Johns Hopkins gets $30 million to lead 5-year, multi-university research project

Johns Hopkins University has been awarded up to $30 million to lead a multi-university research project aimed at educating and training the future science and technology workforce. The five-year grant was awarded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Students, fellows and faculty from Hopkins' Whiting School of Engineering and Krieger School of Arts and Sciences will work with representatives from Morgan State University and State University of New York at Binghamton on the project, called the Professional Research Experience Program. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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UMd. launches first dual-degree program with international college

Some graduate students at the University of Maryland will now be able to earn a dual degree from an institution almost 8,000 miles away, through a new partnership with an India business school. The College Park school is launching its first dual degree graduate program with an institution outside the University System of Maryland. Participants in the new partnership program will earn a Master of Quantitative Finance degree from Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and a Global Management Program Certificate from S.P. Jain, a leading business school in Mumbai. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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CCBC gets $1.3 million for STEM initiative

Two grants from the National Science Foundation will provide $1.3 million to the Community College of Baltimore County to support the STEM Core Network initiative in Maryland, CCBC said Tuesday. The STEM Core Network is a nationwide partnership of scientific and technical employers, community colleges, and work for agencies with the goal of expanding the pipeline of students for careers in engineering and computer science. (WMAR)

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Goucher eliminating nine majors, including math

Math majors at Goucher College will soon be a thing of the past. Gone, too, will be physics majors, music majors and students in a range of subjects the school is eliminating from its offerings as part of a cost-cutting “academic revitalization” announced Wednesday. “A small college can’t just keep adding majors,” president Jose Bowen said in a statement to The Baltimore Sun. “Sometimes we need to move resources from one to another and subtract too.” (Balt. Sun)

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Great Mills students headed to Florida to heal with Marjory Stoneman Douglass students

Two schools. Two shootings. One-thousand miles between them. This week, students from Great Mills High School in St. Mary’s County are closing the gap between them and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. In the aftermath of the shooting that left 17 dead and 17 injured at the Florida school on Feb. 14, students rallied together against gun violence sparking the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C. and the March for Our Lives: Road to Change tour this summer. (Capital)

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Free eye exams, glasses for kids coming to Baltimore County libraries before school starts

Nonprofit Vision To Learn is spending a day at each of eight Baltimore County libraries this month in an effort to outfit low-income children with glasses for the coming school year. The organization’s mobile eye exam unit will stop at libraries near low-income communities, according to a library press release. Parents can visit their local branch to register their child and set up an appointment. “It’s an amazing opportunity for children to get free eye exams and glasses that will help them learn to read,” said Marisa Conner, head of youth and family engagement for the library system. (Balt. Sun)

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Harford schools replace Edline with new online system for parents to track student progress

Edline, the system parents and guardians have used in recent years to track their children’s academic progress online, has been replaced for the coming year that begins in less than three weeks. Home Access Center is the HCPS replacement for Edline, which is being retired at the end of the calendar year by its vendor, Jillian Lader, manager of communications for Harford County Public Schools, explained in an email. (Aegis)

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In first comments as Maryland's interim football coach, Matt Canada stresses priority is player safety

Maryland interim football coach Matt Canada said Wednesday that the Terps are practicing with a dual focus — playing with the memory of Jordan McNair’s death still fresh and raw, as well as preparing for the Sept. 1 season opener against Texas at FedExField. “Our practices have been extremely crisp,” Canada said, estimating that Tuesday’s practice lasted 1 hour, 46 minutes. “The focus of our players’ health and safety is No. 1 and our players are feeling that and understanding that, and that has been our primary focus.” (Balt. Sun)

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