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Sophia Ahn awarded the 2021 Ryan Saba Memorial Student Fellowship

May 24, 2021
Sophia Ahn, PhD student, was selected by the Horn Point Laboratory’s Education Committee to be the 7th recipient of the Ryan Saba Memorial Student Fellowship. This annual award was established by Ryan’s family and friends to honor and remember him as an example of someone who strove to make each day better by applying one’s passion to science. Each Saba Fellow is selected for their plans to apply the fellowship award toward advancing their research and career.

IMET graduate student-turned entrepreneur is converting algae into a successful biofuel business

May 3, 2021
As a graduate student, Ryan Powell discovered a technique to harvest algae cheaply enough to produce algal biofuels economically. He decided that he wanted to make sure his technology made a difference in the world.

NSF awards $1 million for coastal ocean research to understand the ecology at the interface of the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean

April 16, 2021
The National Science Foundation has awarded $1 million to a team of researchers at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science to study how the nutrient plume of the nation’s largest estuary, the Chesapeake Bay, changes over the course of the year and what those changes mean for food webs and nutrient cycles in the coastal Atlantic Ocean.

Eric Davidson named Jefferson Science Fellow

April 2, 2021
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Professor and Appalachian Laboratory Director Eric A. Davidson, an international leader in global nitrogen cycle research, has been named a Jefferson Science Fellow.

Xin Zhang receives NSF CAREER Award

April 1, 2021
The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Assistant Professor Xin Zhang a Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award to lead a five-year collaborative research program in the Chesapeake Bay region to help understand how to align improvements in sustainable nitrogen management in crop and livestock production with pollution reduction in the watershed.

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