President’s Symposium and White Paper Project

Dr. Jarrell speaking at en event with students watching

Each year, students from across the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) have the opportunity to shape the future of the University. 

As part of the President’s Symposium and White Paper Project, an interdisciplinary group of students (known as President’s Fellows) is selected to participate in a mentored fellowship while researching, developing, and writing recommendations surrounding an issue that impacts the UMB community. All UMB students from all disciplines are encouraged to submit an application. 

We Recognize Innovation and Discovery

Students receive many benefits from participating in the symposium. They will: meet and interview UMB’s president, deans, and leadership; publish a University-focused white paper; and present their findings and institutional recommendations to the University’s leadership and community. Participants who complete the program are awarded a stipend accumulating to $2,500.00 during the 2023-2024 academic year, in recognition of their work and contributions to the institution’s core values. 

2023-24 White Paper

Cover of the 2024 President's Fellows white paper with the University of Maryland, Baltimore logo and the words

For the 2023-24 academic year, the fellows explored near-campus vibrancy at UMB. Their findings were presented to the UMB community through a university-wide presentation and their published white paper in May 2024.

Read their white paper online.


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