Biological Sciences

Carrying on a philanthropic legacy

Behind every story of giving lies a story about someone’s generosity. For Hema Gowda ’01, biological sciences, this story was about continuing a generational legacy through philanthropy. 

Man wearing face mask walking in commencement regalia waving at audience

Pres. Freeman Hrabowski honors Class of 2022 at final commencement as UMBC leader

Nearly 1,800 students walked across the stage at Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena this week during UMBC’s 78th graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies. After pausing to receive their congratulatory elbow bumps from President Freeman Hrabowski and other leaders, they could breathe a sigh of relief, knowing their hard work and perseverance paid off. 

For the Love of Dirty Jobs

People who care about change must be willing to plunge their hands deep into the mess of this world. It’s a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it.

Sherman Scholars Live Out Founder’s Legacy

Following the passing of George Sherman, the Sherman STEM Teacher Scholars carry on the legacy of inclusive education in underserved communities.

The Hospitality of UMBC’s Student Clubs

As a new semester gets underway dozens student organizations readily welcome Retrievers who may not assume that the club is for them.

Her Science Is the World’s

By leading the team behind the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, Kizzmekia Corbett has already changed the world—she is also helping change the future of research.

What makes something smell good or bad?

What makes something smell good or bad? A UMBC biology lab studying the brain and sense of smell addresses our reactions to pleasant and unpleasant odors.

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