William LaCourse

Roundup: UMBC in the News

One of the things that makes UMBC great is how wonderful our alumni, students, faculty, and staff are. Because of these amazing people, UMBC often finds itself “in the news,” so each week, we’ll be sharing with you a round-up of the most newsworthy achievements from our community. Dr. Freeman Hrabowski delivered a speech at Clemson University for its President’s Lecture Series on Leadership and Diversity, and was joined on stage by Clemson president Jim Clements ’85, computer science, M.S. ’91, operations analysis, Ph.D. ’93 operations analysis. William LaCourse, chemistry, collaborated with Loryn R. Keating of the County College of… Continue Reading Roundup: UMBC in the News

How To Grow Your Big Idea

With Vivian Armor ’73, director, Alex. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship You wake up one morning with a big, bright light bulb bobbing above your head. You start your day, feed the dog, the light getting brighter by the minute. Pretty soon, it’s keeping you up at night. Well, congratulations. Your “big idea” has arrived – and with it, a world of possibility. So, now what? Do you cash in your life savings for seed money? Get a fancy business degree? Buy the book by that guy in the suit covered in question marks? Maybe you take some (absolutely) free advice… Continue Reading How To Grow Your Big Idea

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