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UMD | Fearless Ideas
The E-newsletter of the UMD College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences
April 2020
Four Science Terps Named 2020 Goldwater Scholars
This year's winners are juniors Jesse Matthews (chemical engineering and mathematics), Scott Moroch (physics), Seungtaek Daniel Oh (biological sciences) and Pavan Ravindra (biochemistry and computer science). Over the last decade, UMD students have been awarded the most Goldwater Scholarships in the nation. More »
Making a Difference, One Face Shield Part at a Time

Chemistry & Biochemistry's Paul Paukstelis is helping to manufacture COVID-19 protection for medical workers in his home. By early April, he had donated 500 headband pieces to organizations that assemble face shields and distribute them to area hospitals. More »
Alumnus Michael Cancro Talks COVID-19 and Immune Response in Knowable Magazine

Cancro (B.S. '73, Ph.D. '76, zoology), a University of Pennsylvania immunologist, worries that any coronavirus vaccine may be less effective for older adults – just as current vaccines are for other diseases. More »
Gifts Pour in to Student Crisis Fund. So Do Pleas for Help

$268K has been donated to the fund, which has helped 1,100 students since the pandemic began. More »
Fighting COVID-19 in the ER: Biochemistry Alumnus Larry Edelman’s Story

Baltimore emergency physician shares the fears and challenges of working on the front lines. More »
NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Awarded to 17 Science Terps

College awardees include eight current undergraduates, three recent alumni, and six current graduate students (one of whom is also a recent graduate). More »
Three College Faculty Members Won Prestigious Simons Fellowships

Chemistry & Biochemistry's Christopher Jarzynski and Mathematics' Jacob Bedrossian and Leonid Koralov earned yearlong sabbaticals to focus on research.
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We Live in a Croissant-shaped Giant Bubble – Forbes

Physics' James Drake co-authored a study revealing that the heliosphere—the vast region around the sun extending more than twice as far as Pluto—should really be called the helio-crescent. More »
Scientist on Skates. Meet Entomologist – and Roller Derby Player – Anahí Espíndola

Students may know Espíndola as an assistant professor of entomology, but off campus she's a starting player on the DC Rollergirls roller derby team. More »
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