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UDC Forward moving to bi-weekly schedule for the summer

UDC Forward will now be published biweekly as we approach summer, and the next issue will be posted on June 9. We will return to our weekly schedule in August. Don’t forget to follow the University’s social media channels on FacebookInstagramTwitterLinkedIn and YouTube to ensure you are up to date on the latest University news.
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2022 summer camps and enrichment programs include artificial intelligence, coding, cooking, sports and more

With the summer season comes the question, ‘what activities can our youth do?’ From STEM to global entrepreneurship, UDC hosts and participates in several engaging camps for our community’s middle and high school students.  Read More
#Transformative Acts
Assistant Professor Dr. Hongmei Dang and her electrical engineering students

Assistant Professor Dr. Hongmei Dang and her electrical engineering students.
UDC receives $400,000 for research and study to improve the efficiency and stability of perovskite solar cells

UDC is among seven Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) selected by the Department of Energy (DOE) for a solar research funding pilot program. DOE is working in collaboration with the MSI STEM Research and Development Consortium (MSDRC) in awarding $3.2 million for eight projects at seven MSIs through the Science and Technology Research Partnership program.  Read More
Michael Bunn - DC Master Gardner

Michael Bunn in front of a D.C. resident's home where he planted native perennials, ground cover and lilac bush plants, as part of his community outreach.
Addressing food deserts and teaching others are among the goals of UDC-certified master gardener

Growing what you eat has always fascinated Michael Bunn. As a boy, he watched his aunt transform a D.C. garden into a food oasis. Bunn and his sister, Kyra Moore, set out to expand their options by growing their fruit and vegetables after completing the D.C. Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program at the UDC Community College.  Read More

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Student Produce Pantry
Fresh produce pantry open this summer for all enrolled UDC students

The free student produce pantry is open until August 13, 2022, at the UDC Van Ness campus, 4250 Connecticut Ave, second floor, room 2414. Exclusively for students, the services will be available while supplies last, and food items will vary each week. Please bring a reusable bag for your items. For more information, please click here.

Three UDC students chosen for Apple’s Engineering & Innovation Program
Three UDC students chosen for Apple’s Engineering & Innovation Program

Thurgood Marshall College Fund and Apple announced the 43 scholars selected for the inaugural class of Apple’s Engineering & Innovation (E&I) Program. Among those chosen are three UDC students: Jamelia Ancel, a junior biomedical engineering major; Matthew Brown, a senior mechanical engineering major; and Jermel Watson, a senior computer science major. The Apple E&I Scholars were selected from applicants from engineering programs at America’s publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Predominantly Black Institutions. The program includes an immersive experience at Apple, where students will engage in technical learning opportunities and participate in sessions led by Apple executives and industry leaders. Apple E&I scholars will also have opportunities to secure internships and full-time employment after graduation.

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Microsoft Garage Director Piali Ghose (pictured right) and President Ronald Mason Jr. speak with recent graduate Mubarek Abdela (pictured left). Abdela is one of two UDC students who completed the recent maiden mission of a new Microsoft/NASA partnership, the STEM Educational Project: AI looking for new Earths.

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