REACT Wins First Appalachian Laboratory Inspiration Award

May 8, 2023
The Appalachian Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) is pleased to announce Robotics and Engineering in Allegany County- Together (REACT) as the inaugural winner of the new Appalachian Laboratory Inspiration Award.

Salt Contamination of Drinking Water is a growing threat at home and globally

April 30, 2023
Access to clean and safe drinking water is critical to public health and economic prosperity. About 70% of U.S. drinking water supply comes from surface waters, including the tidal fresh regions of estuaries. This is under threat due to climate change, salinization and human pressures. Led by Professor Ming Li, UMCES-HPL, an interdisciplinary team will examine risks and knowledge gaps on this growing threat.

USM Chancellor appoints Bill Dennison to serve as UMCES interim president

April 27, 2023
As a leadership transition approaches for fall 2023 at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), University System of Maryland (USM) Chancellor Jay A. Perman has appointed longtime UMCES vice president Bill Dennison as interim president, effective Sept. 25.

Former State Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp joins University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Board of Visitors

April 26, 2023
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), Maryland’s environmental research university, has appointed former State Treasurer Nancy Kopp to its Board of Visitors.

Research team to explore the role clams, salt marshes play in carbon cycling in estuaries

April 21, 2023
An interdisciplinary team of researchers across six institutions was awarded a $3.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate the role that clams, salt marshes and seagrasses—also known as macrobiota—play in carbon cycling in estuaries. The research will be carried out through a coordinated program of field measurements, laboratory experiments, historical data analysis, and numerical modeling, all focused on the Chesapeake Bay.