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Research Highlights

Our faculty, alumni, and partners contribute to a broad range of exciting discoveries and research. Our mission is to advance research and innovation to discover new knowledge. The spotlights below are a few examples of our research collaborations, TEDx style talks, and video spotlights that showcase innovation and excellence. UMBC and COEIT is a diverse and inclusive environment where we produce graduates who are highly valued and in demand, poised to deliver solutions to global challenges and responsive to the region and beyond.

Publication and Presentation Spotlights

News Spotlights

UMBC-led team receives Dept. of Energy grant to advance nuclear fusion energy research
Banner image: Carlos Romero-Talamas
Photo by Marlanya Demond ‘11 for UMBC.

UMBC’s Carlos Romero-Talamas is leading a group of researchers in designing and building a machine to produce nuclear fusion energy. The project is one of just 15 new initiatives selected for support through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy program. The researchers will use the $4 million grant to develop and build a centrifugal mirror that can conduct electricity and will generate energy from fusion reactions.. Read more about this research.

Read more about the inquiring minds of our UMBC community.

UMBC’s Foad Hamidi receives NSF RAPID grant to expand free, secure internet access in Baltimore during COVID-19 and beyond
Banner image: Foad Hamidi. Photo by Britney Clause.
Photo by Britney Clause.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, internet access has become more critical, with people relying on it to work, learn, and connect with family and friends. However, the internet is not equally accessible to all people. UMBC’s Foad Hamidi recently received a collaborative Rapid Response Research (RAPID) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to increase high-speed wireless internet access to communities in Baltimore. Read more about this research study.

Read more about innovative research happening across campus.

UMBC researchers work to support first responders through NSF-funded stress-response technology
Students in UMBC’s emergency health services program have the wearable sensors set up before a simulation.
Photo by Raquel Hamner ’21, visual arts, for UMBC.

Researchers from UMBC’s departments of information systems (IS) and emergency health services (EHS) are joining forces to help improve the lives of first responders. Through a $370,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, they are using a wristband to collect stress level information from first responders during simulations that mimic on-call situations. The researchers are developing a visual display system for the data to aid first responders in understanding and reflecting on how they react to stressful situations. Read more about this research.

Read more about the inquiring minds of our UMBC community.

Video Spotlights

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