December 20, 2014
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To inspire, educate and launch the careers of talented honors students in all aspects of life science


ILS News

ILS Senior, Fang Cao,  named Rhodes Scholar
Fang plans to use the scholarship to pursue a master's degree in medical anthropology at the University of Oxford in England. His long-term plans include a career in medicine and public health policy. Read more about the scholarship and Fang's plans here.  


iGem team earns Gold at International Competition
The University of Maryland earned a gold medal in the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition (iGEM) held in Boston from Oct. 30 to Nov. 3, 2014. The competition engages student-led teams from universities across the globe to present novel synthetic biology projects that address real-world problems. Five of the team members are students in ILS. Read the article here.

About ILS

The Integrated Life Sciences (ILS) living-learning program incorporates four components in order to provide a unique undergraduate experience. 

  1. a residential program
  2. an honors track of four interdisciplinary science courses
  3. facilitated opportunities for meaningful research experiences
  4. service-learning experiences related to sustainability, public health, and STEM education.

You can lean more about these components here.