UMBC Receives National Recognition for STEM Research | UMBC Campus News

The new semester has begun, and students and staff alike are beginning to settle back in. Let’s take a moment and look back at the accomplishment’s individuals from our UMBC community were able to achieve over winter break, especially our achievements in STEM research. These stories are brought to you by UMBC News.

UMBC Ranks Among Best Online Master’s in Information Systems

Firstly, UMBC, as a STEM research institute, ranks as #34 on the national scale in U.S. News and World Reports 2024 Best Online Master’s in Information Technology Programs national ranking. Associate professor in Information Systems, Jimmy Foulds, attributes this increase in this year’s national ranking due to the focus on developments in AI technology. This focus will prepare graduate students for the IS landscape they will face post-graduation. UMBC’s online masters in information systems program offers a variety of pathways, including one track focused specifically on the ongoing research in AI.

To read more about UMBC’s ranking, click here.

EHS Name Changes to EDHS

Next, there is a new name for what used to be called UMBC’s Emergency Health Services (EHS). Now, the organization goes by the Department of Emergency and Disaster Health Systems (EDHS). Furthermore, this new name now reflects the “scope of research, teaching, and learning of emergency and disaster health systems covered in its programs.” The EDHS department is working to research and educate students on public health, emergency management, and emergency health services. 

To read more about EDHS, click here.

CARTA Develops Phase II of Their STEM Research

The Center for Accelerated Real Time Analytics (CARTA) here at UMBC is working with Rutgers University, the University of Miami, and Arizona State University on their project CARTA Phase II. This project aims to research methods into integrating advanced technology in “health care, finance, and security.” CARTA is receiving funding from the National Science Foundation’s Industry-University Cooperative Research Centers (IUCRC). IUCRC is funding CARTA $100,000 each year for the next five years.

To read more about Phase II, click here.

Welcome Manfred H. M. van Dulmen, UMBC’s New Provost and Senior Vice President

Manfred H. M. van Dulmen “will succeed interim provost David Dauwalder.” Van Dulmen is ready to take on the role of Provost and Senior Vice President through his experience as senior associate provost and dean of the Graduate College at Kent State University. Van Dulmen has won awards through his PhD work “in family social science from the University of Minnesota.”

To read more about our new provost, Manfred H. M. van Dulmen, click here.

Stay tuned as the Spring 2024 semester starts, the UMBC community will continue to make great strides into STEM research. To take a look back at what our community has achieved in Fall 2023, click here.

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