Part of PharmaSUG is giving something back to the community in which our conference is being held. In previous years, we have joined with the Adopt A Classroom program to support local schools, and with the Search and Rescue Dogs of Colorado (SARDOC) organization. This year, we will be contributing to the graduate student program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.


University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is a leading public research university known for innovative teaching, relevant research across disciplines, and a supportive community that empowers and inspires inquisitive minds. UMBC serves 14,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and combines the learning opportunities of a liberal arts college with the creative intensity of a leading research university. At the same time, UMBC is one of the country’s most inclusive education communities. UMBC also contributes to Maryland through strong government and industry partnerships that advance K–16 education, entrepreneurship, workforce training, and technology commercialization.

Mathematics and Statistics at UMBC

On campus at UMBC. Photo by
Marlayna Demond ’11 for UMBC.

UMBC’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics supports more than 60 graduate students and includes 33 tenure-track faculty and lecturers. Researchers pursue fields including mathematical biology, mathematical modeling and simulation, environmental statistics, optimization and control, Bayesian statistics, and more.

The department supports the Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Consulting (CIRC) and High Performance Computing Facility. UMBC also hosts an annual Probability and Statistics Day, a much-anticipated symposium among mathematics and statistics researchers around the country.

Graduates from the department have pursued careers in major pharmaceutical companies (Merck, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline) and federal agencies (Census Bureau, FDA, EPA, USDA, NSA), among other places.

How You Can Help

Your gift contributes to graduate student travel to conferences around the U.S. and the globe, where students have opportunities to communicate their work, forge collaborations, and interact with and learn from other researchers. Donations may also contribute to summer stipends for students, making it possible for them to pursue unpaid, off-campus internships to broaden their experience, learn new skills, and build relationships. By supporting graduate students, you also contribute to undergraduate education at UMBC by making more department funds available.

Donate Online!

Gifts made through this portal are automatically directed to the UMBC Department of Mathematics & Statistics, and you will receive an automatic acknowledgement and tax receipt via e-mail. The total raised will display on the page as gifts come in, and you can choose to either leave your name and a message, or remain anonymous.

Probability and Statistics Day 2016. Photo by Ricardo Moura