UMBC Community Tops Competitions and Leads STEM Research | UMBC Campus News

The UMBC community has been very busy in the second half of the fall semester! There are wins in sports and engineering as well as developments in machines revolutionizing research into space and grants for research in life sciences.

Thank you, to UMBC News for recording these monumental achievements by members of our community.

Women’s Basketball Receives Their Fourth Consecutive Win 

UMBC’s own Women’s Volleyball has received their fourth consecutive win in the nations East Championship. Already number one in their seed, winning the season title, they now beat Binghamton University. With this win under their belt, they now have four consecutive wins. 

To read more about their win, click here.

UMBC Wins Top Awards at 2023 NSBE Conference

The UMBC Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) went home with a first-place award in the Tech Bowl competition. Additionally, UMBC members also won first place, second place, and third place individually in the “research paper presentation contest.” NSBE is an organization run by students which creates “leadership opportunities for hundreds of students across the country.” This is through their mentorship and leadership development programs.

To read more about NSBE, click here.

Leading Developments in X-ray Imaging Satellite

UMBC assistant professor of physics Adi Foord and UMBC associate professor of physics Eileen Meyer are members of the Advanced X-ray Imaging Satellite (AXIS) leadership team. According to Foord, AXIS will understand supermassive black holes and their developments “by detecting some of the earliest known supermassive black holes to date and tracking them across cosmic time.” Furthermore, AXIS will be the successor of the 1999 Chandra X-ray Observatory.

To read more about AXIS, click here.

UMBC & UMB receive $4 Million Grant

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants UMBC and UMB a $4 million Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hubs (REACH) grant “to advance the biomedical entrepreneurship and innovation economy in the Baltimore region.” This grant will help build upon medical research between UMBC and UMSOM. Their research will “enhance recruitment and training of junior faculty from groups underrepresented in biomedical science.”

To learn more about the grant and its research, click here.

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