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1/24/2017 CUERE welcomes Debbie Wellens as our new Business Services Specialist.

12/31/2016 CUERE’s long-time accountant, Sabrina Strohmier, has retired.

11/12/2016 Under support from National Science Foundation’s CNH (Coupled Natural and Human Systems) program, CUERE researchers have published their final results in the Journal of American Water Resources Association on on coupling hydrological and urban growth models for the Baltimore metropolitan region.

10/17/16  John Lagrosa has been named CUERE’s new Environmental Data Manager. John holds a BA in Economics, a MS in Information Systems/Technology, and a PhD in Forest Resources and Conservation with a specialization in Urban Ecology. We are thrilled to have John join our dynamic team!

8/24/16 Andy Miller appeared on the Marc Steiner Show on August 23, 2016  to discuss the Baton Rouge flooding.

6/30/16 Stu Schwartz’s soil compaction work with MD State Highway Administration has been selected as one of AASHTO’s “Sweet 16” high value research projects for 2016.

5/30/16 Claire Welty is quoted in The Philadelphia Inquirer on her EPA/Swarthmore green infrastructure project.

3/4/16 The Baltimore Ecosystem Study LTER Phase 4 renewal proposal for 2016-2022 was submitted to National Science Foundation by Dr. Emma Rosi-Marshall, PI.

2/26/16 Dr. Upal Ghosh, Professor of Environmental Engineering, has received the University System of Maryland Regents Award for Excellence in Research.

2/19/16 Aditi Bhaskar, UMBC PhD 2013 and former IGERT trainee, has accepted a position as an Assistant Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University beginning August 2016. Dr. Bhaskar is currently a NSF post-doctoral fellow at US Geological Survey in Reston, VA.  Claire Welty was Aditi’s PhD advisor.

2/18/16 Rod Barnett, Chair, Master of Landscape Architecture Program at Washington University in St Louis, brought 6 MLA students to Baltimore for the week of February 14-20 to learn about the Baltimore Ecosystem Study LTER research and how BES interacts with Baltimore stakeholders on sustainability issues. Dr. Steward Pickett, BES Project Director, met with the group and arranged field trips through the city. Claire Welty and GES/UMBC graduate students Dorothy Borowy, Mariya Shcheglovitova, and Adam Dixon joined in a discussion session with Mr. Barnett, Dr. Pickett and the MLA students at CUERE on February 18, 2016 from 9 AM-12 PM.

2/17/16 Eli Patmont, MS candidate in Environmental Engineering, successfully defended his MS thesis.  The title of his thesis is “Bioaccumulation monitoring and modeling of PCBs after the first full scale application of activated carbon to a 5-acre lake in Dover, DE”. Eli’s major advisor is Prof. Upal Ghosh.

2/12/16 UMBC Environmental Engineering students have won first prize in an AEESP-sponsored student video competition addressing the theme “Environmental Engineers Protect Public and Ecological Health”. View the winning video here.

2/9/16  Molly Van Appledorn, PhD candidate in Geography and Environmental Systems, defended her doctoral dissertation on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 12 noon in Sondheim 001. The title of her dissertation is “Floods and forests: community-structuring processes in bottomland ecosystems”. Molly’s major advisor is Prof. Matthew Baker.

1/24/16  The Baltimore Ecosystem Study quarterly science meeting on Green Infrastructure to be held on 1/26/16 has been postponed due to snow. The meeting will be held later this spring.

1/15/16  Rose Smith, PhD candidate in the Dept of Geology at U MD College Park, successfully defended her PhD dissertation entitled “Dissolved and Gaseous Fluxes of Carbon and Nitrogen from Urban Watersheds of the Chesapeake Bay”.  Rose’s major advisor is Prof. Sujay Kaushal.


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