Building on a Terrapin tradition of service.
Sitting in the shadow of our nation’s capital, the University of Maryland shines as a beacon of scholarship and innovation inside the beltway and out. Since its earliest years as the first agricultural research university in the U.S., the Terps have long been forerunners in the fields of entrepreneurship and sustainability. Today, the school is home to one of the largest public university research parks (M Square) and a groundbreaking Office of Sustainability that has become a pacesetter for eco-consciousness at the university level. Home to six Nobel laureates (four faculty and two alumni), the school has a diverse pool of alums
Part carnival. Part expo. All fun. It’s Maryland Day, which happens tomorrow at the University of Maryland’s campus in College Park. Along with games, activities and entertainment, Maryland Day features information about a variety of student-run organizations at the university. And Terps Against Hunger, fresh off of its win in Maryland’s annual Do Good Challenge, is looking to make another big splash at the event tomorrow. “[Maryland Day] is an invitation to the community to see what the university’s all about,” said Josh Turskey, a sophomore majoring in architecture and the current vice president of Terps Against Hunger. “We’re opening
During football and basketball games, BTN LiveBIG will spotlight notable examples of research, innovation and community service from around the conference. In-Game stories will provide more background on these features, and the opportunity to view the videos again. A person’s college years are typically thought of as a time of personal exploration and experimentation, and rightly so. But a corollary of that impression is that most people don’t expect college students to make a big impact on the world until well after graduation, when they’ve truly “found themselves.” At the University of Maryland, students have turned that notion on its
Students at Big Ten universities aren’t waiting until they get out into the “real world” to make a difference. Find out how they’re working together to create positive, meaningful change in this BTN LiveBIG series: the Student Section. The Food Recovery Network (FRN), a national organization committed to saving food that can be used to feed the hungry, was started in 2011 by students at the University of Maryland. But the roots of FRN extend beyond College Park, all the way to the former Soviet Union. Mia Zavalij, a co-founder of FRN along with current Executive Director Ben Simon, was
“Doing good is really the point of our lives. If we can do well and do good, that’s certainly a goal that we would like to accomplish.” — Nick Henninger, Community Pipeline When UMD alumnus and pro football legend Boomer Esiason was asked to judge entrants in Maryland’s 2014 Do Good Challenge, he didn’t hesitate. “The Do Good Challenge is something you can really be proud of as an alum. You come back and [you] see all these kids with all these great ideas, and what a great incubator for the next generation to hopefully do great things for so