A Sequencing of Genes | UMBC Campus News

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A Sequencing of Genes

UMBC postdoctoral fellow Sarah Stellwagen and co-author Rebecca Renberg at the Army Research Lab are the first in world to produce two sequences of genes that allow spiders to make a protective glue against predators.

New Method to Measure Atmosphere’s Ability to Clear Methane Gas

Methane gas threatens Earth’s atmosphere and environment, making UMBC’s Glenn Wolfe’s research the center of attention within the scientific community. New research by UMBC’s Glenn Wolfe and collaborators is shaping how scientists understand the fate of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, in Earth’s atmosphere.

UMBC Wins CASE Writing Award

The Communications team at UMBC has won a Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) award for research news coverage. The UMBC entry, “Big Reach, Big Impact,” focused on how writers in UMBC’s Office of Institutional Advancement collaborate with partners across the university to produce and distribute stories that resonate with broad audiences.

2019 Cangialosi Business Innovation Competition

Success sprinkled throughout this year’s hackathon when two bright stars joined forces and created MindStand Technologies to help stop online harassment. Founders Michael Ogunsanya ‘20, M28, economics, and Eric Solender ‘20, computer science, believe there is such tremendous potential to make headway on this problem that, as Ogunsanya explains, “We want people to connect with the idea before they connect with the company.”

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