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Research Highlights

Our faculty, alumni, and partners contribute to a broad range of exciting discoveries and research. The videos below include TEDx talks, technical talks, and video spotlights that showcase the innovation and excellence that they exemplify.

UMBC researchers invent creative approach to remove dangerous pollutant from waterways

Photo by Marlayna Demond ’11 for UMBC.

UMBC professors Kevin Sowers and Upal Ghosh have advanced a new technique to eliminate PCBs—one of the most persistent, pervasive, and dangerous chemical pollutants found in waterway sediments. Their innovative, environmentally-friendly approach, published in Environmental Science and Technology, resulted in reducing PCBs by over 50 percent in treated areas. Read more about this interdisciplinary research here.

Read more about innovative research happening across campus.

“Researching” to “researcher”: UMBC students share why mentoring is the key

Photo by Marlayna Demond ’11 for UMBC.

UMBC’s annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Day allows students to reflect on a year or more of work intensively focused on a project, often with close guidance from a faculty mentor. These mentors have deep and long-lasting impacts on the students who work with them, and the students’ creativity and fresh perspectives inspire their mentors. Read more about the role of mentors to transform the student experience here.

Read more about the inquiring minds of our UMBC community.

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