A new University of Maryland Baltimore College Department of Chemistry program is teaming with Army and other area universities to offer college students in pursuit of associate degrees internships in nanotechnology this summer.
This initiative took its cue, in part, from a national push to increase America's pipeline of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) graduates, focusing on ways communities can contribute.
Ten students from the Community College of Baltimore County were selected from a competitive application screening to participate in the eight-week program that started in June. The summer sessions will be held primarily in University of Maryland Baltimore College (UMBC) laboratories to give students a ". . . very broad exposure to the field".