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New Partnership Aims to Help UMD Further Diversify D.C. Region’s Tech Ecosystem

March 2, 2021 | Press Release

To increase female-identifying and non-binary students graduating with a tech degree at UMD by 12.5% in the next 5 years.

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George Mason & University of Maryland to Leverage 311 Data for Increased DMV Resilience During a Pandemic

February 26, 2021 | Press Release

Funded by the NSF, the team aims to provide tools to governments to better respond to regional disasters and crises.

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Alumni Spotlight: A Dream Pursued, A Dream Fulfilled – Preeti Lakhole, MIM 2015

January 19, 2021 | iSchool News

Preeti advises those interested in data analytics to be prepared to consistently practice solving problem statements and to take advantage of the …

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The Associated Press: Despite Promise, Few in US Adopting COVID-19 Exposure Apps, featuring Jessica Vitak

December 9, 2020 | iSchool News

Dr. Jessica Vitak explains why Americans have been hesitant to use COVID-19 contact tracing smartphone tools. 

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University of Maryland, Carnegie Mellon, and Facebook Team Up to Forecast Coronavirus Spread

November 19, 2020 | Press Release

Data shared by 30M+ Facebook users world-wide will enable earlier detection of COVID-19 outbreaks, help communities to prepare, inform policymak …

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UMD iSchool Sends 30 Students to Grace Hopper Celebration

October 27, 2020 | Mia K. Hinckle

The annual Grace Hopper Celebration brings together 30,000+ women in tech from across 115+ countries.

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Staff Spotlight: Scheduling and Data Management Coordinator, Fernando Marciano

August 17, 2020 | iSchool News

Fernando served in the Navy as an Aircraft Launch and Recovery Specialist and is working towards earning his MIM degree from the iSchool.

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Staff Spotlight: Tetyana Bezbabna, Assistant Director of Information Science Undergraduate Program at Shady Grove

July 15, 2020 | iSchool News

Meet Assistant Director of the Information Science Undergraduate Program at Shady Grove, Tetyana Bezbabna!