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For the past three years, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Romel Gomez has challenged students to push the laws of physics and the limits of technology in his electric bicycle capstone course, where students have developed everything from a solar recumbent bike to an e-mountain bike capable of climbing the stairs of Maryland’s Xfinity Center. Read More
A Dose of Nature - New Study Finds Even Short Times Outdoors Have Therapeutic Effect on Mental Health
Spending as little as 10 minutes of leisure time experiencing nature can measurably improve college students’ mental health and well-being, according to a recent study led by UMD and Cornell University researchers.
The Office of Community Engagement is seeking volunteers to serve as team leaders or environmental ambassadors on Good Neighbor Day, the annual community day of service in College Park to beautify shared spaces and engage in sustainable practices. The ninth annual Good Neighbor Day will take place on Saturday, April 4. The 2020 event is projecting more than 1,000 volunteers for nearly 25 service projects throughout Greater College Park.
Co-Sponsored by the UMD Office of Sustainability and the UMD School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, the Sustainable Tuesday presentation series offers opportunities for the university community to learn about sustainability on the UMD campus. Each presentation happens on Tuesdays at 5:00pm, in the auditorium of the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (Room 0204) The schedule for 2020 is as follows:
The UMD Arboretum was named the Professional Grounds Management Society’s (PGMS) 2019 Green Star Grand Award recipient for excellence in grounds management for an urban university! The PGMS Green Star Grand Award is the highest recognition for excellence of landscape management practices in the country. Read More
On Wednesday, November 13, join Kahlil Kettering ('15), Urban Conservation Program Director, Washington D.C., of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) for Lunch with Leaders at the Do Good Accelerator. Enjoy lunch and a conversation about stormwater retention, green infrastructure, conservation, and more. Learn more and register at go.umd.edu/lwltnc. Read More