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Physics professor’s tutelage is a life-changer

A longtime champion of guiding undergraduate research, Dr. Kausik Das can be proud of the recent accomplishments of his former students and the work they have achieved together.  Publications related to areas of their research at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore have reached milestones, and the students who were involved have excelled.  Six are currently attending…Read more Physics professor’s tutelage is a life-changer

UMES receives $1.35 million from USDA Agricultural Marketing Service to help socially disadvantaged agricultural community capitalize on its grant programs

PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(October 27, 2021)- The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service has enlisted the help of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University to help Black, indigenous and people of color, rural and other underserved communities apply for, successfully compete for and implement its grants.  The two institutions will…Read more UMES receives $1.35 million from USDA Agricultural Marketing Service to help socially disadvantaged agricultural community capitalize on its grant programs

Braxton recognized by STEM non-profit as ‘Best Community Partner’

Dr. Kimberly Braxton was recognized as the “Best Community Partner” out of the pool of professional speakers during STEM Career Prep’s 2020-21 year of programming. Braxton conducted a two-day, interactive veterinary workshop for students in grades 6-10. Youth experienced what being a veterinarian would be like by learning how to examine pets, listen to heartbeats, interpret radiographs and…Read more Braxton recognized by STEM non-profit as ‘Best Community Partner’

USDA senior advisor for racial equity to keynote UMES Small Farm Conference

PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(October 22, 2021)-The U.S. Department of Agriculture Senior Advisor for Racial Equity will be the keynote speaker at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Extension’s Small Farm Conference.  His address will be during a luncheon on November 6, the second day of the conference, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Dr. Dewayne Goldmon was appointed by the Biden-Harris administration…Read more USDA senior advisor for racial equity to keynote UMES Small Farm Conference

UMES doctoral student’s research featured in PBS NOVA documentary

PRINCESS ANN, MD- (October 22, 2021)-Ebony Jenkins, a food and agricultural sciences doctoral student at UMES, is a budding entomophagist studying rearing insects for human consumption, feed and biological controls. She and her research advisor, Dr. Simon Zebelo, an associate professor of entomology and plant biology, tout cicadas, crickets and mealworms among others as a safe, economical and nutritious source of protein. Their thoughts and research have gained national attention. The Public Broadcasting System’s premiere science series, NOVA, featured Jenkins on its Season 48, Episode 14 “Edible Insects,” which aired for the first time on Wednesday, October 20….Read more UMES doctoral student’s research featured in PBS NOVA documentary

UMES physics professor to speak at prestigious institutions

Dr. Kausik Das will share his research as an invited speaker this month at two prestigious New England institutions.  He will be the Charles C. Jones Seminar speaker for the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, on October 29. The next day, he will present a 2 p.m. symposium at the Massachusetts Institute…Read more UMES physics professor to speak at prestigious institutions

Ivy League School Pursues UMES Student

Getting accepted to an Ivy League school is a dream come true; having them pursue you is unimaginable.  That’s just the position Ayobami Ogunmolasuyi, a senior engineering major with a mechanical specialization from Nigeria, was fortunate to find himself in. Following his December 2019 graduation from UMES, Ogunmolasuyi will be an Engineering Sciences Ph.D. student…Read more Ivy League School Pursues UMES Student

UMES Extension collaborates on grazing strategies workshop

Pop’s Old Place in Hurlock, Maryland is the host for an October 27 workshop, “Grazing Strategies for Resilience and Profitability,” co-sponsored by UMES Extension and Future Harvest.  Darlene Goehringer and her husband, Arthur Wilson, owners and operators of the pasture-based livestock farm for the past two decades, will share the successes and challenges they encountered over the past four…Read more UMES Extension collaborates on grazing strategies workshop

UMES 4-H STEM Festival slated for November 13

PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(October 14, 2021)-University of Maryland Eastern Shore Extension’s 4-H STEM Festival returns this year after a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic.  The free event takes place November 13 as part of the seventh annual Maryland STEM Festival, a month-long celebration October 15 through November 14 focused on “fun, interactive science learning opportunities.”  This year’s theme,…Read more UMES 4-H STEM Festival slated for November 13

New genus of hooded shrimp discovered and named after UMES

A new genus and species of bodotiid cumacean (commonly called hooded shrimp) has been discovered in tidal waters of the Maryland Coastal Bays thanks to researchers working through the National Science Foundation CREST Center for the Integrated Study of Coastal Ecosystem Processes and Dynamics at UMES.  The microscopic crustacean was duly named Carinacuma umesi. Dr. Andrés G. Morales-Núñez,…Read more New genus of hooded shrimp discovered and named after UMES

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