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University of Maryland
The E-newsletter of the UMD College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences
February 2022
(L-R) Physics' Sarah Eno and Entomology's Leslie Pick
Physics' Sarah Eno and Entomology's Leslie Pick Named 2021 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
They were elected by their peers for their "efforts on behalf of the advancement of science, or its applications, [which] are scientifically or socially distinguished." Read More »
(L-R) Mathematics major Steven Jin and computer science and mathematics double major Naveen Raman The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation logo
Two Science Terps Named 2022 Churchill Scholars

Mathematics major Steven Jin and computer science and mathematics double major Naveen Raman are among only 14 scholars nationwide.
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Three Assistant Professors Receive 2022 Sloan Research Fellowships

Mathematics' Lei Chen, Physics' Alicia Kollár, and Chemistry and Biochemistry's Pratyush Tiwary received the awards. More »
A group of young women at computers Katherine Calvin. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
Students Kickstart Their Tech Careers with Micro-internships

Break Through Tech DC launches its first UMD Sprinternship™ program with 15 companies and 58 undergraduates. More »
Katherine Calvin Named NASA Chief Scientist and Senior Climate Advisor

Calvin (B.S. '03, mathematics; B.S. '03, computer science) will advise agency leadership and provide recommendations for agency programs. More »
Dave Baggett with Inky the octopus on his shoulder Satellite image of record duration lightning flash over Uruguay and Argentina
Video Games, Flight Search and an Octopus Named Inky

Dave Baggett's (B.S. '92, computer science and linguistics) eclectic entrepreneurial success story includes his latest startup, INKY Technology. More »
ESSIC's Daile Zhang Helps Certify Two New 'Megaflash' Lightning Records

The new records demonstrate advances in satellite remote sensing tech, meteorology and climate.
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Biology professor Nikolas Francis Watercolor art of a row of trees with others buried beneath them. Credit: Lauren Biagini
Biology's Nikolas Francis Beats His Own Drum

Francis, who studies how our brains process sound, was the first faculty member recruited by the Brain and Behavior Institute. More »
Burying Trees to Fight Climate Change

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science's Ning Zeng explores underground wood burial as a strategy for long-term carbon removal. More »

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Dean's Voices of Inclusive Excellence Lecture

"A Lab of One's Own: One Woman's Personal Journey Through Sexism in Science" will be presented in person and on Zoom by Rita Colwell, Distinguished University Professor Emerita at UMD. More »


Science on Tap

"Wood Vault: Burying Woody Biomass to Fight Climate Change—A Simple Idea That May Actually Work"
Speaker: Ning Zeng, UMD More »


Giving Day

Giving Day is a 24-hour opportunity to join members of the University of Maryland community in investing in causes across campus. Let’s come together to support Science Terps! More »

MAR 14

Pi Day

Save the date! Our annual Pi Day festivities will be back this year.

Mar 15

Jeffrey I. Mechanick, M.D. Quantum Biology Lecture

Speaker: Mark Gerstein, Albert L. Williams Professor of Biomedical Informatics & Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry & Computer Science, Yale University. More »

Apr 1

Tobin J. Marks Lecture in Chemical Discovery

"The Organometallic Chemistry of Chemically Recyclable Plastics"
Speaker: Paul J. Chirik, Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Chemistry, Princeton University.
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