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UMCES graduates next generation of environmental leaders

May 25, 2022
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) held its annual Commencement on Tuesday, May 24, featuring the conferral of master's and doctorate degrees, distinguished speakers and university awards, and keynote speaker Dr. Deborah Bronk (MEES Ph.D. '92), oceanographer and President and CEO of the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences.

Eric Schott selected by UMCES graduate students as outstanding faculty mentor

May 25, 2022
Associate Research Professor Eric Schott, a marine ecologist whose research focuses on understanding aquatic health, has been selected by the graduate student body at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology to receive the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award for his dedication to both science and his students.

8th Ryan Saba Memorial Student Fellowship Awarded

May 22, 2022
The Horn Point Laboratory (HPL) awarded the 8th Ryan Saba Memorial Student Fellowship to open the student seminar program on Friday, May 6. The annual award of the Fellowship honors Ryan’s boundless curiosity about nature and life and his zest for making each day better than yesterday. This year’s recipient is PhD student, Catherine Fitzgerald.

Explore the World of Marine Science, Tour the Horn Point Laboratory

May 22, 2022
Dive into science and see the Bay the Horn Point way! Every Tuesday at 10:00 am from Memorial Day through Labor Day tours will be offered to lead you through the amazing world of marine science taking place at the Horn Point Laboratory (HPL). Free and open to the public, these 90-minute walking tours are led by Horn Point Lab’s graduate students. For more information, 410-221-8383 or email tours@umces.edu.

Xin Zhang receives President’s Award for Excellence in Application of Science

May 20, 2022
President Peter Goodwin has awarded the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES)’s annual President’s Award for Excellence in Application of Science to Xin Zhang, associate professor and expert in sustainable agriculture at UMCES’ Appalachian Laboratory, for her outstanding contributions and global leadership in improving understanding of the intersection between food production needs, economic concerns, and the environment.