Press Room

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. 

To reach an expert, contact:

Amy Pelsinsky, Director of Public Relations
410-330-1390 / apelsinsky@umces.edu

Recent Press Releases

Appalachian Laboratory honors environmental champion Dr. Chuck Hager

In honor of outstanding contributions in Western Maryland, the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Appalachian Laboratory has honored Dr. Chuck Hager as recipient of its 2017 Richard A. Johnson Environmental Education Award.

UMCES commits to generating solar energy on Horn Point campus

Solar renewable energy will soon be generated in Cambridge, Maryland on the grounds of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES). UMCES has signed an agreement with Standard Solar, Inc. to install solar field on approximately 10 acres of its Horn Point Laboratory campus.

Recent Press

When collaborative resistance is good

SoMdNews.com
April 19, 2017

Appalachian Lab conducting community survey

The Cumberland Times-News
April 18, 2017

When collaborative resistance is good

Cecil Daily
April 17, 2017

Tred Avon sanctuary work starts again Monday

The Star Democrat
April 16, 2017

Recent News

Why does science matter? UMCES scientists weigh in

UMCES scientists cite historic and modern examples and discuss the unforeseen values of discovery to explain why science matters.

Mario Tamburri receives USM Regents’ Faculty Award for Excellence in Public Service

UMCES' Mario Tamburri received a 2017 USM Regents’ Faculty Award for Excellence in Public Service, the highest honor that the Board bestows to recognize exemplary faculty achievement.

Appalachian Laboratory presents annual Johnson Award to Dr. Charles Hager

UMCES' Appalachian Laboratory gave its annual Richard A. Johnson Environmental Education Award to Dr. Charles Hager, who for 17 years has put together a week-long, overnight camp to introduce kids to the many marvels of western Maryland at Carey Run.