Center for Urban and Coastal Climate Science Research Established at Morgan State University

Morgan State University, a historically Black university in Baltimore, Maryland, has established the new Center for Urban and Coastal Climate Science Research. The center is funded by the state of Maryland, which has allocated $3 million of annual funding towards the center’s operations. It is one of six research centers Morgan State University has launched over the past five years.

The center aims to develop effective solutions to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change through collaboration with the global scientific community and policymakers. It will be an interdisciplinary research institute with faculty members from the university’s biology, chemistry, climate science, computer science, civil engineering, economics, physics, regional planning, community health, and health education departments. Additionally, the new center plans to collaborate with other Morgan State University research hubs including the Patuxent Environmental and Aquatic Research Laboratory, the Center of Excellence in Wastewater Epidemiology, the Center for Equitable AI and Machine Learning, and the Center for Urban Health Equity.

“Under the leadership of President David K. Wilson, Morgan has continued to advance its research and increasingly become more well-known for its strong STEM programs and research centers,” said Willie E. May, vice president of research and economic development and professor of chemistry at Morgan State University. He states the center’s research “will be instrumental in identifying how climate change affects human health and natural resources in Maryland.”

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