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  • Maryland moves toward innovation [Letter]

    Now that the Maryland General Assembly has adjourned for the year, it is time to take a quick review of significant accomplishments. Amid the hotly-contested debate on honoring soft shell crabs, kudos to the legislature for passing two little-noticed initiatives to create jobs and spur local economic development by leveraging the state's huge academic, federal and private research sectors.
  • At College Park, an all-encompassing focus on entrepreneurship

    At College Park, an all-encompassing focus on entrepreneurship
    Foluke Tuakli hopped on a bicycle and weaved around her classroom at the University of Maryland, College Park, acting out the problems that cyclists encounter on the road. "I'm turning, I'm turning," she shrieked as the bike wobbled. The demonstration...

    Krieger Schechter Day School fifth-grader wins award in Letters About Literature contest

    Krieger Schechter Day School fifth-grader wins award in Letters About Literature contest
    Ten-year-old Gillian Blum knew just what to do when she realized that a schedule conflict would prevent her from reading her award-winning letter in person at an April 12 ceremony to recognize the winners of the Letters About Literature contest. So...

    Columbia man's air conditioner invention picked by Quirky

    Columbia man's air conditioner invention picked by Quirky
    Perseverance can indeed pay off. Just ask Garthen Leslie. For years, the 60-year-old Columbia resident has been trying to sell his invention ideas: a skateboard with an odometer and a speedometer, a sensory-equipped life vest for toddlers, and more. He...

    Federal funding drives innovation [Commentary]

    Federal funding drives innovation [Commentary]
    The nation suffers from more than a federal deficit. Studies by congressional and scientific panels repeatedly warn of an "innovation deficit" that weakens our technological edge. Decades of strong federal support for university research and education...