Bowden, Mary | A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland

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Bowden, Mary

Bowden, Mary

Keystone Instructor
Visiting Professor
Acting Director of Women In Engineering Program
Aerospace Engineering
Keystone
1131ww Glenn L. Martin Hall

EDUCATION

 

  • B.A., Cornell University (Mathematics)
  • M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Aeronautics and Astronautics)
  • Sc.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology ( Aeronautics and Astronautics)

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • A. James Clark Student Competition Advisor of the Year, Fall 2017
  • WIA Aerospace Educator Award, presented at the 31st Annual Women In Aerospace Awards Ceremony, Fall 2016
  • AIAA Student Awards:  Best Advisor 2019, 2018, and 2017; Best Professor 2012 and 2011; Best Mentor 2009 - UMD AIAA Student Branch Undergraduate Awards.

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • University of Maryland representative to the Maryland Space Grant Consortium
  • AIAA, ASEE, ASME, IEEE, SWE
  • Zonta International

 

 

Research in space systems and operations, and structural dynamics.

  • David L. Akin and Mary L. Bowden, "A Small Pressurized Rover Concept for Extended Lunar and Mars Exploration" AIAA-2005-6737, Space 2005, Long Beach, California, Aug. 30-Sept. 1, 2005
  • David L. Akin and Mary L. Bowden, "SCOUT: EVA Capabilities of the Space Construction and Orbital Utility Transport" 2004-01-XXXX, 34th International Conference on Environmental Systems, Colorado Springs, CO, July 2004
  • David L. Akin and Mary L. Bowden, "Human-Robot Hybrids for Deep Space EVA: The Space Construction and Orbital Utility Transport Concept" AIAA-2003-6276, AIAA Space 2003 Conference, Long Beach, CA, Sept. 2003 [paper: PDF; 0.5 Mb][presentation: PPT; 4.2 Mb]
  • David L. Akin and Mary L. Bowden, "SCOUT: EVA Capabilities of the Space Construction and Orbital Utility Transport" 2004-01-XXXX, 34th International Conference on Environmental Systems, Colorado Springs, CO, July 2004
  • David L. Akin and Mary L. Bowden, "Human-Robot Hybrids for Deep Space EVA: The Space Construction and Orbital Utility Transport Concept" AIAA-2003-6276, AIAA Space 2003 Conference, Long Beach, CA, Sept. 2003
  • "Deployment Devices," M.L. Bowden, Chapter of Space Vehicle Mechanisms: Elements of Successful Design, edited by Peter L. Conley, ISBN 0-471-12141-x, 1998 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Found in Space

How an 18-year-old student engineering project showed up in a new sci-fi book.

Clark School Team to Compete in NASA's RASC-AL Competition

A team of Clark School students will compete in this year's RASC-AL competition, held June 18-20, 2019.

Fearless Ideas: Open Access

K-12 outreach efforts help the Clark School to both recruit prospective engineering students and cultivate a diverse student population.

UMD RASC-AL Team Wins Big, Akin Recognized with PEACH Award

A team of 19 undergraduate students won first place for the RASC-AL theme category and second place in the overall competition.

Elon Musk Tweets Back

A question and answer session with Quinn Kupec, an undergraduate researcher in Aerospace Engineering, who recently grabbed the attention of Elon Musk.

Students Shine at AIAA Region 1 Student Conference

Twelve students won awards for their papers, and seven were from UMD.

Relive Totality With Clark School Images, Videos

View landscapes and research operations at three locations.

Mary Bowden Appointed Acting Director of WIE

Visiting Assistant Professor Mary Bowden became acting director of the Women in Engineering (WIE) program.

Clark School Participates in Solar Eclipse

The Clark School is deploying teams of faculty, staff and students to experience the solar eclipse in-person.

UMD Takes Second Place in NASA RASC-AL Competition

Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts – Academic Linkages (RASC-AL) Space Design Competition

Up, up and Away, Professor Mary Bowden Launches Student Success through the Balloon Payload Program

Bowden inspires students, recognized with WIA 2016 Aerospace Educator Award.

University of Maryland Flies High with Milestone 50th High-Altitude Balloon Launch

University of Maryland Celebrates 50th Launch of the Maryland Space Grant Consortium Balloon Payload Program

UMD Students Win 2015 RASC-AL Competition

Aerospace engineering students design winning concept for a Mars settlement and lunar refueling station.

Five Aerospace Engineering Faculty Promoted to AIAA Associate Fellows

Akin, Bowden, Fourney, Humbert and Kothera promoted to American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Associate Fellows

UMD Students Place Second in 2014 RASC-AL Competition

Aerospace engineering undergrad students place second overall in 2014 RASC-AL competition.

Merrill Presidential Scholars Honored

Three Clark School students and their college and high school mentors recognized.

Two Big Wins for Clark School Teams

Aerospace engineering students win American Helicopter Society, NASA design competitions.

Blind Youth Launch Weather Balloons

Part of National Federation of the Blind event with Aero students, faculty.

Clark School Team Breaks Altitude Record

Students' amateur radio high altitude balloon tops previous record by nearly 3,000 feet.

Clark School Wins CANSAT

Aero students dominate in first year of international satellite design competition.

Clark School Wins at NASA Competition

Undergrad team's lunar flying vehicle design wins at RASC-AL.

Project TURTLE Wins NASA Competition

Terrapin Undergraduate Rover for Terrestrial Lunar Exploration awarded first place.