Spring 2018 Course:

BSOS388B - Innovation & Social Change: Do Good Now with Charlie Cummings & the Do Good Institute Team

This is a BSOS Solutions Lab and a Fearless Ideas course offered in collaboration with PUAF388D and HONR348D. Explore the many mechanisms for achieving social impact through social innovation. This is team-based, highly interactive and dynamic course, that provides an opportunity for students to generate solutions to a wide range of problems facing many communities today. This course deepens the students understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation practices by guiding them through the creation and implementation process as applied to a project idea of their choice. These projects serve as the laboratory to implement topics such as design systems thinking, developing and communicating a strategy and goals, project management and implementation skills, teamwork and talent management, fundraising and revenue generation, marketing and partner development, leadership skills and project sustainability. For more information, visit dogood.umd.edu.

 

Fall 2017 Course:

BSOS 388F Innovation in the Public Sector

Wednesday 4:00-6:00pm

How does innovation occur in the public sector? How can government serve as a catalyst for problem-solving? Using the tools of innovation and entrepreneurship, this laboratory course engages students in a semester-long project to innovate change around a specific public sector issue or industry in our local or regional community. Some examples might include: public broadband access, sustainability infrastructure, transportation improvements, or health care access in the College Park, Prince George's, or Maryland communities. Lead instructor Ken Ulman,'97 is the former Howard County Executive who now heads the University's efforts to transform College Park into one of the most innovative university towns in the country.

 

Spring 2016 Courses:

BSOS 388B Innovation and Social Change: Do Good Now
Tuesday 2:00-4:30 PM
This is a BSOS Solutions Lab and a Fearless Ideas course offered in collaboration with PUAF388D and HONR348D. Explore the many mechanisms for achieving social impact through social innovation. This is team-based, highly interactive and dynamic course, that provides an opportunity for students to generate solutions to a wide range of problems facing many communities today. This course deepens the students understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation practices by guiding them through the creation and implementation process as applied to a project idea of their choice. These projects serve as the laboratory to implement topics such as design systems thinking, developing and communicating a strategy and goals, project management and implementation skills, teamwork and talent management, fundraising and revenue generation, marketing and partner development, leadership skills and project sustainability. For more information, visit dogood.umd.edu or email bsos-ugdean [at] umd [dot] edu.

BSOS 388T Sustainability Task Force
Wednesday 7:00-7:50 PM
A student leadership group engaged in the implementation of the BSOS Sustainability Plan. As part of this course, students will explore current topics in sustainability through semester-long projects. This course is part of the BSOS Solutions Lab. Learn more here and contact BSOS Sustainability Coordinator, Amee Bearne, at abearne [at] umd [dot] edu for more information.

 

Fall 2015 Course:

BSOS388F/GVPT388B Innovation in the Public Sector
Wednesdays 4:00-6:30 PM
How does innovation occur in the public sector?  How can government serve as a catalyst for problem-solving? Using the tools of innovation and entrepreneurship, this  laboratory course engages students in a semester-long project to innovate change around a specific public sector issue or industry in our local or regional community. Some examples might include: public broadband access, sustainability infrastructure, transportation improvements, or health care access in the College Park, Prince George's, or Maryland communities. Lead instructor Ken Ulman,'97 is the former Howard County Executive who now heads the University's efforts to transform College Park into one of the most innovative university towns in the country.

For questions regarding registration, please contact Margaret Doyle at mdoyle12 [at] umd [dot] edu.

 

Summer I 2015 Course:

BSOS 388N  BSOS Summer Grant Writing Workshop: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Tuesday 5:00-7:00 PM (Application Required)

Are you a BSOS major and planning to apply to a PhD program in a social sciences discipline after college? Want to prepare a competitive application for an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship that will provide an edge in admission and provide funding for 3 years in the program you attend?  Associate Dean and Professor Carl Lejuez is offering a summer 2015 workshop to walk you through preparation of an outstanding application for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship! This is an incredible opportunity to be mentored by Dr. Lejuez, who is an accomplished researcher and who has had great success mentoring students in preparing funded social sciences grants.

Please click here to apply for the summer workshop by March 15, 2015. You will be notified of your acceptance by March 30, 2015.  If accepted, then you will have the option of registering for the 1 credit class in Summer I. A non-credit option is also available, but you must still apply. 

For questions regarding registration, please contact, Margaret Doyle at mdoyle12 [at] umd [dot] edu.

 

Spring 2015 Course:

BSOS 388B Innovation and Social Change: Do Good Now
Tuesday 2:00-4:30 PM
Explore the many mechanisms for achieving social impact through social innovation. This is team-based, highly interactive and dynamic course, that provides an opportunity for students to generate solutions to a wide range of problems facing many communities today. This course deepens the students understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation practices by guiding them through the creation and implementation process as applied to a project idea of their choice. These projects serve as the laboratory to implement topics such as design systems thinking, developing and communicating a strategy and goals, project management and implementation skills, teamwork and talent management, fundraising and revenue generation, marketing and partner development, leadership skills and project sustainability. For more information, visit dogood.umd.edu.

To request permission to register, email Margaret Doyle at mdoyle12 [at] umd [dot] edu.

This is a Fearless Ideas course offered in collaboration with PUAF388D and HONR348D. 

BSOS 388T Sustainability Task Force (1 credit)
Wednesday 7:00-7:50 PM
The BSOS Sustainability Task Force is a student leadership group engaged in the implementation of the BSOS Sustainability Plan. As part of this course, students explore current topics in sustainability through semester-long innovation projects. Learn more here and contact BSOS Sustainability Coordinator, Amee Bearne, at abearne [at] umd [dot] edu for more information.

 

Fall 2014 Course:

BSOS388D Careers Paths for Business Entrepreneurs
Thursday 5:00-6:30 PM
Explore the skills and mindset of successful business entrepreneurs. Learn how to apply behavioral and social sciences research methods and tools to effectively market yourself and your ideas in all kinds of business and professional settings. Learn how to navigate career resources and meet BSOS Alumni Entrepreneurs who serve as consultants and mentors in the BSOS Solutions Lab.

 

Spring 2014 Courses:

BSOS388B Innovation and Social Change: Do Good Now
Monday and Wedesday 1:00-1:50pm & Wednesday 5:00-5:50pm

BSOS students will join interdisciplinary teams to innovate for good! This seminar goes beyond the traditional lecture course by combining the imagination and creativity of transformative action for the social good with the pragmatic approach of entrepreneurship and innovation. It is team-based, highly interactive and dynamic, and provides an opportunity for students to generate solutions to a wide range of problems facing many communities today. Some teams will have the opportunity to apply for seed funds and complete in the campus-wide Do Good Challenge in late spring 2014.

This is a Fearless Ideas course offered in collaboration with PUAF388D and HONR348D. 

BSOS388D Careers Paths for Business Entrepreneurs
Explore the skills and mindset of successful business entrepreneurs. Learn how to apply behavioral and social sciences research methods and tools to effectively market yourself and your ideas in all kinds of business and professional settings. Learn how to navigate career resources and meet BSOS Alumni Entrepreneurs who serve as consultants a nd mentors in the BSOS Solutions Lab.