March 8, 2016
With roughly 50% of PhD graduates entering sectors of the economy other than higher education, the need for professional development opportunities for doctoral students, beyond coursework and research, has never been more critical. The Graduate School has launched its professional development programs with an initiative this spring to help doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers prepare for “multiple career paths”—the wide range of careers open to PhD graduates.
February 17, 2016
The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) has announced the appointment of Dr. Charles Caramello, Dean of the University of Maryland Graduate School, as CGS Dean-in-Residence for 2016-17.
October 28, 2014
College Park, MD – The University of Maryland Graduate School is pleased to announce that Amy Marquardt, a PhD candidate in the A. James Clark School of Engineering, has been awarded first place in the international Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition. The competition, which is hosted by Universitas 21 (U21), an international network of research universities, challenges doctoral students to communicate the significance of their research to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes. The judging panel was impressed with Marquardt’s transparency and succinctness in explaining her research. The general public agreed, voting her into first place in the People’s Choice competition as well.
October 17, 2014
UM-CIRTL at the University of Maryland Receives $130,000 for ExpansionGreat Lakes grant supports efforts to improve STEM graduation rates nationwide
College Park, MD—Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields increasingly drive our nation’s innovation and competitiveness, and more STEM-educated professionals are needed to fill in- demand, well-paying jobs. Yet fewer than 40 percent of students who enter college intending to major in a STEM field complete a STEM degree—if they graduate at all.
August 6, 2014
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The University of Maryland Graduate School is pleased to announce the campus-wide roll-out of its new online graduate admissions system called “ApplyYourself”. The state-of-the-art system will streamline the admissions process for administrators and simplify the application process for the more than 24,000 students who apply to the Graduate School each year.
May 9, 2014
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Twenty-four University of Maryland graduate and undergraduate students have been awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships, the most prestigious fellowship awarded by the NSF and the oldest fellowship of its kind. Thirteen of these are current UMD graduate students and 11 are graduating seniors, four of whom will pursue their graduate education at Maryland.