Clark School Virtual Book Club Starts This Month – Sign Up Today
The Clark School Alumni Book Club is a virtual community where alumni can connect with each other and enjoy books and discussions on a variety of professional and interesting topics. Participation is completely free for Clark School Alumni. Topics include: Management and Leadership; Entrepreneurship and Startups; Young Professionals; Executive Vision and Leadership; Fun and Interesting Non-Fiction. Learn more.
The University of Maryland Mobile App Development Series is a multifaceted online program that will teach you how to code at your own pace from an internationally-known instructor who created this program to help bring web and app development instruction to the masses. Instructor Rob Percival has taught over 300,000 students and earned some of the highest ratings of all time on Udemy.com. This course is listed as $199, but will be offered to University of Maryland alumni for up to 80% off! Learn more about the iPhone and Android opportunities available.
Fischell to Receive National Medal of Technology and Innovation
The White House has named alumnus and Fischell Department of Bioengineering namesake Robert E. Fischell a recipient of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the highest honor for technological achievement bestowed by the president of the United States. Fischell (M.S. ’53, Hon. Sc.D. ’96) is known for inventing life-saving medical devices, and pioneering the modern era of space satellites. He holds more than 200 patents, including nearly 30 patents on orbiting spacecraft. In the medical device realm, Fischell has served as a leading contributor to the invention of coronary stents, the implantable heart defibrillator, the implantable insulin pump, a device to prevent migraine headaches, and a device to prevent death from heart attacks. Read more.
Professor John Baras Names National Academy of Inventors Fellow
The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) announced this month that John S. Baras and Benjamin A. Shneiderman were named 2015 NAI Fellows, the first UMD faculty to join the ranks of some of the nation’s most prestigious and creative inventors. Robert E. Fischell, professor of practice and namesake of the Fischell Department of Bioengineering, is also in the 2015 class. Read more.
UMD Ranks Top 10 Best Value College for Eighth Consecutive Year
For the eighth consecutive year, the University of Maryland has ranked in the top 10 among public universities in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s list of the Best College Values. UMD rose to No. 7 for in-state and No. 11 for out-of-state value. In addition, UMD ranked No. 2 for in-state value among Big Ten public universities. Read more.
Attend an Upcoming Alumni Networking Event
We hope to see you at an upcoming alumni event near you!
San Diego: January 12th
New York: January 12th
Philadelphia: January 13th
Silicon Valley: January 14th
Washington, DC: January 14th
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