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Council of Majors

What is CoM?

The Interdisciplinary Studies Council of Majors is about building community. Professor Steven McAlpine described CoM, a student-driven extracurricular, as a “space for conversations”. A student driven extracurricular, CoM is a “space for conversations”, as described by Professor Steven McAlpine. The purpose of this organization is to:

  • Provide peer advertisement for INDS majors
  • Enhance the visibility of the INDS program on and off campus
  • Aid students in preparing INDS degree proposals
  • Provide a forum for open discussion between INDS majors
  • Establish a network for student discussion of curriculum across campus
  • Establish a student and alumni network for job and career development

The Council of Majors is a part of the Interdisciplinary Studies program mission, seeking to participate in service, social, and educational programs for the university community and beyond. Next year, we hope to have more experiential events in coordination with the INDS Living Learning Community (LLC). As always, we welcome your suggestions.

2016-2017 Events 

Event Day Date Time Location
Welcome Back Breakfast Tuesday September 6 11:00-1:00 Outside Fine Arts
COM/LLC Social TBA TBA 6:00-9:00 Erickson Field
Restaurant Fundraiser TBA TBA TBA TBA
Pumpkin Decorating Wednesday October 26 12:00-1:00 Main street/Breezeway
STEM Brunch Wednesday November 9 12:00-1:00 FA002
How To: Degree Proposal TBA TBA TBA FA002
Cookie Decorating Wednesday December 7 12:00-1:00 Main street
Valentines Day Card Making Wednesday February 8 12:00-1:00 Main Street
How To: Capstone Presentations TBA TBA TBA FA002
Petrovich Lecture TBA TBA TBA TBA
Restaurant Fundraiser TBA TBA TBA TBA
Flower Pot Decorating Wednesday April 26 12:00-1:00 Main street/Breezeway
Finals Survival Kits Wednesday May 10 12:00-1:00 Main Street/Breezeway

General Body Meetings are held Wednesday’s from 12-1 in FA002

Past Events

In past years, we have held brunches such as a “Criminal Justice brunch” and a ‘Neuroscience brunch’ that afforded the opportunity to ask an INDS alumna to about degree plans, capstones, and internships.

Petrovich Lecture is a guest lecture hosted by INDS every year. This year, we had the pleasure of having James Valentine discuss the challenges and opportunities for orphan drugs within the drug development and approval system in the United States.

President:
Katie Hardy
kh9@umbc.edu

Vice President:
Stanley Wang
stanley6@umbc.edu

Treasurers:                                                                  
Shelly Jung
mjung3@umbc.edu

Himadri Patel
himadri1@umbc.edu

Secretary: 
Kameron Fielder
kameron1@umbc.edu

Co-Chairs of Public Relations: 
Ella Hawkins
e83@umbc.edu

Cazzy Medley

cmedley1@umbc.edu