Bryana Rowley's Black STEMpowerment platform amplifies voices of Black womxn and offers a unique sense of community.
The major includes foundational STEM classes and courses in nutrition and food science, technical writing and biochemistry.
The University Senate voted on Thursday to discontinue the Science, Technology and Society certificate.
The institute was funded by a $25 million five-year grant from the National Science Foundation.
People who work in STEM need to be more involved with bureaucratic and political decisions.
The major will prepare students to create products such as datasets and models about human activity and behavior.
The faculty are creating the PEARLS program, which seeks to diversify the geoscience field.
UMD will begin its participation in the initiative to better recruit and retain diverse STEM faculty members.
The virtual event attracted students from six continents.
Amazon has invested $100,000 into the collaboration.