UMBC has been ranked one of the top universities in the world for geosciences in the 2015 Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities.
This recognition is released by the National Taiwan University Ranking (NTU Ranking), based on the production and impact of scientific papers by faculty in specific disciplines.
Geosciences at UMBC made headlines recently when UMBC’s Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology (JCET) partnership renewed its cooperative agreement with the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, bringing up to $46 million to JCET and UMBC over the next five years.
Earlier this summer, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) announced it would recognize Lorraine Remer, physics professor and JCET researcher, as an AGU fellow at their Fall Meeting in San Francisco.
This is a tremendously prestigious honor, as only 0.1% of members are elected as AGU fellows. Fellowships are given to AGU members who have made exceptional contributions to Earth and space sciences.
Upon receiving the honor, Remer said, “I am hoping that my election to AGU Fellow will help the broad scientific community become better aware of the excellent Earth science research taking place at UMBC.”