Welcome to the Business, Science, Mathematics and Technology (BSMAT) Division of Germantown Campus!
The Division provides a wide range of educational courses and programs for freshman and sophomores in 20 disciplines. Our programs of study lead to degrees that transfer to four-year schools and to degrees and certificates that will prepare you for a career. The disciplines and programs are located in four different Departments. The Accounting, Business Administration, Paralegal, and Management Department is Chaired by Professor Jackie Middleton. The Computer Applications, Computer Sciences, Networking Technologies Department is chaired by Dr. Martin Levy and where you will find all our offerings related to information technology. The Natural Sciences Department contains all science related disciplines including engineering, biotechnology and landscape technology and is chaired by Dr. Donald Newlin. Our Mathematics Department is chaired by Professor John Hamman and offers courses from developmental to linear algebra and differential equations. Please use the links to the left to visit department and program sites for further details.
Our evening Spectrum Lecture series on current scientific topics is directed at a more general audience and is free and open to the public. These twice a semester lectures have become so popular that they are held in the 500-seat Globe Hall.
BSMaT Germantown is academically diverse, and is rich in opportunities for our students. Our excellent faculty and staff are dedicated to the success of our students. Our learning centers provide tutoring and additional support for students. Please read our announcements to learn what is new in the Division.
Welcome again to the BSMaT Division and the Germantown campus.
MdBio Foundation, MedImmune, and MC-Germantown Host the Young Science Explorers Program
MdBio Foundation, Inc. is hosting the Young Science Explorers Program (YSEP), August 2-6, 2010, to provide middle school students with the opportunity to experience laboratory science and related careers.
Supported through a grant from MedImmune and a partnership with Montgomery College-Germantown Campus, 24 middle school students will spend the week engaged in various projects using cutting-edge bioscience techniques. The camp is free for economically disadvantaged students and the majority of attendees are ESOL students from Montgomery County Public Schools.
In addition to intensive hands-on laboratory work, students will also participate in several field trips to local Maryland bioscience organizations, engage in science career exploration, and meet with several local scientists working at Maryland bioscience organizations. Visits include trips to MedImmune, J. Craig Venter Institute, and Qiagen.
The week begins with a micropipette challenge, where students mix together solutions in test tubes, and "Looking into Lactase," where students identify various milk types. Students will also participate in a DNA extraction activity at MedImmune and a gel electrophoresis activity at the J. Craig Venter Institute. The week will close studying the spread of disease at Qiagen, the light absorbance values of various colors, and a final program wrap-up.
"MdBio Foundation is delighted to be working with MedImmune on this science summer camp at Montgomery College," said Gary McGarrity, chairman, MdBio Foundation Education Committee and executive vice president of Scientific and Clinical Affairs at VIRxSYS. "This is a win-win situation for our students, our schools and our community."