Bigger, stronger, disastrous: How climate change fuels wildfires

February 15, 2018
Mark Cochrane has been studying the characteristics and behaviors of wildfires since graduate school. Now a professor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Appalachian Laboratory, Cochrane discusses how wildfires differ across regions, if places like California are more prone to fires than others, and his research that shows wildfires will occur more because of climate change.

Next Generation: Emily Russ

January 31, 2018
Emily Russ studies where sediment comes from and where it goes, specifically, how much sediment comes from the Susquehanna River or from shoreline erosion, and where it gets deposited in the Chesapeake Bay.

NSF grant awarded to study how augmented reality could pique girls' interest in science

January 31, 2018
Dr. Cat Stylinski and colleagues received a $1 million three-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to explore using augmented reality (AR) design experiences to pique teen girls’ interest in science and technology.

R.V. Truitt Laboratory awarded for sustainability

January 30, 2018
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s R.V. Truitt Laboratory Building has been awarded the 2017 U.S. Green Building Council’s Maryland Community Leader Award for Higher Education in recognition of overall commitment to sustainability and efficiency.

Researchers to study the value of citizen scientists in data gathering

January 22, 2018
Citizen scientists--volunteers who help with data collection and other tasks—play an increasingly important role in science research. How do we know they have the necessary skills to support robust science findings? Cat Stylinski is leading a team of collaborators to find out.