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December 19, 2009

UMBC Featured On CBS Evening News Segment on Jobs of the Future

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BALTIMORE - CBS Evening News featured University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) President Freeman Hrabowski and faculty and students in Mechanical Engineering and Chemistry on Tuesday, Jan. 5, in a news story about how to prepare students for the jobs of the future.

A CBS news crew interviewed Hrabowski, Mechanical Engineering Professor Anne Spence, Chemistry Professor Bill LaCourse and UMBC graduate student Ashley Pearson in December regarding UMBC's leadership in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

CBS News correspondent Anthony Mason visited UMBC's Chemistry Discovery Center, a cooperative learning program that has boosted Chemistry pass rates. Mason also interviewed Pearson teaching 6th grade students at Baltimore's KIPP Ujima middle school as part of the Sherman STEM Teacher Education Scholars Program, which supports STEM majors seeking careers in teaching.

The news story is part of a weeklong series with CBS anchor Katie Couric on "Where America Stands," addressing issues ranging from terrorism to the struggling economy.

Posted by kavan at December 19, 2009 9:11 AM