This year marks USG’s 20th anniversary and to celebrate, we are taking a stroll down memory lane. Reminisce with us as we reflect on several milestones and accomplishments for the campus, throughout the years.
As USG enters a new decade of service, it has never been more clear that we are more than a campus. We are a community. This was evident when so many students were hit hard by the economic impact of the COVID-19 shutdown, and members of our wider community stepped up to help through the USG Emergency Assistance Fund. The outreach has been outstanding, but with your continued support we will be able to help students stay in school and finish their university degrees.
There are some exciting things that have happened so far this year. We recently launched our brand new Lab for Entreneurship and Transformative Leadership (Entrepreneurship Lab), thanks to a generous grant provided by business leader and philanthropist David Blair. through the David and Mikel Blair Family Foundation. This lab will advance students, entrepreneurs, and small business owners in Montgomery County by bringing together educational and economic innovation. Serial entrepreneur and educator, Marc Steren, has been named the new Director of the Entrepreneurship Lab.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Dentistry (UMBSOD) -- one of the newest academic institutions at USG -- is preparing to open a new Health and Dental Services Patient Care Facility in the Biomedical Sciences and Engineering (BSE) education facility. And several new academic programs have recently been added from USG's partner universities, including: Translational Life Science Technology, Computer Science, Biotechnology, Cybersecurity and Data Science from UMBC; the Clinical Dental Hygiene Leader program from the University of Maryland (Baltimore) School of Dentistry; and Information Science from the University of Maryland, College Park, along with Embedded Systems & Internet of Things, and Biocomputational Engineering, the first two programs at USG to come from the prestigious A. James Clark School of Engineering.
We know there will be many more milestones to come and we look forward to continued success in the decades ahead!