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Reception for All New Students: August 20

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All students who are new to the Hood Graduate School for the Fall 2014 semester are invited to an orientation on Wednesday, August 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The informal welcome reception, to be held at Whitaker Campus Center, will provide an opportunity to meet faculty, staff and fellow students.

The agenda includes a campus tour, introduction to the bookstore and Apple computer lab, a welcome from Graduate School Dean Dr. Maria Green Cowles, and dinner with the program directors. Get the complete agenda and then RSVP here 

Science is Fun at Hood

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GEMS_logoEvery summer, hundreds of area youth attend the GEMS programs on Hood’s campus to engage in the sciences. GEMS – Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science – is an extra-curricular program funded by the Army Educational Outreach Program that allows students to experience science in a laboratory setting. See what the kids are up to, and check out the smiles!  Hood undergraduate students and area high school students serve as Near Peer Mentors by assisting the youth with their science and engineering experiments.  Get information on becoming a Near Peer Mentor here.


AFCEA Funds Microscope Purchase

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Dean Maria Green Cowles recently accepted a check for $2,500 from Steve Lamberson, president of the Frederick Chapter of AFCEA. Lamberson presented the check in support of the Hood Graduate School’s  partnership with the USAMRMC STEM and GEMS programs.  The money will be used to purchase a Celestron LCD deluxe digital microscope for the GEMS summer youth programs.

Pictured below in addition to Lamberson and Cowles are Colonel Eric Edgar, Commanding officer USAMRIID and Colonel Robert von Tersch, Director Strategic Partnerships, USAMRMC, and their staff; Dr. Rachel Bagni, Director of Hood’s Biomedical Science program; Judy Sherman, director of Hood’s Curriculum and Instruction and STEM programs; and Hans Wagner, Hood’s Biology Laboratory Supervisor who actively supports the GEMS program.AFCEA