TU Innovates Newsletter

A Focus On Workforce Development and Training

A solid workforce needs employees who can think critically, communicate well, and solve problems effectively. TU's Center for Professional Studies designs and delivers comprehensive training and education programs to address those needs. Programs are customized to enhance, improve, and provide skills relevant to the organizational needs of business, non-profit, and government sectors. Learn more about workforce development and training programs at Towson University.

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Supporting Maryland's Teachers through Cisco Training

As the only Cisco support and training center in Maryland, TU's Center for Professional Studies helps support the 73 non-profit Cisco Academies in the state. This support includes hands-on instruction using the latest technology to prepare students for certification. MORE

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eLearning Tips and Trends

TU's Center for Professional Studies creates customized, creative eLearning solutions for clients across the state. What are the best practices? How is mobile technology used? When is eLearning not the answer? Our eLearning specialist answers those questions and more. MORE

Engaging Our Communities

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TU Incubator Hits Milestone

TU Incubator supports the largest cluster of edtech companies in Maryland, and recently hit a noteworthy milestone of edtech members. 39% of edtech member companies have women founders, and 50% of all companies were founded by a woman or a person of color. MORE


Rock ‘n’ Roll, Race, and Society

Daryl Davis, noted American R&B and blues musician, author, actor and bandleader, provides a unique blend of academic insight into the origins of rock ‘n’ roll, the impact of music and race on society, and of music's power to bring people together. MORE


BTU Work for Greater Baltimore

BTU is one of eight presidential priorities that seeks to enhance and strengthen partnerships throughout Greater Baltimore. Five impact areas serve as the basis for how the efforts, resources, and recognition of university-community partnerships are organized. MORE

Upcoming Events


BTU Partnerships Showcase

April 24, 2017

Connect with TU administrators, faculty, and staff to explore, initiate, or expand partnerships and collaborations. MORE


Entrepreneurship @ TU Demo Day

April 26, 2017

Learn about TU entrepreneurship—student companies, faculty entrepreneurs, TU Incubator, and alumni. MORE


Maryland Workforce Outlook Forum

May 17, 2017

Learn how businesses and non-profits support opportunity youth and individuals on the neurodiversity spectrum. MORE

What’s Driving Maryland’s Economy?


Mapping Maryland's Comparative Advantages: Scientific R&D

Maryland’s highly ranked universities produce valuable research and graduate thousands of STEM graduates each year. The state is also home to numerous federal research institutions. But how does Maryland’s scientific focus vary across the state? MORE


Mapping Maryland's Comparative Advantages: Frederick County

Frederick County’s economy proves that in many ways it really is all about “location, location, location.” When considering why an industry exists in one area versus another, Frederick County proves that looking at geography is often an ideal starting point. MORE


Maryland Launches Online Tool to Map State's Defense Spending

The Maryland Department of Commerce launched the Maryland Defense Network, an interactive online tool that maps defense spending in the state. The tool was developed in partnership with TU's Center for GIS and the Regional Economics Studies Institute. MORE

Keep Your Edge


Microsoft Office Specialist

Starts May 5, 2017

A Microsoft certification is recognized worldwide and can help open doors to job opportunities. MORE

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PMP Certifications

Starts May 16, 2017

A PMP® certification is globally recognized as the gold standard of project management certification. MORE


Social Media Marketing

Starts June 12, 2017

Take marketing strategies to a new level by learning the tips and tricks of advertising in the digital age. MORE

Division of Innovation and Applied Research
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With a focus on fulfilling Towson University's identity and mission as a workforce and economic development driver, the Division of Innovation & Applied at Towson University works to improve the quality of life and the economic vitality of Maryland and its citizens.