The SEAM umbrella covers a variety of research and educational projects. While
some of our work is sponsored by federal grants with a focused scope and mission, much
of our activity remains either unfunded altogether or supported only by the generosity
of individuals and companies who enjoy making more opportunities available within this
community. Please consider making your most generous donation today.
Every gift matters! Your tax-deductible donations will allow us to pursue priorities
Hire advanced undergraduates to work as research interns in project areas outside
the scope of our federally-funded projects. Our door is open to all students
who are interested in learning about research by doing it, but often this means they
must make a choice between spending time learning the ropes here versus outside jobs. Why
make them choose? We're delighted to enable them to get their work and research experience
Send students to participate in top technical conferences and symposia, especially
ones in which the student has had a paper accepted. Unless that student's paper was the result
of work on a sponsored project, there is usually no other source of travel funds to get these
students plugged into the community - none, that is, except for SEAM.
Move quickly into new fields of study. Staying ahead of industry and research
trends takes constant vigilance - and investment. Science is a contact sport, and it takes
engagement and often new lab resources to evaluate emerging ideas well enough to influence
where they go next. Whether to buy faculty release time, student research efforts or new
software/hardware tools, SEAM can fund thought leaders to stay at the cutting edge.
Please make your check out to
University System of Maryland Foundation, Inc.
and mail your gift (with a notation that it should be credited to Professor Purtilo's SEAM Program)
Sharron D. McElroy, MBA
Associate Director of Business & Finance
Department of Computer Science
University of Maryland - College Park
4171 A.V. Williams Building
College Park, MD 20742