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UMBC & the Meyerhoff Scholars Program on 60 Minutes - November 13

Posted on November 14, 2011 10:11 AM |Permalink

UMBC was featured on 60 Minutes in a segment entitled "Hrabowski: An Educator Focused on Math and Science." The segment, which aired on November 13, 2011, featured interviews with Dr. Freeman Hrabowski and Meyerhoff alumni and current students. Click on links below to view segments.

Hrabowski: An educator focused on math and science

Reaching about the ceiling (featuring Meyerhoff alumnus, Dr. Kafui Dzirasa)

Remembering the Children's March

Getting beyond the grades

Hrabowski: "Education transforms lives"

UMBC Increasing Diversity in Science

Posted on October 4, 2010 12:27 PM |Permalink

UMBC's news release on the final report from the NRC committee on increasing
diversity in science and engineering is posted at
http://www.umbc.edu/blogs/umbcnews/2010/09/report_cites_umbc_as_a_nationa_1.html.
There are links at the bottom of that page to a Baltimore Sun news story, a video
from Andrea Mitchell Reports, and blog post in Science.

Chiatogu Onyewu M.D./Ph.D. (M7) Interviewed for PBS Special on Childhood Obesity

Posted on March 31, 2010 3:18 PM |Permalink

Dr. Chiatogu (Chichi) Onyewu (M7) '99, biological science, was recently interviewed for a PBS special on Michelle Obama's Campaign against Childhood Obesity. Click here to view the interview.

Dr. Onyewu is currenty a UNCF/Merck postdoctoral fellow and the study director for the Assessing Inherited Markers of Metabolic Syndrom in the Young (AIMM Young) Research Study at the Children's National Medical Center, Research Center for Genetic Medicine in DC. Dr. Onyewu has also been very involved in developing the Obesity Institute at Children's Hospital.

Isaac Matthews (M15), Member of the All Decade Boys Track Team

Posted on February 1, 2010 3:35 PM |Permalink

Isaac Matthews (M15) '07, mechanical engineering, was recently recognized in the Gazette as a member of the All Decade Boys Track Team. Matthews was the 2003 state indoor champion in the 800 meters and at one time, held the county record in the 800 and won multiple county championships.

For a link to the article, click here.

In 2007, Matthews was named the 2007 Arthur Ashe Jr. Male Sports Scholar of the Year. Matthews recently completed his M.S. in engineering and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Camelia Owens Ph.D. (M7) featured in Women in Science Publication

Posted on December 3, 2009 3:35 PM |Permalink

Dr. Camelia Owens (M7), '99, chemical engineering, was recently profiled in the National Institute of Health Women in Science publication.

Dr. Owens graduated from the University of Delaware in 2004 with a Ph.D. in chemical engineering.

Read more by clicking on the link below (pg 5):

Women in Science at the NIH

Meyerhoff Scholars Program in Science

Posted on June 11, 2009 1:54 PM |Permalink

The Meyerhoff Scholars Program was recently profiled in Science.

To read the article, click on the link below.

Minority Retention Rates in Science Are Sore Spot for Most Universities

Meyerhoff Alumni Advisory Board Elections, June 1st through June 8th

Posted on June 2, 2009 11:59 AM |Permalink

The Meyerhoff Alumni Advisory Board will host online elections from June 1st to June 8th. For detailed information on all officer, cohort representative and committee chair positions, and to vote beginning June 1st, please visit the website by clicking here.

For questions or more information, contact the elections committee at meyerhoff.elections@gmail.com.

Oliver Myers Ph.D. (M1) Accepts Professorship at Mississippi State University

Posted on April 21, 2009 2:17 PM |Permalink

Dr. Oliver Myers (M1) '94, '96 M.S., '07 Ph.D., mechanical engineering, accepted a position of assistant professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Mississippi State University.

Rachelle Salomon Ph.D. (M7) Recognized at Leadership Alliance National Symposium

Posted on April 21, 2009 2:04 PM |Permalink

Dr. Rachelle Salomon (M7) '97, biological sciences, was one of more than a hundred recognized at the national symposium of the Leadership Alliance this past summer. The Leadership Alliance marked a milestone by celebrating the attainment of 100 Ph.D.s and M.D./Ph.D.s since the program’s launch in 1993.

Dr. Salomon earned her Ph.D. at Brown University in biological sciences in 2007.

To read more about the Leadership Alliance event and milestone, visit the "Diverse Issues in Higher Education" website below. The article was published in the 9/18/08 issue (vol.25, no.16).

Grooming a New Cadre of Faculty Leaders (The Leadership Alliance has produced more than 100 Ph.D.s, one-third of whom are now working in the academy).

Lance Hester Ph.D. (M1) Brings Innovation to Motorola

Posted on April 21, 2009 1:42 PM |Permalink

Dr. Lance Hester (M1), earned a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1994, both an M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Northwestern University, and a certificate in telecommunication science, management, and policy, also from Northwestern.

Currently, he is a member of technical staff in Motorola Lab's wireless solutions research group. At Motorola, he has been instrumental in creating next generation low-power low data rate wireless sensor link and network layer algorithms. He has authored/co-authored over 13 conference and journal publications and has 7 United States patents. His current research interests include peer-to-peer short-range wireless communications and mobile wireless social networking.

In addition to his work at Motorola, Dr. Hester is an adjunct professor at Florida International University's College of Engineering, located in Miami, Florida.

Paula Whittington Ph.D. (M9), Lead Author on Breast Cancer Research Paper

Posted on April 21, 2009 1:28 PM |Permalink

Dr. Paula Whittington (M9) '01, biological sciences, was recently lead author on a Cancer Research article announcing a potential new vaccine for a type of breast cancer.

Dr. Whittington completed her Ph.D. in 2007 at Wayne State University where she is currently enrolled in an M.D./Ph.D. program. She is now finishing her medical degree, which she hopes to earn in 2010.

Learn more about Dr. Whittington's research by clicking on the links below.

The Joy In Discovery

Research Cancer, Serving the Uninsured

Kimani Stancil Ph.D. (M1) Accepts Professorship at Howard University

Posted on February 18, 2009 10:04 AM |Permalink

Dr. Kimani Stancil (M1) '94 physics, accepted a tenure track position of assistant professor in the Department of Physics at Howard University in August 2008.

Dr. Stancil graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2001 with a Ph.D. in physics and completed his post doc at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in Berkeley, California in 2008.

For those of you who don't know, Dr. Stancil is also a master chess player. Read more about his journey to becoming a National Master by clicking on the following link.

Dr. Kimani Stancil: America's Newest Master?

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