Develop fearless engineers who will Mpact the grand challenges and other societal problems of the 21st century:

  • Deliver on the A. James Clark School of Engineering Promise. Every student will have the opportunity for Mpact through hands-on experiences, mentorship, and participation in challenging cocurricular, extracurricular, research, and service-learning initiatives in an inclusive environment.
  • Attract a diverse pool of the best students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
  • Invest in the engineering pipeline by establishing strategic partnerships, developing K-14 programs, and contributing to the national discussion on K-14 engineering education policy.
  • Retain and graduate a diverse pool of students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Sustain outstanding accomplishments among students, including prestigious career placements upon graduation.
  • Decrease time to degree completion and increase graduation rates of undergraduate and graduate students.

Lead and transform the engineering discipline and the profession:

  • Showcase Clark School faculty as thought leaders on national and international topics that affect society in the 21st century.
  • Develop new infrastructure and renovate existing infrastructure to adapt to the needs of engineering education and emerging research areas.
  • Enable transformative research innovation and success.
  • Expand interdisciplinary research, educational, and entrepreneurial collaborations.
  • Increase partnerships with government agencies, foundations, corporations, educational institutions, STEM organizations, and associations.
  • Transform the classroom with the latest engineering education pedagogy, unique infrastructure, and e-learning technology.

Accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship:

  • Foster a culture where innovation and creativity is encouraged, incentivized, and rewarded.
  • Encourage students and faculty to commercialize novel technologies to enhance economic development for the state and nation.
  • Embrace social entrepreneurship.
  • Build intrapreneurial skills among students and faculty.

Build a culture of Mpact among Clark School faculty, staff, students, alumni, donors, friends, and the local, state, national, and international community: 

  • Link research and learning activities to societal impact.
  • Drawing from our unique location in the D.C. metro area, engage in the national dialogue on the grand engineering challenges and solutions of the 21st century.
  • Create and demonstrate the value of engineering education, research, and service on economic development at the campus, local, state, national, and global levels.
  • Engage a loyal community of alumni and friends who actively invest their resources in ensuring the success of the Clark School.

Fulfill the A. James Clark University of Maryland School of Engineering Promise:
Every student will have the opportunity for Mpact through hands-on experiences, mentorship, and participation in challenging cocurricular, extracurricular, research, and service-learning initiatives in an inclusive environment.

Cultivate diversity:
Recruit and retain more women and underrepresented undergraduate populations than ever before, with a goal of 30 percent for women and 20 percent for minorities by 2020.

Launch the Fearless Frontiers Research Initiatives:
Increase the number of graduate fellowships, postdoctoral opportunities, named chairs and professorships, and strategic public-private partnerships, enabling faculty, staff, and students to work on strategic research frontiers and society’s grand engineering challenges.

Enhance learning, teaching, and research with new and compelling technologies:
Provide opportunities for enhanced learning to meet specific needs and develop unique skills for today’s research and tomorrow’s workforce.

Build an open and creative environment that cultivates economic growth and development:
Provide a creative and innovative environment that fosters fearless ideas and enables Clark School students, staff, and faculty to work on society’s most challenging problems in energy, healthcare, and security and that enhances economic development for the local community, state of Maryland, and the nation.

  • Additive and advanced manufacturing
  • Autonomy and robotics
  • Bioengineering, biomedical devices, and health sciences
  • Cybersecurity, data sciences, and snalytics
  • Transportation, infrastructure renewal, and disaster resilience
  • Energy and sustainability
  • Quantum optics, communication, and computing
  • Virtual and augmented reality

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