On September 30, 2021, the Unviersities at Shady Grove (USG) and design firm, Cooper Carry and Lake | Flato, were recognized with two awards for the design of USG's Biomedical Sciences and Engineering Building, the AIA MD Vision Award (an inaugural award) and AIA MD Jury Citation for Institutional Architecture. The AIA Maryland Excellence in Design Awards program recognizes excellence in architectural design by AIA Maryland architects worldwide and AIA member work in Maryland.
The full article, published on the AIA website, can be found below.
In this article by UMBC News, several recent graduates are recognized for leaving a lasting legacy of advocacy, inclusion and support for future students, including two from the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) campus — Christian Figueroa and Henri Maindidze. Figueroa and Maindidze both share how their involvement has enriched their time at USG, stating that "Building [a] community for students at UMBC-Shady Grove has been at the heart of their undergraduate experiences."
The full article, published on the UMBC News website, can be found below.
In this guest commentary on Bethesda Magazine's BethesdaBEAT, Dr. Annica Wayman, Associate Dean for UMBC at the Universities at Shady Grove, shares her thoughts about how the pandemic has underscored the importance of the life sciences workforce.
The full article, published on July 17, 2021 can be found on Bethesda Magazine's website below.
In this article by Juliana Valencia on the NBC4 Washington website, the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is highlighted for graduating its first class of students with a Master's in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics in May 2021. The article, and accompanying video interview, features one of the recent graduates, Catrena Almonte, who shares what drew her to the program, as well as the Program Director, Leah Sera, who provides a brief overview of the program's focus. UMB's Master's in Medical Cannibas program is the first of its kind in the nation, and offered online, with an annual in-person symposium at the Universities at Shady Grove.
The full article and video interview, published on July 15, 2021 can be found on the NBC4 Washington website below.
In this article by BioBuzz, the Universities at Shady Grove is recognized for its role in workforce preparedness and diversity within the growing bioprocessing and cell therapy manufacturing industries in the region.
In this news release by Alex Likowski in UMB News, the Universities at Shady Grove is recognized for its role in the Maryland Life Sciences Education and Innovation Partnership, which brings the educational and research aspects of Maryland’s public higher education institutions into a close working relationship with industry.
The full article, published on June 14, 2021 can be found on the University of Maryland, Baltimore website below.
In this news release from the Montgomery County Government, the Universities at Shady Grove is recognized for the pivotal role it plays with its university partners in educating students and growing the STEM workforce in our region. This inaugural meeting of the partnership was followed by an MOU signing ceremony that included Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, USM Chancellor Jay Perman, several of our university presidents, Montgomery College leaders, and top business executives from the life sciences industry.
The full article, published on June 11, 2021, can be found on the Montgomery County Government website below. Photos from the event can be found here.
In this blog post from the Montgomery County Government, the Universities at Shady Grove is recognized for its "Outstanding Efforts in Waste Reduction and Recycling," which is awarded to businesses that have undertaken exemplary efforts to develop, expand or enhance their waste reduction and recycling programs. The USG campus has consistently resulted in a recycling rate c above 70 percent.
The full blog post, published on May 26, 2021, can be found on the Montgomery County Government blog website below.
In this article by BioBuzz, the Universities at Shady Grove is featured for developing a talent pipeline in the region's booming life sciences ecosystem through programs offered by its university partners, including UMBC, University of Maryland, College Park, and University of Maryland Global Campus.
In this blog post from WorkSource Montgomery, Jacob Vogelhut shares how he quickly landed a job with ThermoFisher Scientific in Rockville, MD after losing his job of the last 15 years in the hospitality industry amid the pandemic. Jacob describes how he embraced his circumstances and went forth to complete a four-week Biotech Bootcamp program offered by UMBC at the Universities at Shady Grove — a pilot program providing entry-level biotechnology training to county residents displaced due to COVID-19 .