and commercial environments. The program combines on-the-job training […]

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HCC launches surgical technician apprenticeship program 

Howard Community College has launched a new surgical technician apprenticeship program designed to give aspiring health care professionals the foundational knowledge and skills needed to work in a hospital operating room environment. At the same time, the new apprenticeship creates a pipeline for the recruitment and retention of new talent for local hospitals. Surgical technician […]

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UMD’s Merrill College launches local news initiative, hires director

The University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism will launch a local news initiative thanks to an anchor commitment from the Andrew and Julie Klingenstein Family Fund. Merrill College will create a new local news collaborative and a related internship program to strengthen local newsrooms and increase collaboration among news organizations in Maryland, while […]