UMCES celebrates in-person Commencement ceremony May 24

April 29, 2022
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) will hold its annual graduate Commencement ceremony on May 24 at its Horn Point Laboratory campus in Cambridge, Maryland. It will feature 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 in Maine.

Addressing the heart of the matter: Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology funds research for Horn Point Faculty

April 28, 2022
Hughes Center has funded two projects that will lend insight into pressing Chesapeake issues; generating reliable oyster production to enhance economic growth in aquaculture and understanding factors that can help farmers turn challenges into opportunities with climate change.

Next Generation: Tan Zou on nutrient management in food production

April 27, 2022
Tan Zou's research focuses on quantifying nutrient budgets (nutrient use, production, and loss) in food production and consumption systems, and identifying gaps in that nutrient management.

Alumni Q&A: Dr. Deborah Bronk MEES ‘92

April 26, 2022
Dr. Deborah Bronk is president and CEO of the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Science in Maine. She has conducted more than 50 research cruises and field studies in freshwater and marine environments that stretch from pole to pole during her three decades of experience as an oceanographer. In December 2020, she was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and recognized for her substantial research advances on the marine nitrogen cycle and for leadership in the ocean science research community.

Opening young minds to career possibilities in marine science

April 26, 2022
Ten students from the Horn Point Lab visited South Dorchester High School to share their stories of how they came to pursue a career in marine science. Talking with science classes in grades 9-12, HPL students shared their wide array of scientific interests and how they hope to have a positive impact with their careers.