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The E-newsletter of the UMD College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences
Undergraduates' Microbiology Experiment Returns from International Space Station
Experiment designed by Rushi Challa and Natalie Ivanina tested how well viruses could attack bacteria in microgravity. More »
UMD Part of $15 Million
National Science Foundation Quantum Computing Project

Physics' Chris Monroe and Alexey Gorshkov are members of the project, which aims to build the world's first practical quantum computer.
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Three Graduate Students Receive 2018 NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowships

Cheng Da, Pradip Gatkine and Angela Marusiak received the award, which provides up to $45,000 a year. More »
Undergraduate Madeline Beaudry Awarded 2018 NOAA Hollings Scholarship

Beaudry is pursuing dual degrees in biological sciences and geographical sciences. More »
Star-Swallowing Black Holes Reveal Secrets in Exotic Light Shows - Quanta Magazine

Astronomy's Suvi Gezari discusses her research on tidal disruption events. More »
Gnats Crave Tears - WTOP

Entomology's Mike Raupp explains why gnats fly around people's eyes. More »
New Shark Species Honors the Late Eugenia "Genie" Clark (Biology) - Gizmodo

The newly identified species of deepwater shark, Squalus clarkae, is also known as Genie's dogfish. More »
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