Record number of oysters planted in Chesapeake Bay this year

October 10, 2023
More than 1.7 billion new juvenile oysters have been planted on sanctuary and public oyster reefs in the Chesapeake Bay this year, surpassing an ambitious 2023 planting goal and setting a new annual record. Oysters for the restoration tributaries are grown primarily at University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Horn Point Laboratory.

Cami Martin recognized with UMCES Staff Excellence Award

October 9, 2023
Appalachian Laboratory Coordinator Cami Martin was awarded the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Staff Excellence Award for a 20-year dedication to the university and to the success of the Appalachian Laboratory. The facility’s expert on purchasing and procurement, her duties include inventory control, managing vehicles for critical fieldwork and travel, and facilities administration.

Summit explores how ‘big data’ and collaboration can solve environmental challenges

October 5, 2023
More than 150 leaders in science, industry, government, and the nonprofit world came together to discuss how to harness the power of big data and new technologies to accelerate solutions to society's most complex environmental challenges .

Appalachian Lab seeks nominations for Inspiration Award

October 3, 2023
Nominations are currently open for the 2024 Appalachian Laboratory Inspiration Award. The award recognizes those who provide or support science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) initiatives in the following counties: Garrett, Allegany and Washington Counties in Maryland; Bedford, Fulton, and Somerset counties in Pennsylvania; and Mineral, Morgan, Preston, and Hampshire counties in West Virginia.

President Peter Goodwin retires after 40 years in science and higher education

September 22, 2023
After a 40-year career in science and higher education culminating in leading Maryland’s university for the environment, President Peter Goodwin retires at the end of September. He has been leading the university’s commitment to unbiased scientific research and public service while developing the next generation of environmental scientists since 2017.