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Alumnus Gordon England Inducted into NAE

Gordon England

Electrical engineering alumnus Hon. Gordon England (B.S. '61) has been inducted into the National Academy of Engineering. Election to the academy is among the highest honors in engineering.

Espy-Wilson, Briber Honored for Passion for Learning

Espy-Wilson and Briber

Professor Carol Espy-Wilson (left; electrical and computer engineering and Institute for Systems Research) and Professor and Chair Rob Briber (materials science and engineering) are two of this year's University of Maryland Distinguished Scholar-Teacher honorees.

Engineers Without Borders Completes Projects in Africa

Engineers Without Borders

Clark School Engineers Without Borders teams recently completed a solar-powered water supply and sanitation system for a rural health clinic in Burkina Faso and a pedestrian bridge in Ethiopia.

Pepco Buys UMd.'s Solar Decathlon-Winning Home for Public Display


Electric service provider Pepco is purchasing WaterShed, the international-prize-winning solar house built by UMD students, faculty and partners. Pepco plans to locate the high-tech building at one of its facilities in Montgomery County, Md.

This Is Your Chance to Honor Our Best!

Nominate for the Innovation Hall of Fame a Clark School faculty member or alum whose innovations advanced the field or positively impacted society. Prior inductees invented Sirius satellite radio technology, the Toyota hybrid electric/gasoline engine, pulse Doppler radar and many other breakthroughs.

You're Invited! Upcoming U.S. Alumni Networking Events

Join the Clark School for receptions on:

  • April 23 – San Diego, Calif.
  • April 24 – San Francisco/Bay Area, Calif.
  • May 10 – Baltimore, Md.
  • May 17 – New York, N.Y.
For more information, watch your email or contact Josey Simpson ’84.

Join the Clark School in Asia, Spring 2012


Alumni, admitted students and parents of current students can meet Dean Darryll Pines in:

  • Bangkok: Bangkok Club, March 19, 6:30-8:30
  • Seoul: JW Marriott Hotel, March 22, 6:30-9:00
  • Shanghai: Yalong Hotel, March 24, 5:00-9:00

RSVP here.

Great Expectations Spotlight: Women in Engineering Opportunity Scholarship Created

The Women in Engineering Advisory Board has established the Women in Engineering Opportunity Scholarship to help recruit and retain high-performing students and provide support in financial emergencies. Your gift will make a real difference in a student’s life. To learn more, please contact Leslie Borak.

Clark School Alumni Spotlight: Alumna Focuses on Mentoring Young Engineers

Jacinta Williams

Alumna Jacinta Williams (far left; B.S. '96, chemical engineering) lives with her husband and children in Qatar, where she works for RasGas Joint Venture. She has a passion for mentoring young engineers, fostering the development of those on her team.

Help Our Students! Become a Clark School Alumni Advocate

Clark School Alumni Advocates inspire the next generation of Terp Engineers. Contact Josey Simpson '84, alumni relations director, to host on-site tours at your company, return to campus to share your professional experience, or serve on the alumni chapter board.

Alumni: Enter the UMD $75K Business Plan Competition!

BPC$75,000 is up for grabs for UMD students, faculty and recent alumni in the UMD $75K Business Plan Competition! Enter by February 26 with just a 1-3 page executive summary. Find out more and enter at: http://www.bpc.umd.edu.

Recent Alumni Notes

Each month, we randomly select a name from Alumni Notes to win a Clark School t-shirt. This month's winner is Michael Nelson! Don't miss your chance to win the next t-shirt—send us your news today by emailing Josey Simpson.

Robert Briskman (M.S. '61, electrical engineering) is the new president of the North American Broadcasters Association.

Christopher T. Jones (Ph.D. '97, aerospace engineering) has been named a Black Engineer of the Year for his career achievements. He is a vice president at Northrop Grumman.

Phil Wiser (B.S. '90, electrical engineering) is the new CTO of Hearst Corporation.

Read more Clark School Alumni Notes on our site...

The Clark School Mourns the Passing of...

Over the past month, we were saddened to learn of the passing of Bernard B. Klawans (B.S. '42, aeronautical engineering).

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Clark School Alumni, we produce this e-newsletter so we can tell you about the school, but also so you can tell your fellow alumni about yourselves. Send us news about your recent career moves and personal events and we will include them in upcoming issues. Please send your news to josey@umd.edu.

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