Alexandra Fries receives 2024 President’s Award for Outstanding Research Support

June 3, 2024
UMCES Program Manager, Alexandra Fries, is the recipient of the 2024 President’s Award for Outstanding Research Support, which recognizes the professional achievements by a faculty research assistant who has made an outstanding contribution to leadership in research innovation, mentoring and service.

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science graduates the next generation of environmental science leaders

May 31, 2024
UMCES held its graduate commencement ceremony May 31 at the IMET campus in Baltimore. The ceremony featured the conferral of 11 master's and doctorate degrees to the next generation of leaders in environmental science, distinguished speakers and university awards, and inspiring words from keynote speaker Dr. Rick Spinrad, Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator.

New Allegany County grant sparks innovation and creates public-private partnerships with Appalachian Lab

May 10, 2024
Allegany County Economic and Community Development, the Appalachian Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, and for-profit firms are partnering to advance environmental science and technology development while also creating high paying, long-term jobs in the county.

Report dolphin sightings with Chesapeake DolphinWatch

May 6, 2024
Researchers at UMCES' Chesapeake Biological Laboratory launched the Chesapeake DolphinWatch App in 2017 to allow people who are already enjoying the Chesapeake Bay to report sightings of dolphins, including the time, date, GPS location, number of animals observed, and pictures and video of the animals throughout the bay, creating an unprecedented observation network.

UMCES Ph.D. candidate Jens Wira receives USM Board of Regents Award

May 1, 2024
The USM Board of Regents has awarded a Student Excellence Scholarship to UMCES Ph.D. candidate Jens Wira for his innovative approach to science and artistic collaboration that bridges the gap between complex scientific concepts and public understanding, making science accessible and engaging to all.