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College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

Mission statement

Exploring, supporting, and coordinating research and education in the natural and mathematical sciences through academic excellence, creative and innovative thinking, and responsibility to our students, staff, faculty, and society.


 

 


 


   ANNOUNCEMENTS

The tradition of UMBC's Life Science Symposium will continue for the 17th year with A Look Ahead XVII: Explorations in Transformative Research on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. The event will feature two invited plenary speakers, Dr. Eve Marder, Professor and Head, Division of Science, Brandeis University, and Dr. Phyllis Robinson, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, UMBC, as well as an extended poster session featuring the research of UMBC faculty. The symposium is offered free of charge thanks to the generosity of event sponsors. Attendees may register online by Friday, April 12.

The 16th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences was held October 26, 2013 at UMBC. Over 400 attendees enjoyed the morning and afternoon juried poster sessions, workshops, and plenary talk. For more details and the list of the first and second place poster winners, Visit: http://cnmssymposium.umbc.edu.

Over 66 undergraduate and graduate students received individual awards at the eighth CNMS Student Recognition Day on Friday, May 3, 2013. In addition, many more CNMS students were recognized for scholarship excellence as new members of three key national honor societies - Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Mu Epsilon, and Sigma Pi Sigma. Next year's event has been scheduled for the afternoon of May 2, 2014.

The College was represented by over 95 poster and oral presentations at the 17th Annul Undergraduate Research and Creative Acheivement Day (URCAD) on April 17, 2013. These presentations were given by our undergraduate majors, many of whom have been mentored by CNMS faculty. This impressive number serves as a testimony to the talent of our students and, also, to how much our faculty have been and continue to be involved in student success initiatives and research.

The inaugural CNMS Research Retreat was held January 16, 2013 at Baltimore's Inner Harbor in the Columbus Center, which is the home of the Department of Marine Biotechnology. Over 60 faculty attended the all-day event that was held to launch the College's strategic planning process. Sponsored by CNMS and the Vice President of Research, the event featured a State of the College address by Dean Bill LaCourse, three breakout faculty work sessions, tours of the ARC, and guest speakers Dr. Geoff Summers, Dr. Philip Rous, and Dr. Freeman Hrabowski. The event was closed by Dr. Russell Hill and was followed by a reception hosted "under the sails" of the third-floor balcony by IMET.

Dr. Gene J. Blatt, Director of Neuroscience, Hussman Institute for Autism, and the UMBC Department of Biological Sciences held a seminar on August 21, 2013, entitled, Molecular Control of Axonal and Dendritic Branching During Development.

The College hosted the 16th Annual Summer Undergraduate Research Fest on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, on the 7th Floor of the AOK Library. The event featured the research of 95 undergraduates and high school students via 84 posters and 5 oral presentations. The 17th Annual SURF event will be held on Wednesday, August 6, 2014.

Congratulations to Raji Baradwaj, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, who was selected to receive the 2013 Carl S. Weber Excellence in Teaching Award. The award included a $1,000 prize from the Carl S. Weber Excellence in Teaching Award Endowment. Ms. Baradwaj received her award at the CNMS Student Recognition Day on Friday, May 3.

Over 66 undergraduate and graduate students received individual awards at the eighth CNMS Student Recognition Day on Friday, May 3, 2013. In addition, many more CNMS students were recognized for scholarship excellence as new members of three key national honor societies - Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Mu Epsilon, and Sigma Pi Sigma. Next year's event has been scheduled for the afternoon of May 2, 2014.