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A new Shady Grove facility will offer more STEM courses for UMD students


The new Biomedical Science and Education Facility coming to the Universities at Shady Grove could mean more educational and employment opportunities in science, technology, engineering, math and medical sciences for University of Maryland students.
“We may very well offer courses at [the Biomedical Science and Education Facility] that are not available in College Park,” university President Wallace Loh said during the groundbreaking ceremony today in Rockville, the location of the Shady Grove campus. “We’re trying to spread it out, because they have the capacity here.”  The 220,000-square-foot facility will bring  11 degree programs, including engineering, biotechnology, dentistry and information science through a partnership of three research  universities — this university, University of Maryland, Baltimore and University of Maryland, Baltimore County — said Stewart Edelstein, executive director of the Universities at Shady Grove.