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College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences
(L-R) Professor Lai-Xi Wang and Dean Amitabh Varshney wearing academic regalia at the 2023 Convocation ceremony
Chris Laskowski Efrain Rodriguez
Mathematics' Chris Laskowski Named Distinguished Scholar-Teacher

Hailed as a 'leading logician,' Laskowski has been teaching at UMD since 1989. More »
Chemistry and Biochemistry's Efrain Rodriguez Named Distinguished Scholar-Teacher

A materials chemist, Rodriguez has been teaching at UMD for more than a decade. More »
Hilary Bierman David Straney
Biology's Hilary Bierman Received Provost’s Excellence Award for Professional Track Faculty

Bierman helped create UMD’s neuroscience major from scratch—and launched it during a global pandemic. More »
Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics' David Straney Received Provost's Academic Advisor of the Year Award

Straney was recognized for his dedication to supporting biological sciences students throughout their undergraduate years. More »
Bahar Asgari Scott Wolpert
Computer Science's Bahar Asgari Received Department of Energy Early Career Award

Asgari was one of 93 recipients from 47 universities across the country. More »
Mathematics' Scott Wolpert to Lead National Project on DEI in Mathematics and Statistics

The project is supported by a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. More »
Potomac River Sasha Philippov
Scientific Review Finds Climate Change Is Hurting the Water Quality of Rivers

Geology's Sujay Kaushal, who contributed to the study, has seen the impact on local waterways firsthand. More »
Physics' Sasha Philippov Investigates Plasmas Surrounding the 'Most Mysterious and Exotic Objects in the Universe'

Since joining UMD in May 2022, Philippov has taken on several new projects, including the modeling of electrodynamic processes related to neutron stars and black holes. More »

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Science on Tap
"How is NASA spending our money?"
Speaker: Ricardo Arevalo Jr., Associate Professor, UMD Department of Geology LEARN MORE »


Dean's Distinguished Lecture
"Scaling Machine Learning and Generative AI in the Enterprise"
Speaker: Bratin Saha, Vice President of Machine Learning and AI Services at Amazon Web Services LEARN MORE »

OCT 10

Shih-I Pai Distinguished Lecture
"Generation, Detection and Application of Twisted Waves of Light and Neutrons"
Speaker: Charles Clark, Joint Quantum Institute, National Institute of Standards & Technology and University of Maryland LEARN MORE »


CMNS Ice Cream Social
Students, faculty and staff are invited to mingle and enjoy ice cream. LEARN MORE »


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