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Each of College Park Scholars' 12 programs covers a thematic area that allows students to connect their major and other interests and learn across fieldsLearn About Our Programs
This program sends me forward equipped with knowledge, skills, a network and the courage I need to continue my growth.
April 21, 2021
The Science, Discovery and the Universe (SDU) Scholars program will host a virtual open house for our invited students on Thursday, April 21, 2021, at 6 p.m. EDT.View Event Details for Science, Discovery and the Universe | Program Open House
Washing your hands is serious business—something that the students at the University of Maryland’s Center for Young Children are learning hands-on. “Our kids wash their hands all the time,” says Director Mona Leigh Guha, of the center’s 3- to 6-year-old students. The state requires certain handwashing protocols in licensed preschools, and frankly, it’s good practice. Handwashing with soap is widely recognized as one of the easiest and most effective ways of preventing disease.
Throughout my childhood, I remember waiting in long lines in the cold with my parents at my local middle school on Election Day. My parents are immigrants; my dad is from El Salvador, and my mom is from the Ukraine. The right to vote wasn’t really something that was represented well in either of their countries. So when they became U.S. citizens, being able to vote was really important to them. For them, it was meaningful to be able to vote every Election Day and to know that every vote counted.
“You’re going to Meredith Farm after this?” asked our tour guide, Matt Meredith, as I stood in the cramped interior of the Bucktown Village Store with 16 first- and second-year Scholars. “It’s on the Byway list,” I explained. “That was my family’s farm. There’s nothing there anymore,” Matt said.