It is with real pleasure that I welcome you to the Council of the Environment of the University of Maryland. Our University has tremendous breadth and depth in environmental and earth system science and, as a land grant university, is committed to bringing those resources to support the work of local communities and government, and to promote economic development in the State. Our strengths spread across a wide spectrum of academic fields such as anthropology, agriculture, architecture, climate and earth science, ecology, economics, energy, engineering for sustainable infrastructure, public health, public policy, sociology, and transportation. The Council will work to integrate this diversity of effort and to develop new opportunities. The public and private sectors in the State are also deeply engaged in environmental issues, to which they too bring great strengths. The Council will build new partnerships to connect these efforts with the University. As Chair, I am excited at the...
Eric Wachsman is the University of Maryland Energy Research Center's first director. Wachsman spearheaded the creation of the Florida Institute for Sustainable Energy at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla. He received a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Stanford University and a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to coming to the University of Florida, Wachsman rose through the ranks from post-doctorate to senior scientist at SRI International. Wachsman has focused his career on developing advanced, efficient, energy conversion devices and technologies. His research is on ionic transport in solids and the heterogeneous electrocatalysis at their surface. This research includes the development of solid oxide fuel cells, gas separation membranes, solid-state gas sensors, the electrocatalytic conversion of CH4, and the post-combustion reduction of NOx using advanced ion conducting materials.
An Environmental Knight Visits UMD this Fall September 10, 2014 Sir Robert Watson, renowned British atmospheric scientist, will be visiting campus this October, thanks to the Council on the Environment and the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic
DataBay Challenge: Using Data to Save the Chesapeake Bay September 03, 2014 While some headed to the beach during the first weekend of August, eighty policy makers, scientists, activists and students put their heads together for the first DataBay Challenge at the
UMDConE September 23, 2014 Climate Summit 2014 - 1) Opening Ceremony 2) National action and ambition announ... http://t.co/5FBjGzeHR5 2 hours ago from Twitter for Websites
UMDConE September 23, 2014 2014 Arctic Sea Ice Minimum Sixth Lowest on Record | NASA http://t.co/DUZ0JkXuVR 2 hours ago from Twitter for Websites
Reimagining Route 1 as Prominent Arts and Culture District September 23, 2014 As the university and city consider plans to reinvigorate Baltimore Avenue, the College of Arts and Humanities' Center for Synergy is asking the community to rethink the area and to imagine the
UMD Recognized for Top Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programs September 22, 2014 The University of Maryland has been named one of the country's "Best Colleges for Entrepreneurs" by the Princeton Review.
UMD Honors Local Communities for Sustainability Efforts September 19, 2014 The Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland honored five Prince George's County municipalities for achieving Sustainable Maryland Certified status.
UMD Alumna Awarded 2014 "Genius Grant" September 18, 2014 The MacArthur Foundation has named its 2014 class of MacArthur Fellows, including University of Maryland alumna Pamela O. Long, a historian of science and technology.
Actions on climate change bring better health, study says September 22, 2014 The number of extremely hot days in Eastern and Midwestern U.S. cities is projected to triple by mid-century, according to a new study. In presenting their synthesis, the study authors seek to
Answer to restoring lost island biodiversity found in fossils September 22, 2014 Many native species have vanished from tropical islands because of human impact, but scientists have discovered how fossils can be used to restore lost biodiversity. The key lies in organic