Press Releases

“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.

Researchers to study the value of citizen scientists in data gathering

January 22, 2018
Cat Stylinski of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Appalachian Laboratory is leading a team of collaborators to determine if citizen scientist have the necessary skills to support robust science findings.

The ocean is slowly suffocating, reports international team of scientists

January 4, 2018
An international team of scientists warns that the ocean may run out of breath unless action is taken to rein in climate change and nutrient pollution. In the first sweeping look at the causes, consequences and solutions to low oxygen worldwide, published in Science, researchers reveal that the amount of oxygen in the world’s oceans and coastal waters is steadily decreasing.