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ETE Students Conduct Waste Audit to Measure Sustainability Practices

ETE freshmen separate trash, recycling and compost to gain a better understanding of the average day in a waste management facility.
Students from the Environment, Technology and the Economy Scholars program waded through hundreds of pounds of waste outside Byrd Stadium to measure sustainability efforts.



Students Launch Queers and Allies Group

Students get to know one another at the bi-weekly Cambridge Community Queers and Allies meeting.
The Cambridge Community Queers and Allies (CCQA) is a new organization for those living in the Cambridge community who identify as a queer or ally.


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GPH Scholars Help Improve Hygiene and Sustainability in Sierra Leone

Hannah Asmail (left) and Syed Taban (center) demonstrate handwashing and toothbrushing techniques to students at Abigail D. Butscher Primary School.
Students in the Global Public Health Scholars program worked with Public Health Without Borders (PHWB), Engineers Without Borders (EWB) and The Madieu Williams Foundation to bring clean water and Oral Rehydration Therapy to Calaba Town, Sierra Leone this summer.


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Founder’s Gift Announced as Scholars Celebrates 20 Years

Founder Ira Berlin (left center) and Martha Berlin (right center) celebrate 20 years of College Park Scholars and their gift to the College Park Scholars 20th Anniversary Legacy Fund with Dean for Undergraduate Studies Donna Hamilton (left) and Executive Director Marilee Lindemann (right).
College Park Scholars celebrated its 20th anniversary on Saturday Nov.1 with a gala, attended by 245 alumni, current and former faculty and staff, and current students, at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center.



STS Robotics Clubs Tapped for University Crowdfunding Campaign

Science, Technology and Society was selected to promote its robotics program through Launch UMD, a crowdfunding platform that helps organizations raise money for their projects.


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Public Leadership Alums Host Students at United States Capitol

Public Leadership students listen to Scholars alumni discuss how their Scholars experience relates to their career during a visit to the United States Capitol on October 7.
Current Public Leadership Scholars were given the opportunity to visit the United States Capitol Building on Oct. 7 with the help of Shannon Jackson, a College Park Scholars PL alumnus.



Scholars Alum Creates Online Tutoring Service

Jeremy Loya, who earned his Science, Discovery and the Universe citation in 2010, co-founded, which pairs tutors with students.


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Second Annual Scholars Cup Starts Strong

Scholars enjoy Scholars Cup kickoff festivities on La Plata beach.
The second year of Scholars Cup is well underway, and students and faculty alike have a lot to look forward to.


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Scholars Announces New Student Advisory Board

College Park Scholars welcomes new members of the College Park Scholars Student Advisory Board for 2014-2015.



Scholars Take Action with Students Helping Honduras

Peter Dunlop spends time with the children of Villa Soleada at the Students Helping Honduras Leadership Summit. Photo courtesy of Kristin Musulin
More than 20 Scholars students from nine different Scholars programs have volunteered with Students Helping Honduras, a  nonprofit organization dedicated to ending extreme poverty and violence in Honduras, since this university’s chapter was founded in 2010.


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Lakeland STARs Tutors Kick-off New Year

Scholars engage with students from Paint Branch Elementary School in College Park. Each Scholar is matched with a tutee, and every week they focus on homework and participate in scheduled activities.
School is in session for College Park’s Paint Branch Elementary, and for some students that means the return of the Lakeland STARs tutoring program.


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