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Gamera World Record is Official as Team Attempts Historic Push for AHS Sikorsky Prize for Human-Powered Flight

GameraThe Gamera human-powered helicopter team had their August 28, 2012 flight certified as a world record of 65.1 seconds by the FAI. The team has now set its sights on the $250K AHS Sikorsky Prize. Stay up to date with the Gamera team's progress online.

Jeong Kim Nominated for Ministry Post in South Korea

Geun HyeSouth Korea's President-elect Park Geun Hye has nominated Clark School alumnus, benefactor and Professor of the Practice Jeong H. Kim (Ph.D. '91, reliability engineering) as minister of the new Future Creative Science Ministry, a new post that will help advance science and technology growth. Read more details online.

UMD Teams with GWU, VT to Launch Mid-Atlantic Innovation Hub with $3.75M NSF I-Corps Grant

The University of Maryland, along with George Washington University and Virginia Tech, received a $3.75M National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to launch a regional Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program to identify the best entrepreneurial student and faculty researchers and help them bring their discoveries to market. Read more here.

Civil and Environmental Engineering Team Captures Clark School Alumni Cup

Alumni CupThe Clark School Alumni Cup, an annual engineering design competition started in 2012 by the University of Maryland Alumni Association's Engineering Chapter, drew a crowd of students, faculty, staff, and alumni to the Kim Engineering Building Rotunda on February 22. The Civil and Environmental Engineering student team capture 1st place in this year's competition. Read more here.

2013 WIE DREAM Conference Inspires High School Students' Passion for Engineering

Over 600 high school girls from across the region gathered at the University of Maryland on February 23, 2013 for the Women in Engineering (WIE) Program’s 5th annual DREAM (Developing Revolutionary Engineers And Mentors) Conference to explore their passion for engineering and innovation. Read more here.

Photo Galleries

Photographs from recent Networking Events, the Alumni Cup Competition and the Order of the Engineer Ceremony have been posted to our website. Please visit www.eng.umd.edu/flickr.

2013 Distinguished Engineering Alumnus/Alumna Award

The 2013 Alumni Association Awards Gala will be hosted in the Fall and the deadline to nominate exceptional Clark School graduates for the Distinguished Engineering Alumnus/Alumna Award is March 1, 2013. Find out more online or email Josey Simpson.

Deadline for Nominations - Innovation Hall of Fame

We are accepting nominations for Clark School alumni and faculty whose innovations have had a positive impact on society and advanced the understanding of the engineering profession. Submit Your Innovation Hall of Fame Nomination Online.

Terp to Terp Marketplace at Maryland Day – April 27

Terp to Terp Marketplace at Maryland Day will showcase our student and alumni businesses to the community and build Terp pride. For info, contact Virginia Pinto ’07 at vpinto@umd.edu or 301.405.2939. Completed applications are due by March 15.

Capital One

We've partnered with Capital One to bring you the only credit card that shows your support for the University of Maryland Alumni Association. Apply by calling 1.888.922.1822 or online at www.alumni.umd.edu/capitalone.

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 Jonathan Graff! Don't miss your chance to win the next t-shirt—send us your news today by emailing Josey Simpson.

Tim Andreadis (B.S. ’74, physics; M.S. ’77, Ph.D. ’81, nuclear engineering) was recently elected as President of the Board of Directors of the Directed Energy Professional Society. He is also a Fellow of that society.

Allan Chara (B.S. ’01, mechanical engineering) is Global Account Manager at Danfoss in Baltimore, Maryland.

Joshua Emmer (B.S. ’11, materials engineering) is Nuclear Reactor Engineer and Operator at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Jonathan Graff (B.S. ’06, aerospace engineering) is Flight Test Engineer at General Atomics Aeronautical System in Poway, California.

Steve Hogan (B.S. ’85, mechanical engineering) is
Sector Vice President and General Manager of the Integrated Logistics & Modernization Division at Northrop Grumman in Herndon, Virginia.

Joseph Park (B.S. ’09, aerospace engineering) is
Survivability Engineer at SURVICE Engineering.

Zachary Rhoad (B.S. ’02, mechanical engineering) is
Project Engineer at Merck Animal Health in Millsboro, Delaware.

John Saams (B.S. ’85, fire protection engineering) is Director of Business Development – Energy Services at Siemens Government Technologies in Arlington, Virginia.

Jeffrey Thien (M.E. ’10, fire protection engineering) is Fire Protection Engineer at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory in upstate New York.

See more at Clark School Alumni Notes on our site...

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March 6 – Alumni Career Fair and Professional Development Day
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March 20 – Beijing, China Networking Reception
March 21 – Shanghai, China Networking Reception
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April 22 – San Diego, California Networking Reception
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