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Sophomore Seminar

The sophomore seminar meets every Monday at 3:00-4:15 p.m., each fall semester. Sophomore CPaMS Scholars are required to take the 1-credit seminar course and attend every meeting. Other students are encouraged to attend any seminar meeting that they find interesting. The last fifteen minutes of each seminar with a guest speaker is a chance for informal chatting and networking.

During Fall 2020, the seminar was held on Zoom. Since then, the seminar has followed a hybrid structure to enable speakers to join who are not local to Baltimore.

Fall 2020

Activity Activity/Topic
Aug. 31 Career Center, including game on finding yourself
Sept. 14 Nilanjan Banerjee, Professor, UMBC
Sept. 21 NSA Tech Talk
Sept. 28 Jaimie Gorman, Product Manager, IBM
Oct. 5 Rachel Shorey, Senior Software Engineer, Interactive News, NYT
Oct. 12 Caitlin Bacha, Europa Clipper Propulsion System Project Manager, NASA
Oct. 19 Courtney Datin, SharkNinja
Oct. 26 Panel of current students and recent alums
Nov. 2 Michelle Combs, Vice President of Data Management and Biometrics, Celerion
Nov. 9 Amy Hartzog, Software Engineer, Asymmetrik
Nov. 16 Marc-Allen Cartright, Google
Nov. 23 Jennifer Lue, University of Oregon
Nov. 30 Bringing it all together -- reflection on the semester
Dec. 7 CPaMS Evaluator
Emily CebulskiCPaMS Scholar

The CPaMS Program brings in professionals in various sectors to speak at weekly seminars about their field of study and expertise, allowing us as scholars to see the scope of how far our STEM majors can take us.


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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1458339