Hello from Coppin State! 

December 5, 2016

Welcome to Monday Morning Mentions, an electronic communication from the campus of Coppin State University! Periodically on Mondays, we will share updates, highlight good news, and important events taking place on Coppin's campus.  We have much to be proud of at Coppin State University and I want all of us to share in the accomplishments of our university.   -

President Maria Thompson, Coppin State University 

Coppin State partners with Open Works 
Last week, President Thompson signed an agreement with Open Works Baltimore, an organization that makes tools, space, and technology accessible to local artists, hackers, inventors, students, entrepreneurs, and builders. Through the College of Business, Coppin and Open Works will work collaboratively on Ingepreneurship, Pop-up shops, Hackathons, and Internships. This is the first time that Open Works has partnered with an HBCU. For more information on the Coppin and Open Works collaboration, please contact College of Business Dean, Dr. Ron Williams | rwilliams@coppin.edu.

Coppin professor receives funding for solar powered transportation 

Dr. Jamal Uddin has received an award from Constellation Energy's  E2 Energy to Educate Grant for “Energy Storage, Rapid Charge Systems and Applications.” This grant was awarded for Dr. Uddin's development of a solar powered light rail system. This is the sixth year in a row that Dr. Uddin has received an E2 Energy to Educate grant. Congratulations Dr. Uddin!  

Coppin has received recent commitments from Yahoo and Northrop Grumman to support on-going STEM program developments. Yahoo will be providing over $90,000 in servers for the University while Northrop Grumman has added CSU to its Mentor-Protégé Program. 

Alicia Ritchie, CSU Development Foundation Chair will be honored this evening  by the Daily Record on her selection as one of the Daily Record's Leading Women. The award  recognizes significant accomplishments made by women who are 40 years of age or younger.  

CSU – USM Badging Pilot Program

Coppin hosted a reception last Thursday evening to celebrate the CSU – USM Badging Pilot Program.  In collaboration with the Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation at the University System of Maryland (USM), Coppin students will be the first cohort to receive The Leader Badge developed by Coppin  and validated by the USM. Dr. Yi-Ping Huang, Associate Dean in the College of Arts, Sciences and Education led this groundbreaking effort. 

In observation of Veterans Day,  Coppin State University ROTC cadets, graduates, retired and current members of the military gathered to dedicate a new Veterans Resource Center. This location will serve as a resource area designed to meet the specific needs of Coppin ROTC cadets. The following day, members of the campus community gathered to tie yellow ribbons on trees throughout the campus to recognize the women and men who serve and protect our country.  Special thanks to Ms. Jennifer Harris, our Veterans Affairs Certifying Official. 

To date; the 2016 Coppin Family Campaign has raised nearly $50,000 from 140 employees.  With just a few days left until the campaign ends on December 14th,  donors still have time to give and help us reach our goal of 250 participating employees. Visit the website at www.coppin.edu/ia/cfc for more details.

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Coppin State University is a Historically Black Institution within the University System of Maryland that prepares students with the mission of meeting the challenges associated with urban communities. The University seeks to transform the lives of its students who return to their communities as change agents.