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
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UMD Researchers Formulate Cyber Protection for Supply Chains October 22, 2014 UMD researchers have developed an online portal to help companies track developing threats, map their IT supply chains, and anonymously measure themselves against industry peers and NIST standards.
University Sustainability Culture Continues to Grow October 22, 2014 The University of Maryland's sustainability culture continues to grow according to the annual Campus Sustainability Progress Report recently released by the Office of Sustainability.
New Funding to Help UMD Improve STEM Teaching October 21, 2014 UM-CIRTL at UMD receives funding from the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation to support efforts to improve STEM graduation rates nationwide.
Gift Supports STEM Scholarships, Outreach Program October 20, 2014 UMD has received a five-year, $425,000 gift to support undergraduate student scholarships and an outreach program that encourages middle school students from underrepresented groups to explore
Cheaper silicon means cheaper solar cells October 22, 2014 Researchers have pioneered a new approach to manufacturing solar cells that requires less silicon and can accommodate silicon with more impurities than is currently the standard. Those changes
Predicting the predator threatening a squirrel by analyzing its sounds and tail movements October 21, 2014 Biologists found the could quite accurately predict what type of predator was threatening a squirrel by analyzing its sounds and tail movements.