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.

Appalachian Laboratory welcomes Maryland Biodiversity Project for March Watershed Moments

February 22, 2018
On Thursday, March 8, at 6:30 pm, the Appalachian Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science will welcome Bill Hubick of the Maryland Biodiversity Project as the next speaker in the Watershed Moments Community Learning Series. If you love photography or spending time in outdoor Maryland, you won't want to miss this visually powerful event!

Bigger, stronger, disastrous: How climate change fuels wildfires

February 15, 2018
Mark Cochrane has been studying the characteristics and behaviors of wildfires since graduate school. Now a professor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Appalachian Laboratory, Cochrane discusses how wildfires differ across regions, if places like California are more prone to fires than others, and his research that shows wildfires will occur more because of climate change.

NSF grant awarded to study how augmented reality could pique girls' interest in science

January 31, 2018
Dr. Cat Stylinski and colleagues received a $1 million three-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to explore using augmented reality (AR) design experiences to pique teen girls’ interest in science and technology.

Researchers to study the value of citizen scientists in data gathering

January 22, 2018
Citizen scientists--volunteers who help with data collection and other tasks—play an increasingly important role in science research. How do we know they have the necessary skills to support robust science findings? Cat Stylinski is leading a team of collaborators to find out.