Science in the First Person: Michael Gonsior on tracing the impact of septic systems on local waterways

April 5, 2018
Environmental chemist Michael Gonsior has been dipping into streams in southern Maryland to figure out if septic systems in residential areas of Calvert County are contributing to nitrogen pollution in local streams—and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay.

Bridging the Gap: Women grad students talk rise of STEM, power of diversity in science

March 29, 2018
PODCAST: Women graduate students from UMCES' four laboratories talk about their experiences pursuing a degree in science at a time when more women are joining them in the field. Our conversation includes the rise of STEM learning in early education and the power of diversity of all kinds in science.

Next Generation: Kevin Kahover

February 27, 2018
Kevin Kahover is a graduate student at Chesapeake Biological Laboratory working to build a computer model that can be used to simulate the numerous ecological, chemical, and physical processes that occur on a restored oyster reef.

UMCES joins 10 Billion Oyster Project as Scientific Advisor

February 26, 2018
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science joins the Chesapeake 10 Billion Oyster Partnership, a multi-year collaborative effort to add 10 billion oysters to the Bay by 2025, as a scientific advisor committed to sound science-based management of the Bay's oyster population.

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.