Undergraduate students in the College Park Scholars Business, Society and the Economy (BSE) program at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business joined almost 500 fellow Scholars at the 18th Annual Academic Showcase, May 9, 2014.
This event highlighted the Scholars Innovation Study Course led by Mark Wellman, Distinguished Tyser Teaching Fellow and director of BSE. In August 2013, Wellman led a trip to Portland and Seattle, and in January 2014 to Las Vegas and Silicon Valley. The program also includes global experiences, internship and service-learning projects that are required of all second-year students.
Presenting at the showcase is one of the ways for students to complete their Capstone project and earn a citation on their academic transcript. College Park Scholars is a by-invitation-only, two-year living-learning program for talented freshmen and sophomores. The BSE program is one of 11 specialized programs students offered by College Park Scholars.
BSE student Margaret Zelenski describes her semester abroad in Denmark with University of Maryland President Wallace Loh.
President Loh listens to Alex Chiaramonte speak of his spring break global course to the United Arab Emirates which was led by Mark Wellman, standing nearby in photo.
Josh Greenspan demonstrates how one of the learning projects he used during his weekly tutoring sessions with elementary students in the year-long Lakeland Stars project was both fun and educational. Lakeland STARs is an academic enrichment program that serves 60+ 1st - 6th grade children from Paint Branch Elementary School in College Park. It is sponsored by College Park Scholars.