About University of Maryland, Baltimore County
UMBC is a national model for diversity and inclusive excellence in STEM through its Meyerhoff Scholar (http://meyerhoff.umbc.edu/) and Graduate Fellows programs (http://meyerhoffgrad.umbc.edu/), two of the most innovative and successful programs in promoting diversity and preparing students from underrepresented groups for careers in STEM. With many of the Meyerhoff scholars pursuing undergraduate and graduate studies in Biological Sciences, our faculty play a key role in mentoring and developing the next generation of diverse professional workforce in STEM. The Department of Biological Sciences is a research-intensive department with thriving graduate and undergraduate programs (http://biology.umbc.edu). Our faculty are engaged in cutting-edge research, which attracts major federal, state, and private funding.