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The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) is a leading research and educational institution working to understand and manage the world’s resources. From a network of laboratories spanning from the Allegheny Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean, UMCES scientists provide sound advice to help state and national leaders manage the environment and prepare future scientists to meet the global challenges of the 21st century. 

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Recent Press Releases

“High Tide in Dorchester”: Special community film preview and Q&A

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Horn Point Laboratory and Dorchester Citizens for Planned Growth will host a special community preview of the one-hour documentary “High Tide in Dorchester” on Friday, March 9, at 447 Venue, 447 Race St, Cambridge.

NSF grant awarded to fund study of using augmented reality to interest girls in STEM

Cat Stylinski and colleagues have 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 Building awarded for sustainability

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.

Recent Press

UMCES sponsor spot on MPT

February 20, 2018

Leading the way on Chesapeake Bay restoration while guiding our state, nation, and world toward a

Recent News

Appalachian Laboratory Welcomes Maryland Biodiversity Project for March Watershed Moments Presentation

On Thursday, March 8, at 6:30pm, the Appalachian Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science will welcome Bill Hubick of the Maryland Biodiversity Project as the next speaker in the Watershed Moments Community Learning Series.

Bigger, stronger, disastrous: How climate change fuels wildfires

Mark Cochrane has been studying the characteristics and behaviors of wildfires since graduate school.

Next Generation: Emily Russ

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.