Momentum Magazine Winter 2024

Cultivating The Future

Institutional progress to help build our reputation and protect the college’s future is critical work, but we must recommit to developing the next generation of scientists and educators who are committed to solving issues related to climate change, food security and environmental justice. We ask that you join us in a collective effort to encourage more young people to pursue careers in areas that are driven by humanitarianism and impact on improving the living conditions of a growing, and increasingly fraught global population. - Dean Craig Beyrouty

Momentum Winter 2024 


Drone Photo of Central Maryland Rec Center

Expanding AGNR’s Research, Education & Outreach Footprint
Exciting New Growth at Our Statewide Research & Education Centers

Man in Wheat Field

Cultivating the Future
Agricultural Innovations for Climate Resilience

In Your Community

Master’s student Levin Sarver and Extension specialist Luke Macaulay

Where Have All the Bobwhites Gone?
Wildlife Specialist and Grad Student Leading the Drive for Habitat Restoration in Maryland 



Cooking Under a Microscope
Chef-Turned-Food Science Master’s Student Investigates Culinary Compounds

Yazan Hasan

Connecting Ideas Through Imagery
Yazan Hasan Weaves his Talent for Visual Storytelling into his Passion for Environmental Science and Justice

Food Bank

A Multifaceted Approach to Inspire Change
AREC Student Makes Big Impact Locally & Nationally


Looking Out at the Ocean

Dynamic Journey to A Dream Job
Alum Specializes in Marine Life and Biodiversity Education 

Lisa Bird

Lessons in Good Taste
Food Scientist Melds Chemistry and Culinary Passion at McCormick 


Bill Bowerman  
Q&A With Bill Bowerman