University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

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President:   Donald F. Boesch
Founded: 1925
USM Graduate Students: 120
Faculty: 60
Operating Budget: $37.7 million
For More Information: 410 - 228 - 9250

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science is a world leader in coastal and environmental research. Scientists at its three laboratories ---Appalachian Laboratory in Frostburg, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons, and Horn Point Laboratory in Cambridge ---focus on oceanographic processes, the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed, and the ecology of living resources. Education programs include graduate studies, undergraduate research internships, and K-12 environmental education activities for students and teachers. UMCES is also home to the Maryland Sea Grant College.

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