News from UMCES@IMET

Ammar Hanif succesfully defends master's research

Ammar Hanif, advised by Dr. Eric Schott and co-advised by Dr. Rose Jagus, presented the results of his master's research to the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology on November 16, 2012, and successfully defended his work a few days later.

NOAA funds study to explore impact of oil spills on blue crab development

A new study by scientists from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science will help determine the potential impact of an oil spill on the development of the blue crab. NOAA and the Coastal Response Research Center at the University of New Hampshire has awarded a $150,000 grant for a one-year study of the effects of chemical dispersants and dispersed oil on larvae of the commercially important blue crab, a keystone species of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic coast, and its larvae.

New study finds that bacteria on marine sponges can develop capacity to move and inhibit biofilm formation

A new study shows that when enough bacteria get together in one place, they can make a collective decision to grow an appendage and swim away. This type of behavior has been seen for the first time in marine sponges, and could lead to an understanding of how to break up harmful bacterial biofilms, such as plaque on teeth or those found on internal medical devices like artificial heart valves.

Environmental leaders gather to discuss Chesapeake Bay and human health

"Stop acting like we're bulletproof" urged Congressman Elijah Cummings at the kick off of a two-day conference on the Chesapeake Bay and human health at the Institute for Marine and Environmental Science at Baltimore's Inner Harbor, May 14-15.

Student Research Day Held at UMCES-IMET

Student interns presented their summer research in marine and environmental technology at the Student Research Day held at UMCES-IMET on Friday August 5.

UMCES@IMET Student Earns Aquaculture Scholarship

UMCES graduate student Aaron Watson has been awarded the M.P. Mulvihill Aquaculture Student Scholarship by the United States Aquaculture Society to support his studies at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology.

UMCES@IMET Scientists Attend IMBC 2010

Marine biotechnology leaders from across the globe recently gathered at the Ninth Annual International Marine Biotechnology Conference (IMBC) in Qing

IMET wins $500,000 in global innovative carbon use competition

Algae from the Chesapeake Bay could be key to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Institute of Marine and EnvironmentalTechnology (IMET) has been named a winner in the first round of the Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC)’s $35 million international Grand Challenge: Innovative Carbon Uses for its work in using algae to capture carbon dioxide.

Ryan Powell competes in $100K ACC Clean Energy Challenge

Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) graduate assistant Ryan Powell was one of the Final Four competing for a $100,000 grand prize at the $100K ACC Clean Energy Challenge Finals,

Scientists discover key hormone that makes it possible for female crabs to mate and care for their young

Those two crooked beady eyes peeking out of the shell do more than just help blue crabs spot food in the murky waters of the Chesapeake Bay. They also produce important hormones responsible for the growth and development of a crab from an adolescent into a full-fledged adult. Scientists at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology in Maryland recently discovered a new hormone in those eyestalks responsible for forming body parts that make it possible for female crabs to mate and raise young.