Student Groups and Organizations
The University of Maryland Soil Judging Team
Soil judging develops and tests a student’s ability to apply knowledge and skills to real-world natural systems. To “judge” a soil, students spend one hour in a 5-foot-deep pit describing the characteristics of the various soil layers.
These layers that have developed in the soil, the ability of the soil to transmit and retain water and support roots, the geological history of the site, the long-term processes of soil development, the classification of the soil, and the potential challenges of using the soil for land uses such as building a home.
Lean more about UMD's National Champion Soil Judging Teams: UMD Soil Judging
RESTORE ENST Society
The mission of RESTORE, the ENST Society, is to enhance the educational experience of society members and other students by providing members with the opportunity to participate in educational, service, recreational, and social activities. Members gain better preparedness for the work force, while making a positive contribution to the field of Environmental Science and Technology as well as the community.
RESTORE was founded by ENST undergraduates about 20 years ago, previously named The Natural Resources Management Society, and has always been completely student-run. The society attends a variety of “green” events on and off campus all year round.
RESTORE is now open to students of all majors! We welcome anyone with an interest in environmental science, sustainability and activism. Just attend meetings and/or events to participate. If you have any questions, feel free to email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and don’t forget to ‘like’ us on Facebook and join our TerpLink page!
Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS)
MANRRS is a national society that welcomes membership of people of all racial and ethnic group participation in agricultural and related science careers. MANRRS attempts to provide networks to support the professional development of minorities.
Green Roots exists to advance sustainable and urban agriculture through innovative techniques. We grow food through hydroponics, which is the production of plants without soil, by integrating a number of diverse disciplines.
Scholarships & Financial Aid
Important: Deadlines for scholarships for Spring 2022 will be announced at a later date, check back with us!
Scholarship Available for ENST MANNRS Member
Edward R. Landa and Judith A. Johnson Endowed Opportunity Scholarship: Must have been an ENST student for one year, junior or senior status, member of the University of Maryland Chapter of MANNRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences), and active in Department, College, or University organizations.
More information and application instructions to come.
Scholarships Available for ENST Ecological Technology Design Majors
Three scholarships created and funded by agricultural engineers are available to help ENST Ecological Technology Design students.
Two are the ASABE Washington, DC – Maryland Section Scholarships funded by donations of many agricultural engineers in the local area. It was started in 1975 and gave its first scholarship in 1981. The engineers felt it was their responsibility to assist worthy students with financial need to achieve their education. Environmental stewardship was one of their interests.
The third is the Robert L. and Frances C. Green Scholarship created by their family members. Dr. Green served as Chair of the Department of Agricultural Engineering here at the University of Maryland from 1965 to 1979 and as Acting Director of the Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station from 1972 to 1976. Dr. Green was very involved in soil and water conservation work.
Undergraduate students in their Junior year in the ENST Ecological Technology Design major can apply for a scholarship grant to assist in academic expenses for the senior year. Junior year is recommended to ensure students still have two more semesters at UMD before graduating, though some transfer students may be “seniors” and also have two or more more semesters due to extra classes required to catch up with their peers. Students are encouraged to apply in the spring right before spring break using the application form below. Students should save the fillable application form to their computer before starting, and submit the completed application to email@example.com.
Regular updates on scholarship, internship, and employment opportunities as well as additional useful information
Resource for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources scholarship opportunities
The Office of Student Financial Aid at the University of Maryland
Tuition information for the University of Maryland
Resources to assist current undergraduate and graduate students in managing their studies at the University of Maryland:
Advising & Support - advising services for current ENST undergraduate students, campus support resources, computing and communications resources, Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the ENST undergraduate program
Additional Student Groups and Organizations - Refer to TerpLink to find additional organizations you may be interested in joining.
Study Abroad is a great opportunity for students to gain skills and experiences on a global scale: