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Collaborative Student Projects

Students at UMBC and the College of Engineering and Information Technology (COEIT) collaborate with other with other student organizations for joint activities, projects, events, programs, or affinity groups. Student organizations may also partner with the COEIT Dean’s Office and key offices on campus to participate in activities that inspire participation and action. See below to learn more about recent collaborations. Also, find out if your organization is eligible for funding from the Dean’s Office.

Photo by Marlayna Demond ’11 for UMBC.

Hackathon inspires participants to “Innovate Good” through technology

Ahead of final exams in spring 2017, nearly 200 students gathered at UMBC for “Innovate Good,” a hackathon co-hosted by HackUMBC and The Shriver Center, UMBC’s hub for service-learning, civic engagement, and community-based service delivery. During the 24-hour tech innovation marathon, students collaborated to build mobile, web, and hardware projects focused on solving problems and creating positive social outcomes. Four overarching categories inspired participants in their tech development: health and environment, housing, legal and justice, and education. Read more…

Photo by Marlayna Demond ’11 for UMBC.

Celebrating Engineers Week as a new UMBC tradition

Student engineering groups across UMBC teamed up to host the fourth annual Engineers Week on campus, packed with engaging events, including hands-on exhibitions and competitions. Tau Beta Pi, UMBC’s student organization for engineering, took the lead in showcasing the many ways engineers impact society, while broadening the event to this year include a diversity of fields. Read more…

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