Meyerhoff Scholars Program on PBS’s “Need to Know”

The February 11 episode of the PBS program “Need to Know” looked at the Meyerhoff Scholars Program and curriculum changes at UMBC that have helped more students succeed in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The segment was part of a one-hour special on education highlighting “three dramatic stories of academic transformation—focusing on literacy, physical education and science education.” The segment on UMBC, “Reinventing science education at one Maryland university,” included an extended interview with President Freeman Hrabowski.

The PBS crew also visited the Chemistry Discovery Center and spoke with Michael Summers, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and UMBC students Trevor Mathias and Patrice Starck.

View the segment here.


One response to “Meyerhoff Scholars Program on PBS’s “Need to Know”

  1. Phillip M. Johnson

    Great program!!!! I find it confounding and very disappointing that in today’s society, students desiring to be scientist and engineers are asked to be an island unto themselves. Meaning, they have to pull themselves up by their own bootstraps without any help from anyone – no mentor, teacher, etc. This mindset of individualism is destroying America. In researching the many inventions of our Country, each was built upon an idea or design by someone else which debunks this thought. In S.C., they are destroying young African-American Minds in their infancy with this belief and its practice. There is an African-American Male interested in Engineering but he can’t get any assistance from his teachers!!!! This ought not be but its being done. Keep up the good work.

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