Hurricane Maria potential game-changer for Horn Point student’s research

May 1, 2018
Juan Alvarez regularly returns to his native Puerto Rico to understand the ecology behind the island's lucrative bioluminescent bays, but he had to put his research on hold after Hurricane Maria devastated the island. Seven months later, he will return to see his family and see how much the storm that changed the island changed his research focus.

Horn Point Laboratory flips switch on new solar field

April 24, 2018
The switch was flipped on a new solar field spanning 10 acres on the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Horn Point Laboratory campus. The 11,000 solar panels are expected to generate the equivalent of 50% of the campus’ annual energy consumption.

Horn Point Laboratory Professor Jeffrey Cornwell receives highest university award

April 20, 2018
Jeffrey Cornwell has received a 2018 USM Regents’ Faculty Award for Excellence in Public Service, the highest honor that the Board bestows to recognize exemplary faculty achievement.

Bridging the Gap: Women grad students talk rise of STEM, power of diversity in science

March 29, 2018
PODCAST: Women graduate students from UMCES' four laboratories talk about their experiences pursuing a degree in science at a time when more women are joining them in the field. Our conversation includes the rise of STEM learning in early education and the power of diversity of all kinds in science.

Jerry Harris: a hunter and conservationist who is “giving back”

March 6, 2018
This year, Horn Point Laboratory will award Jerry Harris its 2018 Chesapeake Champion prize for his vision and leadership in marshland restoration and conservation.