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SCIENCE IN A SHELL
The E-newsletter of the UMD College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences
FEBRUARY 2019
UMD Scientists Develop First Fabric to Automatically Cool or Insulate Depending on Conditions
Chemistry and Biochemistry's YuHuang Wang and Physics' Min Ouyang created a fabric that dynamically regulates heat passing through it.
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Saving Citrus?

Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics' Anne Simon developed a new approach to halt disease threatening Florida farms—and your morning orange juice. More »
Computer Science's John Dickerson Receives NSF CAREER Award

Dickerson's research focuses on improving market systems using artificial intelligence. More »
Machine Learning Helps Target Cancer Patients for Immunotherapy

Computer Science's Max Leiserson used computer modeling to identify data hospitals should collect to more accurately predict cancer patients' immune response to therapy. More »
New Research Uses Curiosity Rover to Measure Gravity on Mars

Geology's Nicholas Schmerr repurposed data from the Mars rover's navigational instruments to learn about the geologic history of Gale Crater and Mount Sharp. More »
Data Desert Hinders Efforts to Study How Arctic Wildlife is Adapting to Climate Change

Biology's Eliezer Gurarie pleads for better snow data to understand how changing snowscapes are affecting the animals that live in high Northern latitudes. More »
Revising the History of Big, Climate-Altering Volcanic Eruptions

Geology's James Farquhar helps refine the 2,600-year history of large eruptions that inject planet-cooling particles into the stratosphere. More »
$100,000 Gift Will Support Chemistry and Biochemistry Graduate Students

Fredric (M.S. '64, Ph.D. '67, chemistry) and Claire Feldman's gift will provide funds for the little "extras" that make graduate study easier and more rewarding. More »
Leave it to Entomology Graduate Student S. Augusta "Gussie" Maccracken

Maccracken analyzes fossilized leaves and insects to uncover ancient ecosystems in western North America. More »
For more in-depth stories, read
Odyssey
go.umd.edu/odyssey

Video: Exploring Alaska with College Park Scholars

Video: What's Killing the Honey Bees? (CBS Baltimore)

Video: BioFIRE—Living and Learning Together

Wed.
FEB 20
Maryland is Coming to Howard County 

Join President Loh and fellow Terp leaders and students for an evening showcasing Fearless Ideas—our boldest campaign shaping Maryland and the world. More »
Tues.
FEB 26
Science on Tap 

Join us for our monthly lecture series at MilkBoy ArtHouse. Amitabh Varshney will tell us about virtual and augmented reality. More »
Wed.
FEB 27
Terrapin Disruptors Silicon Valley Alumni Reception 

Discover, mix and mingle with fellow Terps at this TED-style event featuring UMD alumni sharing insights on the future of technology and business. More »
Wed.
MAR 6
Giving Day 

Giving Day is a one-day fundraising event for all members of the UMD community, including faculty, staff and students. The goal is to raise critical funding and engage donors to advance the university‚Äôs mission. More »

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