The Black Engineering Society (BES) and BRIDGE Program celebrated their 40th and 30th years with a reunion on December 6th. Many of the founding members gathered in the Kim Engineering Building to celebrate the rich legacy of their organizations and the tremendous progress made over the past four decades. Many thanks to the reunion steering committee – Keisha Allen, Amber Liverpool, Gary Palmer, Anthony Patrick, Khari Parker, and Tenaya Prince – for coordinating the fantastic event! [view the photo album]
ECE alumni An-Yeu (Andy) Wu and Haitao (Heather) Zheng were elevated to Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The highest grade of membership, IEEE Fellow is attained through nomination by peers and approval by the IEEE Board of Directors for distinction in the profession. Wu was recognized for contributions to DSP algorithms and VLSI designs for communications IC/SoC. Zheng received this honor for contributions to dynamic spectrum access and cognitive radio networks. [read the full story]
The Clark School was pleased to recognize the esteemed, inaugural recipients of two new awards, the Glenn L. Martin Medal and Early Career Award. The winners were nominated by their peers and selected for their accomplishments in the field of engineering and dedication to the University of Maryland. [read the full story]
University of Maryland Department of Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. student Taylor Myers (B.S.’12 and M.S. ’14, fire protection engineering) was named one of the Maryland Daily Record's 2014 Innovators of the Year for his role in developing Mulciber, a 93% efficient wood-burning stove described by Popular Mechanics as having emissions “so low they were almost unmeasurable.” Myers was among 28 award recipients recognized at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, Md. on October 15. [read the full story]
On November 21, the University of Maryland broke ground for A. James Clark Hall, a 184,000-square-foot building offering state-of-the-art laboratories, student project space, and a new home for the Fischell Department of Bioengineering and the Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices. The new building is scheduled to open in 2017. [read the full story]
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Join President Wallace D. Loh, Gary Williams, and other local Terps for an afternoon showcasing some of Maryland’s big ideas. Three of our brightest faculty members will tackle contemporary topics in a way that will get you thinking, such as: The Danger of Secrecy; The Future of the Arts; and The Intersection of Faith and Science. Be inspired. Be proud. Be Fearless. Information and RSVP information for Baltimore and South Florida.
On December 10, the Clark School participated in the 2nd annual University of Maryland Scholarship Day, a 24-hour challenge to raise funds for student scholarships and to increase alumni participation. Thanks to the generosity of alumni like you, parents, faculty, and staff, the Clark School came in 3rd place for total dollars raised for an extra $3,000 added to the total and won the faculty/staff participation challenge winning a bonus of $2,000. The Clark School raised a total of $20,165 for student scholarships.
The Clark School of Engineering has been ranked No. 13 of the 2015 Best Online Engineering Programs rankings, released today by U.S. News and World Report. The Clark School’s online engineering programs were ranked No. 14 in 2014. [read the full story]
From quantum computing to Super Bowl ads, 2014 was full of exciting news from the Clark School’s community of students, faculty, and staff. Check out this roundup to learn more. [read the full story]
Mr. Christopher Knott, 1998
Tactical Simulation and Modeling Engineer, Northrop Grumman
Retired from the United States Air Force after 23 years, 3 months and 15 days on Active Duty. He has over 2000 flying hours in the F-16 and a total of more than 2700 flying hours.
Mr. Edward Douberly, BS 1979, Fire Protection
Chair & Assistant Professor-Fire Science, Germanna Community College, Fredericksburg, VA
Recently transitioned from consulting to teaching by appointment as the Department Chair & Assistant Professor for Fire Science Technology in the Virginia community college System.
Dr. Gary Palmer II, BS 2007, Mechanical Engineering
Consultant, OGSystems, Chantilly, VA
Dr. Elif Ayvali, MS 2013, PhD 2014, Mechanical Engineering
Postdoctoral Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Mr. Michael Nightingale, MS 2011, Fire Protection Engineering
Engineer, Westar Energy, Topeka, KS
Mr. Michael J. Torkelson, BS 2013, Fire Protection Engineering
Fire Protection Engineer, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
Mr. Khari Parker, BS 2004, Electrical Engineering
Wrote “The Lost Curriculum—What School Didn’t Teach Us About Personal Finance” to teach personal finance in simplified terms for students of all ages.
Mr. Harish Chopra, MS 1993, Mechanical Engineering
Associate Partner and Regional Healthcare Practice Leader, Syska Hennessy Group, Inc., Chicago IL
Mr. Kevin Yue, MS 2012, Environmental Engineering
Environmental Compliance Engineer, Lipman Family Companies, Immokalee, FL
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