Ethan Hain is a Ph.D. student in the Chemical and Biochemical Engineering graduate program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). He works in Dr. Lee Blaney’s lab where he studies the occurrence and toxicity of contaminants of emerging concern in the Chesapeake Bay. Ethan received his Bachelor of Arts degree in biochemistry with a minor in mathematics from St. Mary’s College of Maryland in 2016. In his spare time, Ethan enjoys cooking, baking, and playing soccer.
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Smithville is a community on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, on the edge of the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. A century ago, Smithville had more than 100 residents. Today, it has four, in two homes: an elderly couple, and one elderly woman and her son, who cares for her.
Taylor Armstrong is studying the toxins produced by algae and identifying natural algaecides to reduce harmful algal blooms. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to audiobooks, running, and painting.
Urban stormwater runoff remains on the of the primary sources of nutrients, sediments, and other pollutants in receiving waters, like the Chesapeake Bay. Stormwater best management practices (BMPs) and green infrastructure (SWGI) have been implemented in urban and suburban areas to re-establish ecosystem functions lost because of urbanization. SWGI treatment trains provide sequential infiltration and treatment of stormwater on the landscape prior to export into nearby waterways and groundwater.