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The E-newsletter of the UMD College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences
(L-R) Siobhan Light, Yulia Lim and Eric Robinson
Three Science Terps Awarded 2021 NOAA Hollings Scholarships
Siobhan Light, Yulia Lim and Eric Robinson will receive up to $19,000 over two years and a 10-week paid summer internship at a NOAA facility. More »
Microscopy image of tuberculosis Implosion of a star. Credit: International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/J. da Silva/M. Zamani (NSF's NOIRLab))
Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics' Volker Briken Discovers New Way Tuberculosis Suppresses Immunity

The surprising finding may point to new gene-based treatments and preventative therapies. More »
Study Led by Astronomy Ph.D. Student Tomás Ahumada Reveals a 'Fizzled' Gamma-ray Burst

Astronomers detect shortest gamma-ray burst ever recorded from a collapsing star. More »
Mike Grove (B.S. '02) and Evren Sirin (M.S. '04, Ph.D. '06) Elizabeth Paul
Bringing Data Together to Solve Problems

Computer science alumni Mike Grove (B.S. '02) and Evren Sirin (M.S. '04, Ph.D. '06) are on a mission with their knowledge graph platform company Stardog. More »
Elizabeth Paul (Ph.D. '20, Physics) Receives Award for Best Ph.D. Thesis in Plasma Physics

The American Physical Society's Division of Plasma Physics honors one person each year. More »
A cutaway illustration of Mars Rita Colwell

UMD Geologists on NASA InSight Team Find Surprises from Mars

Data reveals red planet has larger core, less dense crust than expected. More »

UMIACS’ Rita Colwell Finds Microbiome Clues Predicting Celiac Disease Onset

Early, distinct changes can determine which at-risk infants will develop the disease. More »
A tiny drone hovering over a slower. Photo by Nitin Sanket. A Brood X cicada

Computer Science's Yiannis Aloimonos Creates a Buzz with Innovative Drone Ideas

Palm-sized robots could help bees pollinate flowers, search out survivors and watch patients. More »

Entomology’s Mike Raupp on the Next Cicada Invasion:

The dog-day cicada is an annual cicada that emerges during mid-summer. More »


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