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IMET summer internship program aims to increase diversity in marine sciences

September 10, 2020
Over the past 19 summers, more than 220 students from across the country have had the chance to work with some of the world’s leading scientists at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET). Through the IMET Summer Undergraduate Internship Program, students who are from historically underrepresented backgrounds in marine and environmental science have the opportunity to conduct their own research projects.

USM Board of Regents honors Monica Gellene and Amy Griffin with Staff Awards

August 4, 2020
Two University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science staff members have received the University System of Maryland’s prestigious 2019-2020 USM Board of Regents Staff Award.

UMCES Graduates Students Awarded 2021 Knauss Fellowship

July 30, 2020
Two University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science graduate students have been named finalists of the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program sponsored by Sea Grant and NOAA. Shadaesha Green and Suzi Spitzer will join the 42nd class of the fellowship, and be placed in a government organization at a position in either the Executive or Legislative branches of government on coastal and marine science policy for one year.

Innovative research that uses algae to trap greenhouse gas emissions receives $3M

June 23, 2020
UMCES researchers were selected to receive $3M award from U.S. Department of Energy to develop a scalable carbon-negative bioreactor system to capture carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming, from power plant flue gases.

Ratcliffe Environmental Entrepreneurs Fellowship sets up students for success in business

June 9, 2020
Each year, two awards are presented to graduate students following the completion of the Ratcliffe Environmental Entrepreneurs Fellowship. This year, Lauren Jonas won for “Best Product” for Probeeotic, a dry probiotic spray to help the immune systems of bees. Morgan Ross won “Best Presentation” for her work to develop a wearable toxin sensor for Brevetoxin aerosols.

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