Creating New Opportunities for Our Students and Faculty
Students change quartz tube inside reactor for producing mechanically stable porous films for use in solar cells.
Producing New Generations of Innovators
Creating New Opportunities for Students and Faculty
Attracting and Retaining Leading Innovators
Building the Innovation Environment
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Goal: $50 Million
Through extensive consultation with our Board of Visitors, faculty, staff and students, we have developed a wide range of new programs to expand the Clark School's research, education and entrepreneurship capabilities and create exciting new opportunities for innovation. (Listed below are four primary examples.) Some of these programs are already in progress with some degree of support; some need start-up funding; some are in the planning stages.
Advancing the Promise of Bioengineering
With the creation of the Fischell Department of Bioengineering and the Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices, through the $31 million gift of Robert E. Fischell and his family, we have added a complete undergraduate bioengineering curriculum to the existing graduate program and established bioengineering as a major area of interest and expertise on campus. We encourage those with a strong commitment to health and health care to offer their ideas for further advancing this important new capability, which holds such promise for students, the school and society.
More Information on the Fischell Department of Bioengineering
Helping Young Engineers Find Their Way: A New Student Services Center
The Clark School provides students excellent advising, academic support, internship, co-op, international studies and recruitment services, plus specialized support for minority students and women. Yet we do so under conditions that ultimately limit our effectiveness, providing services in a variety of locations that are not easy to find and utilize, do not encourage cross-program communication and do not welcome corporate visitors. With funding from the Great Expectations campaign, we will create a new Engineering Student Services Center, a physical space that will unify and facilitate interaction among all existing programs, provide new programs to foster improved writing and speaking skills, and deliver a higher level of assistance to students and employers.
More Information on the Student Services Center
Hot Start-Up: The Center for Technology Entrepreneurship
Brian Hinman's gift to establish Hinman Campus Entrepreneurship Opportunities (Hinman CEOs) has created one of the nation's top entrepreneurship education and support programs for undergraduates, with new companies founded every year. We seek to build and enlarge upon our success by creating a new Center for Technology Entrepreneurship that will not only provide additional resources for Hinman CEOs students, but also extend the program to graduate students. Support for the center will enable more entrepreneurial students to stay in Maryland and build their companies here, creating new jobs and opportunities for years to come.
More Information on the Center for Technology Entrepreneurship
New Energy Research Center Focuses Clark School Efforts
The Clark School has established research programs in a wide range of energy topics, from solar cells and hydrogen fuel cells to nuclear power. We are now building the cross disciplinary University of Maryland Energy Research Center, supported in part by gifts from the Great Expectations campaign, to focus and carry forward exciting energy research and education programs. A gift to the Energy Center through the Great Expectations campaign will help us devise cost-effective alternative energy solutions for Maryland, the United States and the world.
More Information on the Energy Research Center
How You Can Help
To learn more about opportunities to advance the work of the Clark School, and to discuss your own ideas and plans, please contact us.