News Archives: July, 2017
EPSCoR/IDeA Foundation Board Member Peter Goodwin Named President of University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
The EPSCoR/IDeA Foundation (EIF) congratulates Dr. Peter Goodwin on his appointment as President of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES). In addition to being a valued member of the EIF Board of Directors, Dr. Goodwin's many prestigious positions include founding director of the Center for Ecohydraulics Research at the University of Idaho, president of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering (IAHR), lead scientist for the Delta Science Program in California and DeVlieg Presidential Professor of Civil Engineering. The Research Excellence Award from the University of Idaho (2008) and a Fulbright Award (2003-2004) count among Dr. Goodwin's awards and honors. Dr. Goodwin will join UMCES on September 18, 2017.
Supermassive black holes, with millions or billions of times the mass of the Sun, reside at the cores of most galaxies. The presence of two such monsters at the center of a single galaxy means that the galaxy merged with another some time in the past. In such cases, the two black holes themselves may eventually merge in an event that would produce gravitational waves that ripple across the universe.