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Dinah and Bryan determined this is the tag for Research & Creative Achievement articles that belong in the first feature row. 9/1/2022

A researcher stands smiling at camera. Large room-sized machines with wires and metal cylinders in background is for testing fusion concepts.

Star power: UMBC’s Carlos Romero-Talamás explains why fusion is grabbing headlines

On a recent Tuesday in December, UMBC’s Carlos Romero-Talamás escorted a TV crew from Baltimore into one of his labs. The reporters were there to talk about a just announced fusion power milestone achieved at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, but they quickly became interested in Romero-Talamás’s own experiments too. He is questing after the same fusion milestone using equipment that’s much simpler and cheaper. Continue Reading Star power: UMBC’s Carlos Romero-Talamás explains why fusion is grabbing headlines

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NSF awards UMBC’s Lauren Clay $624K Convergence Accelerator grant to address food insecurity in disasters

“Food security is a basic human need and is highly susceptible to disruption when families and communities experience disasters,” says Lauren Clay. She is working to improve food system resilience and decrease disaster-induced food insecurity in communities impacted by hurricanes. Continue Reading NSF awards UMBC’s Lauren Clay $624K Convergence Accelerator grant to address food insecurity in disasters

10 people in professional clothing pose, smiling at camera in front of GRIT-X 2022 backdrop.

GRIT-X 2022 brings to life the “essence” of UMBC research and creative achievement

Amid a bustling day filled with Homecoming excitement, GRIT-X returned to UMBC this month for its sixth year, delivering a wide-ranging lineup of Retriever excellence in action. Held in the Fine Arts Recital Hall, this year’s GRIT-X was the first for new UMBC President Valerie Sheares Ashby. Enjoying one engaging talk after another, she deemed the event “the essence of UMBC.” Continue Reading GRIT-X 2022 brings to life the “essence” of UMBC research and creative achievement

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UMBC to co-lead new Baltimore Social-Environmental Collaborative with $2.3M grant

The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) has funded Urban Integrated Field Laboratories in three American cities (including Baltimore) to generate resilience-enhancing solutions to urban climate challenges in collaboration with community organizations. “What we want to try to do is partner with the communities to come up with solutions to these climate impact problems,” Claire Welty say, “and then what we’re bringing to the table are our tools to implement that.” Continue Reading UMBC to co-lead new Baltimore Social-Environmental Collaborative with $2.3M grant

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