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Summer Undergraduate Research Fest spotlights next generation of scientists

“SURF’s growth demonstrates the commitment of UMBC to undergraduate research and getting the next generation of researchers prepared,” says Lasse Lindahl. More than 250 people turned out for the August event to learn what 83 intrepid undergrads have been up to this summer. Continue reading Summer Undergraduate Research Fest spotlights next generation of scientists

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Three UMBC students receive Goldwater Scholarships, a national investment in future STEM leaders

“As a first generation college student, I feel extremely fortunate to be pursuing higher education, let alone a career in scientific research,” says Daniel Ocasio. “To me, earning the Goldwater Scholarship is recognition of all those who made it possible…” Continue reading Three UMBC students receive Goldwater Scholarships, a national investment in future STEM leaders

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PBS documentary features neuroscientist Kafui Dzirasa’s new approach to treating bipolar disorder

Kafui Dzirasa ’01 is featured in a PBS documentary that offers a glimpse into the lives of people with bipolar disorder. He is developing an electrical device that would stabilize a person’s mood without the side effects caused by medications. Continue reading PBS documentary features neuroscientist Kafui Dzirasa’s new approach to treating bipolar disorder

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UMBC’s 2016 NSF Graduate Research Fellows share gratitude for research experience, mentorship

Through this program “the nation invests in those individuals who have shown great potential to…become the next generation of research leaders,” explains Janet Rutledge, vice provost and dean of the Graduate School at UMBC. Continue reading UMBC’s 2016 NSF Graduate Research Fellows share gratitude for research experience, mentorship

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Congressman Elijah Cummings discusses UMBC’s research leadership and commitment to Baltimore during campus visit

Faculty speak about UMBC’s well-rounded research portfolio and focus in on research strengths in physics, geosciences, space science, and bioengineering; students share career goals and experiences working with local communities. Continue reading Congressman Elijah Cummings discusses UMBC’s research leadership and commitment to Baltimore during campus visit

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Urban Water Innovation Network connects UMBC students and faculty with research partners nationwide

The Baltimore Sun highlights UMBC as a university that offers students various research opportunities. UMBC undergraduate students are involved in research that impacts UWIN’s goal of creating solutions to help prepare communities to respond to water crises. Continue reading Urban Water Innovation Network connects UMBC students and faculty with research partners nationwide

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Neuroscientist Kafui Dzirasa to receive Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

Kafui Dzirasa ’01 is named a recipient of the highest honor the U.S. government awards to science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their research careers. He is working to develop a “pacemaker” for the brain. Continue reading Neuroscientist Kafui Dzirasa to receive Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

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Lee Blaney’s sustainability-focused engineering research examines the potential impact and value of waste streams

The National Science Foundation has recognized Lee Blaney, assistant professor of chemical, biochemical, and environmental engineering (CBEE), as a tremendously promising researcher in concurrently funding three projects that work to reimagine waste streams as important resources and investigate threats from … Continue reading Lee Blaney’s sustainability-focused engineering research examines the potential impact and value of waste streams

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UMBC researchers develop affordable incubator for vulnerable newborns in low-resource areas

In low- and middle-income countries, gaps in healthcare infrastructure and high costs for medical supplies and services can mean high numbers of babies dying in their first week of life. Often, these deaths are due to “extremely preventable causes,” says … Continue reading UMBC researchers develop affordable incubator for vulnerable newborns in low-resource areas

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UMBC students explain what environmental engineers do in video for international competition

UMBC environmental engineering students have created a YouTube video to help middle and high school students and the broader public understand the kinds of work environmental engineers do and the impacts their work has on the world. They developed the … Continue reading UMBC students explain what environmental engineers do in video for international competition