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UMD Biological Sciences Senior Aaron Solomon Named 2017 Marshall Scholar

University of Maryland senior Aaron Solomon has been named a 2017 Marshall Scholar. The Marshall Scholarship, which allows American students to pursue graduate study at any university in the United Kingdom, is considered one of the most prestigious academic awards available to college graduates.

Four Honors Students Named 2016 Goldwater Scholars

For the second consecutive year, four University of Maryland students have been awarded scholarships by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, which encourages students to pursue advanced study and careers in the sciences, engineering and mathematics. UMD is one of only five institutions with their four nominees all named scholars. The four students, who are all members of the UMD Honors College, plan to pursue doctoral degrees in their area of study and become university professors or researchers at government laboratories.

Congratulations to Honors Student Priya Kareddy on her 2016-17 Fulbright award

Vishnupriya (Priya) Kareddy, a senior pursuing dual degrees in biological sciences with a specialization in physiology and neurobiology and government and politics, has been awarded a 2016-17 Fulbright U.S. Student Grant for research in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in India..

Parsons Hosts Cybersecurity Competition for UMD Honors College Students

The event took place at Parsons' Cyber Training Center in Columbia, MD, and pitted teams of three in a challenge to "hack" a bank, analyze malware, and decrypt codes. The students are from the ACES program.

ILS Students Win Gold for a Second Year in a Row at the International Genetically Engineered Machines Competition

Student researchers from around the world gather yearly for the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Competition. Student-led teams from universities worldwide design, work on, and present novel synthetic biology projects to address real-world problems. UMD's iGEM team, was awarded another gold medal, for approaches to accelerate the construction of new biodesigns with a new method for plasmid maintenance without the use of antibiotics, and the construction of an inexpensive thermocycler using parts from a hairdryer earned one of five nominations for best new application.

Honors Alum Fang Cao Awarded the Marcus L. Urann Fellowship

The computer science and physiology and neurobiology major adds to his Truman and Goldwater scholarships and second Rhodes Scholar in the school’s history. Fang Cao received the Marcus L. Urann Fellowship, which grants $15,000 each to a few select students across the country.

Four Honors College Students Awarded Boren Scholarships

Congratulations to Olivia Bethea, Sarah Brown, Anna Pavlos, and Catherine Tappert on being awarded Boren Scholarships to pursue intensive language studies in critical regions around the world.

EIP Best in Nation

The Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education Awards to recognize excellence in entrepreneurship education at the programmatic level. Honors College's EIP program won first place in the category of Outstanding Specialty Entrepreneurship Program.

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