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Are you studying Behavioral and Social Sciences? Are you interested in using the tools of Innovation and Entrepreneurship to Be The Solution to the world’s great challenges? Join the BSOS Solutions Lab, a series of courses designed to introduce BSOS students to innovation and entrepreneurship!

Email BSOS-Ugdean [at] umd [dot] edu for more information about any of these courses.


Fall 2022 Courses


BSOS388F/GVPT388B - Innovation in the Public Sector (3 cr)

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 more information, please contact co-instructor Katie Gerbes.