The UM Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Development (UMCEED)

To create educational degree programs in high-impact fields to increase workforce readiness. 

Established by law in 2016, UMCEED increases workforce readiness by creating educational degree programs in high-impact fields such as neuroscience, virtual and augmented reality, biomedical devices, data analytics, and cybersecurity.

New developments in FY20:

In 2020, the Visiting Fellows in Neuroscience Program launched to offer cross-campus training in neuroscience.  Graduate students at UMB and UMCP are working with research groups at the opposite campus to acquire new techniques and broaden their training.

The Colleges of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences (CMNS) launched a new, undergraduate Neuroscience major at UMCP in fall 2020, to train students interested in health care, allied health careers, biomedical industries, and clinical psychology. This is the first intra-college major offered at UMCP.

A new bachelor of science and bachelor of arts degree in immersive media design offered by UMCP’s Colleges of Arts and Humanities and CMNS is on track to launch in 2021. A unique collaboration between science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields and the arts and humanities, the degree prepares students to be leaders in production of augmented reality, virtual reality, and immersive media design disciplines.




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