success of UMBC’s chess team—six
Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess
Championships in seven years—has made
UMBC a chess powerhouse. But more than that,
it has brought us to center stage in the
in chess effectively summarizes exactly
who we are as an institution—a place
where it’s ‘cool to be smart’
and where hard work pays off. But at UMBC,
we are more than just chess champions, as
our other achievements demonstrate.
national visibility is rising because our
momentum has been building so fast, whether
it’s in terms of the research dollars
we attract or where our graduates are going.
People are paying attention to UMBC."