Chemistry and Biochemistry

Fighting PFAS with plants

UMD Biology Student Rory Westerman is researching how plants and fungi might help solve our PFAS problem.

Planted in research

UMD chemistry graduate student, Mady Larson, is researching drought-tolerant plants.

Finding purpose

For UMD grad Amanda Fowler, the journey was just as important as the destination

UMD Faculty awarded NSF grant

A National Science Foundation Grant for $750,000 was recently awarded to professors Arshia Khan (Computer Science) and Anne Hinderliter (Chemistry and Biochemistry), both from UMD, and Sherri Turner (Educational Psychology) from UMTC for "Networking and Computing: Scholarships and Support for Computing Students." Most of the funds support students from groups that are under-represented in STEM fields, with the goal of helping them graduate and move into successful careers.

Healing Through Language

Future plan: A medical career that also helps patients overcome cultural barriers.