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Max Hartley ’24: Enthusiastic quantum thermodynamics researcher

Maxfield Hartley ’24, physics, is an “exceptionally talented student with a truly inquisitive mind,” according to his mentor, Associate Professor Sebastian Deffner. Max’s thermodynamics research applying physical principles to music bends the mind, but leaves one wanting to know more—and his enthusiasm is contagious. Later this summer, Max is headed to an interdisciplinary and international doctoral program at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology in Okinawa, Japan. Continue Reading Max Hartley ’24: Enthusiastic quantum thermodynamics researcher

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Month of Earth Day events culminates with 8th Annual Earth Day Symposium

This year, UMBC partnered with the EPA to host more events than ever before for Earth Day: a total of 18 throughout the month of April. “A tradition we are really proud of is that this event is 100 percent planned and implemented by our graduate students,” shared Zhibo Zhang about the concluding Earth Day Symposium. Continue Reading Month of Earth Day events culminates with 8th Annual Earth Day Symposium

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UMBC partners with American Statistical Association to organize annual African International Conference on Statistics

The African International Conference on Statistics, led by UMBC, is poised to enter a new era with support from the American Statistical Association. “Now we stand as partners with the world’s largest statistical association, the American Statistical Association,” Yehenew Kifle says. “This partnership with ASA lays the foundation for great optimism about a promising future for the AIC.” Continue Reading UMBC partners with American Statistical Association to organize annual African International Conference on Statistics

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Inaugural CNMS Science Discovery Series hits the mark with community audience

The College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences (CNMS) hosted its first CNMS Science Discovery Series event on March 27. The goal of the series is to give back to the community by offering an opportunity for non-experts to learn about the research happening in their backyards, and it was a big success.  Continue Reading Inaugural CNMS Science Discovery Series hits the mark with community audience

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William Gao, mentee of UMBC statistician Yi Huang, named finalist in Regeneron Talent Search

Gao and Huang’s research led to the development of a mobile diagnostic system to identify cancerous regions in tumor samples, which they hope will eventually benefit patients in remote areas. Gao will participate in a week-long final Regeneron Talent Search competition next week in Washington, D.C., where he and the other finalists will compete for more than $1.8 million in awards. Continue Reading William Gao, mentee of UMBC statistician Yi Huang, named finalist in Regeneron Talent Search

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UMBC-led Aquaculture Research Center donates thousands of pounds of seafood to local food pantries

“The U.S. is the largest importer of seafood in the world. Currently the oceans are overfished, and IMET is working on innovative aquaculture platforms that will reduce U.S. and global dependence on wild fisheries stocks,” Yonathan Zohar says. “Through these donations, we can also provide a small level of societal benefit right away and close to home.” Continue Reading UMBC-led Aquaculture Research Center donates thousands of pounds of seafood to local food pantries

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