J. Lynn Zimmerman

Senior Vice Provost for External Academic Programs, Deputy to the Provost

Emory University

The Three-Legged Leadership Stool
Presented by
  • Gary Gabriele, Vice President and Dean of Undergraduate Education - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (on leave at NSF)
  • Thomas Brady, Director of the Dvision of Integrative Organismal Biology, Directorate for Biological Sciences - National Science Foundation
  • J. Lynn Zimmerman, Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives and Professor of Biological Sciences - University of Maryland, Baltimore County
The UMBC Story
This session of the PKAL seminar will present UMBC’s strategies in a historic perspective. Opening in 1966, UMBC is a relatively young institution compared to many universities and colleges. In this short time, UMBC has developed a rich tradition for involving both UMBC and non-UMBC students in its faculty research programs. Seven faculty and staff members will summarize the historic background for these traditions, as well as the principles that make the UMBC programs successful. These programs include structured opportunities for UMBC students from groups underrepresented in the sciences (Meyerhoff and MARC U*STAR) and summer and other undergraduate research experiences for undergraduates (BSURE, EMBARC and Beckman Scholars) as well as less structured opportunities for students who are not part of these formal programs.