Through bwtech’s unique affiliation with UMBC, our community enjoys access to the university’s talented faculty, students, alumni, facilities, and services.

UMBC is consistently cited as one of the country’s most innovative colleges and universities, producing cutting-edge research while providing a distinctive undergraduate experience. UMBC has been recognized by higher education experts and national media as making “the most promising and innovative changes” with an “unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching” and is recognized for prioritizing intensive undergraduate and graduate research and creative work.

R1 Doctoral University – Designated as a “Carnegie R1” Doctoral University with Very High Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, UMBC is recognized as one of the top and fastest-growing research universities in the US.

UMBC Technology Catalyst Fund – An internal funding opportunity that supports technology originating from UMBC research, such as proof-of-concept studies, extending data collection, and prototype development. Award Size: Up to $25,000.

UMBC FEAT (Faculty Entrepreneurship AcceleraTor) Fund – A program available to UMBC’s entrepreneurial PIs to advance their technical concept, or their idea (social/behavioral/policy related) in conjunction with technology, towards commercial success, and out to meet societal needs.

The UMBC Career Center – offers a wide variety of employer services designed to facilitate your access to UMBC’s top-quality students. The Career Center team is available to meet with you to create a customized recruitment plan to best meet your organization’s needs and get you connected to campus. 

Career & Internship Fairs – UMBC Career Center hosts several on-campus career fair events each year to provide employers with the opportunity to connect with UMBC’s talented students.

Handshake – A centralized online recruitment system, where employers can post their open internships, co-ops, and full- and part-time positions for students and alumni to view for free.  Handshake’s searchable database of participating student and alumni profiles allows employers to search using a range of filters to find potential candidates with skills and majors desired.

Alex. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation – Through a gift from The Alex. Brown Foundation, this center helps students interested in entrepreneurship gain targeted expertise through internships, competitions to test their skills, accelerate a business concept through the Idea Lab, attend courses and lectures, writing business plans, and networking with regional business leaders.

Alumni Engagement – The Retriever Alumni community is 85,000-strong and doing amazing work around the world, and right here in our community. The Office of Alumni Engagement works to bring alumni together, provide a bridge to the campus, and collaborate with partners.

Retriever Athletic Center (The RAC) – UMBC Recreation offers many amenities at a newly renovated facility, including exercise equipment, weight room, indoor track, swimming pools, basketball courts, tennis courts, locker rooms and group fitness classes. All employees of bwtech companies are eligible for discounted rates.

The Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery – Holds more than 1 million books, 10,000 periodicals, and offers access to the holdings from 15 libraries of the University System of Maryland. Its special collections of national significance include photography, scientific archives, science fiction, graphic satire, Maryland and utopian literature.

Y Preschool at UMBC – UMBC, in partnership with Y of Central Maryland offers quality instruction to children 2-5 years of age and provides development opportunities for children.