A Philosophy of Philanthropy
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Category Archives: Engineering and Information Technology
Five students in UMBC’s College of Engineering and Information Technology have been selected for major scholarships to pursue studies in cybersecurity-related fields under UMBC’s participation in the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Scholarship for Service (SFS) Federal CyberCorps program. As SFS … Continue reading
We all give to UMBC for different reasons. In this “Portraits of Giving,” double alumna Helen Phillips ’98, M.S. ’01, mechanical engineering, shares the story behind why she created a scholarship in honor of her mother. As one of the … Continue reading
UMBC’s donors support the university for many reasons, and for that we are grateful. One such donor is Jean Rittermann, President of Conveyor Handling Company, Inc., who along with her sister, Nancy Carey, established the Anthony Alvarez Award for Outstanding … Continue reading
A partnership between BAE Systems and UMBC will support teaching, research and technology development in the cybersecurity field. The $150,000 investment will not only include a partnership with UMBC’s Career Services Employer Partnership Program, but enable UMBC’s Department of Computer … Continue reading
Dr. Adia Garrett ’08, Ph.D. psychology, is quite familiar with ways of measuring success. While a doctoral student at UMBC, Garrett studied the effectiveness of standardized tests used by elementary schools to chart student progress. She also understands that her … Continue reading