Press Releases

Long-term reduction in nutrient pollution spurs unprecedented recovery of aquatic grasses in Chesapeake Bay

March 5, 2018
According to a new study, the resurgence of grasses here—and similar recent comebacks seen throughout out the estuary in recent years—are the direct result of decades of efforts to reduce nutrient pollution in the Chesapeake Bay.

UMCES joins 10 Billion Oyster Project as Scientific Advisor

February 26, 2018
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science joins the Chesapeake 10 Billion Oyster Partnership, a multi-year collaborative effort to add 10 billion oysters to the Bay by 2025, as a scientific advisor committed to sound science-based management of the Bay's oyster population.

“High Tide in Dorchester”: Special community film preview and Q&A

February 15, 2018
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Horn Point Laboratory and Dorchester Citizens for Planned Growth will host a special community preview of the one-hour documentary “High Tide in Dorchester” on Friday, March 9, at 447 Venue, 447 Race St, Cambridge. Doors open at 5:30 film starts at 6.

NSF grant awarded to fund study of using augmented reality to interest girls in STEM

January 31, 2018
Cat Stylinski and colleagues have 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.

R.V. Truitt Laboratory Building awarded for sustainability

January 30, 2018
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s R.V. Truitt Laboratory Building has been awarded the 2017 U.S. Green Building Council’s Maryland Community Leader Award for Higher Education in recognition of overall commitment to sustainability and efficiency.