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“Humanities for All” connects researchers, students, and community members through over 1,400 public humanities projects across all fifty states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. UMBC has contributed 15 projects to this website. The goal of this project is to be an active resource for “publicly-engaged humanities” through shared stories beyond one’s local community.
Peng Xu, assistant professor; Xudong Ge, research associate professor; and Govind Rao, professor, received $422,623 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support the research. Xu and Ge are the co-PIs on the grant, and Rao is the project director.
18 students from Baltimore-area colleges were given a great opportunity this summer to work as paid research scientists at UMBC. Their opportunity came from the BUILD a Bridge to STEM internship, an arm of UMBC’s STEM BUILD initiative funded by the National Institutes of Health under the Diversity Program Consortium.