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  • Wikileaks hack highlights importance of cyberdefense basics

    March 24, 2017 by Megan Hanks The Central Intelligence Agency’s latest leak is the most recent major hack exposing information that could possibly compromise national security. In The...
    Posted: March 24, 2017 11:40 AM
  • UMBC hosts FIRST LEGO League state championship tournament

    March 15, 2017 by Megan Hanks More than 500 kids, ages 9-14, on 72 teams gathered at UMBC on Saturday, February 25 to participate in the Maryland State FIRST LEGO League Championship...
    Posted: March 16, 2017 1:32 PM
  • UMBC Engineers Week celebrates contributions of engineers

    to society and highlights career paths
    March 8, 2017 by Megan Hanks UMBC’s third annual Engineers Week brought the campus community and corporate partners together for a celebration of the ways engineers contribute to society and...
    Posted: March 8, 2017 2:13 PM
  • Pulse Finder game to teach local kids about heart health

    game developed by UMBC students
    February 23, 2017 by Sarah Hansen A team of UMBC students is on a mission to improve cardiovascular health education for kids. Maniraj Jeyaraju ’17, interdisciplinary studies, and Henry Wu ’17,...
    Posted: February 24, 2017 6:54 AM
  • Josiah Dykstra ('13 CompSci) for work tackling cybercrime

    Presidential Early Career Award in Science Engineering
    February 16, 2017 by Megan Hanks Josiah Dykstra, Ph.D. ‘13, computer science, has received the prominent Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering (PECASE) for his work on...
    Posted: February 17, 2017 8:09 AM
  • UMBC’s Cyber Scholars program stands out as a national model

    new article in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
    February 3, 2017 by Megan Hanks At a time when just 12 percent of information security analysts are black, Hispanic or Asian, and only 20 percent of information security analysts are women,...
    Posted: February 6, 2017 9:00 AM
  • Grad students participate in UMBC storytelling workshop

    explain complex research to general audiences
    February 3, 2017 by Megan Hanks Nearly 100 graduate students from across Maryland gathered last week for a unique workshop bridging research and storytelling. Laura Wexler, co-founder of...
    Posted: February 6, 2017 8:58 AM
  • Princeton Review: UMBC in 2017 “Colleges That Pay You Back"

    January 31, 2017 by Dinah Winnick UMBC is one of the the nation’s top colleges “for students seeking a superb education with great career preparation and at an affordable price,” notes an...
    Posted: January 31, 2017 3:05 PM
  • Securing president’s smartphone and avoiding “cyber-fatigue"

    Cybersecurity experts weigh in
    January 30, 2017 by Megan Hanks With a new administration in the White House, securing the president’s smartphone is a national security priority, but exactly what steps are taken to secure the...
    Posted: January 31, 2017 11:18 AM
  • AAMC highlights UMBC’s national model

    to support minority student success in med school
    January 26, 2017 by Sarah Hansen The American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) has published a new article by UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski and Peter Henderson, senior advisor to the...
    Posted: January 30, 2017 8:59 AM