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  • UMBC’s Chris Curran receives major NIJ grant

    for research on law enforcement in K–12 schools
    This story was first published  here and was written by Catalina Sofia Dansberger Duque. UMBC’s F. Chris Curran, assistant professor of public policy, has received a two-year $620,000 National...
    Posted: April 26, 2018 6:05 PM
  • UMBC’s Sebastian Deffner explains quantum computing limits

    “quantum speed limit” may limit quantum computers
    This story was first published  here and was written by Sarah Hansen. Classical computers have been getting faster, more powerful, and more compact for decades, but they may be reaching their...
    Posted: April 26, 2018 6:00 PM
  • New T. Rowe Price Sponsorship for UMBC Cybersecurity Center

    Supporting cybersecurity research and students at UMBC
    This story was first published  here and was written by Megan Hanks. Global investment management firm T. Rowe Price is supporting cybersecurity research and students at UMBC through a new...
    Posted: April 26, 2018 5:54 PM
  • NSF grants UMBC nearly $1 million

    to expand supports for mechanical engineering students
    This story was first published  here and was written by Megan Hanks. UMBC’s commitment to STEM education and increasing diversity in engineering and computing fields is a trademark of the...
    Posted: April 26, 2018 5:47 PM
  • UMBC space scientist further confirms Einstein’s theory

    New solar research offers fresh perspective
    This story was first published  here and was written by Sarah Hansen. New research by Sander Goossens, associate research scientist at UMBC’s Center for Space Science and Technology, and...
    Posted: April 26, 2018 5:42 PM
  • UMBC physicists develop cost-saving tech

    for detecting gravitational waves and other applications
    This story was first published  here and was written by Sarah Hansen. In 2016, Jane Sprigg, Ph.D. ’16, physics, submitted a research paper demonstrating a technique that would enable a camera to...
    Posted: April 26, 2018 5:37 PM
  • Prof. Nirmalya Roy receives NSF CAREER award

    Research will focus on smart home and wearable technologies
    This story was written by Megan Hanks for news.umbc.edu. UMBC’s Nirmalya Roy, assistant professor of information systems, has received a prestigious CAREER Award from the National Science...
    Posted: April 26, 2018 11:51 AM
  • Two species of ravens nevermore?

    UMBC research finds evidence of “speciation reversal"
    This story was first published  here and was written by Sarah Hansen. For over a century, speciation—where one species splits into two—has been a central focus of evolutionary research. But a...
    Posted: April 26, 2018 11:48 AM
  • UMBC physicists find unexpected effect of African wildfires

    How do these fires play a role in climate models?
    This story was first published  here and was written by Sarah Hansen. Clouds play a prominent role in moderating Earth’s climate, but their role is still poorly understood. Generally, clouds...
    Posted: April 26, 2018 11:44 AM
  • UMBC receives NEA Art Works grant

    for Margaret Re’s “A Designed Life”
    This story was first published here and was written by Catherine Borg. UMBC’s Margaret Re will develop the exhibition and catalog for A Designed Life: American Textiles, Wallpapers, Containers...
    Posted: April 26, 2018 11:35 AM