UMBC and NASA research scientist, Amy Lien, helped solve the mystery of an unusual flash in space that had astronomers and astrophysicists scratching their heads. Her team discovered the flash to be a monster black hole shredding a passing star.
UMBC’s Meyerhoff Scholars program continues to illustrate the power of increasing diversity in STEM fields. UMBC learned a lot of valuable lessons from that model when it launched the Cyber Scholars program in 2013. As a result, UMBC has stepped up as a model for cyber workforce development.