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The E-newsletter of the UMD College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences
September 2022
(L-R) Professors Dmitry Dolgopyat, Richard Greene and Zhanqing Li. Credit: Faye Levine.
2022 Distinguished University Professors Named

Mathematics’ Dmitry Dolgopyat, Physics’ Richard Greene and Atmospheric & Oceanic Science’s Zhanqing Li received the university’s highest honor. Read More »

U.S. News and World Report logo A Black Ph.D. graduate standing next to a fellow graduate. She is wearing Ph.D. regalia.
UMD’s Computer Science Undergraduate Program Climbs Two Spots to No. 16 in U.S. News Rankings

The department also ranked in the Top 10 among public schools in five computer science specialties. More »
UMD Ranks 8th for Black Undergraduates Earning Doctorates

UMD was the No. 1 non-historically Black college or university (HBCU) on the list. More »
(L-R) Stephanie Bent and Alyssa Ryan Two young women with backpacks sitting at the UMD mall fountain with the library in the background.
Two CMNS Staff Members Receive Provost’s Academic Advisor of the Year Awards

Stephanie Bent of the Office of Student Services and Alyssa Ryan of Immersive Media Design were recognized for their dedication to students. More »
CMNS Alumni Network Summer Awards Provide Support to Six Undergraduates

The awards help students defray costs related to conducting research, attending conferences or interning. More »
A lithography mask photographed in the lab of physics Assistant Professor Alicia Kollár. Credit: John T. Consoli. A transmission spectrum, made by comparing starlight filtered through a distant planet WASP-39b's atmosphere, with an illustration of the planet. The data reveal what WASP-39b's atmosphere is like. Credt: NASA.
Mapping the Quantum Frontier

UMD expands its footprint as the ‘Capital of Quantum’ with the latest lab and institute to advance quantum computing. More »
Scientists Detect Carbon Dioxide in Exoplanet's Atmosphere

Astronomy’s Eliza Kempton and Thaddeus Komacek were on the research team that analyzed the spectrum of WASP-39 b. More »
A microscopy image of liver tissue damaged by hepatitis C. Credit: Shutterstock. An ion trap
CMNS Researchers Awarded $6.9M to Design and Test Vaccine to Combat Hepatitis C

They aim to design a vaccine to induce broadly neutralizing antibodies and long-term memory T cell responses. More »
CMNS Now Offers Quantum Computing Graduate Certificate

The 12-credit program prepares participants for working with quantum technology in their chosen field. More »
Sujay Kushal standing outside in a shallow stream. A black and white photo of a bat hanging from a cave ceiling. Credit: Remus86-Getty. A group of spotted lanternfly insects on a tree trunk. Credit: Mike Raupp.

Geology’s Sujay Kaushal Warns of Salt Pollution in The Washington Post

Bat Longevity Research by Biology’s Jerry Wilkinson in The Atlantic

Entomology’s Paula Shrewsbury and Mike Raupp Discuss the Spotted Lanternfly Invasion in The Washington Post


Science on Tap
"Earth Strikes Back: The DART Mission to Impact an Asteroid"
Speaker: Derek Richardson, Professor of Astronomy, University of Maryland LEARN MORE »


Russell Marker Lecture
"Asymmetric Organocatalysis: Democratizing Catalysis for a Sustainable World"
Speaker: David MacMillan, 2021 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry LEARN MORE »


Inaugural Charles W. Misner Endowed Lecture in Gravitational Physics
Speaker: Sam Gralla, Associate Professor of Physics, University of Arizona LEARN MORE »


George and Rosalind Helz Distinguished Lecture in Geology
"How Fracking Affects Our Water"
Speaker: Susan L. Brantley, Penn State University LEARN MORE »

OCT 11

Bioscience Day
Bioscience Day returns with research talks, an inventor pitch competition, a poster session, networking panels, a keynote lecture and more. LEARN MORE »

OCT 11

Dr. Shih-I Pai Lecture (Virtual)
Speaker: M. Cristina Marchetti, Distinguished Professor of Physics, Syracuse University LEARN MORE »

OCT 17

Science on Tap
"Nose Knows Best: How our smell changes through life and disease"
Speaker: Ricardo Araneda, Professor of Biology, University of Maryland LEARN MORE »

OCT 25

Paint Branch Distinguished Lecture in Applied Physics
"How Quantum Mechanics Helps Identify Mechanisms and Discover Materials to Combat Climate Change"
Speaker: Emily A. Carter, Princeton University LEARN MORE »

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