UM gets grant to help Internet

October 14, 1994

The University of Maryland College Park will become one of 90 public institutions to receive funding under a $24.4 million program from the U.S. Commerce Department to help open the computer network Internet up for all Americans, Commerce Secretary Ronald H. Brown has announced.

The $244,496 grant for Maryland will channel data to the Internet from a series of Chesapeake Bay buoys containing observational sensors. A new Internet Resource Center, to be set up at UM, will provide training for teachers at selected public schools in Howard, Montgomery and Wicomico counties.

Universities, schools, hospitals, libraries, museums, social service organizations and state and local governments in 44 other states will also receive grants under the measure.

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