Clark School Alumni e-Newsletter

Hot Off the Press! E@M Magazine Online and in Print

The latest issue of Engineering@Maryland Magazine is now available to download from our web site. Also, check out our new online feature story on Dean Darryll Pines. If you do not currently receive E@M in the mail and would like to start receiving it, please send your request to

SAE International Honors Schultz

Greg Schultz, mechanical engineering adjunct associate professor and a faculty advisor to TerpsRacing, has been honored by SAE International with its Faculty Advisor Award. The award acknowledges faculty members who put forth outstanding commitment as advisors of SAE collegiate branches and Collegiate Design Series teams. TerpsRacing won last year’s Formula SAE West competition in California. To learn how you can get involved with TerpsRacing, contact Greg Schultz at

Update From Your Engineering Alumni Chapter— Meet Dilibe A. Aneke

Anthony Dilibe AnekeHello, fellow Clark School Alumni! I am a member of the Engineering Alumni Chapter Board and the new chairperson of the Communications and Fundraising Committee. Together with our Chapter President Catherine Stewart and Alumni Director Josey Simpson, I will be contacting alums to encourage them to join the Chapter, to participate in events, and to give their support. I ask you to work with me to increase awareness of the Clark School and its excellent programs in research, education, entrepreneurship, and service. And I ask you to get behind our new dean, Darryll Pines, and the school that has trained us to face real-world challenges and build our careers. Go Terps!

You’re Invited: Whiting-Turner Lecture Series,
April 2 and 21

This semester's Whiting-Turner Business and Entrepreneurial Lecture Series features two very different speakers: Hooman Radfar, co-founder and CEO of Clearspring Technologies, a start-up social media company, will deliver the first lecture on April 2; Dr. Harvey Fineberg, president of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of the United States, will deliver the second lecture, as part of the 3rd Annual Fischell Festival of Bioengineering (see below), on April 21. Both lectures will be held at 5 p.m. in the Kim Building lecture hall.

You’re Invited: 3rd Annual Fischell Festival of Bioengineering, April 21

Please plan to join us for this multi-dimensional event featuring a live telecast of a transplant procedure, research poster session, industry talks and faculty presentations. More details and registration are available online:

Save the Date! Clark School Sustainability Engineering Exhibition, April 22

The Clark School will hold its first Sustainability Engineering Exhibition on Earth Day, April 22, 2009, in the Kim Engineering Building. Watch for more information about guest and faculty speakers, faculty and student poster presentations, and a student competition. Help us explore new technologies to improve human life while preserving our resources.

Save The Date! Maryland Day: April 25

Join the University of Maryland in a celebration of our diverse world on Maryland Day. Stay tuned to learn more about the activities, demonstrations, exhibits, performances and other events that will offer the community a glimpse into what makes the university and the Clark School special places. Learn more at

New York City-Area Alumni: Meet Dean Darryll Pines, April 28!

Clark School alumni in the New York City area are invited to attend a reception with the Clark School's new dean, Darryll Pines. Watch your email for more details about this event and how to RSVP.

Baltimore-Area Alumni: Meet Dean Darryll Pines, May 14!

Clark School alumni in the Baltimore area are invited to attend a reception with the Clark School's new dean, Darryll Pines. This event will be held at the Engineer's Club in downtown Baltimore at 6 p.m. on May 14. To RSVP for this event, please send email to or call 301-405-3870.

Save the Date! Engineering Alumni and Faculty Golf Outing, September 23

Come out for an afternoon of fun and networking with your friends and fellow alumni at the 6th Annual Engineering Alumni and Faculty Golf Outing and Banquet at the newly-renovated UM Golf Course. Shotgun start is at 2 p.m. An awards banquet and silent auction will immediately follow. Stay tuned for more details.

Great Expectations: "Keep Me Maryland"

Maryland families are feeling the strain of the economy. From students throughout the Clark School and the campus community, we're hearing the call, "Keep Me Maryland." UM and the Clark School are answering with an urgent appeal to our alumni and friends for scholarship and student aid dollars over and above our other campaigns. We can't let the economy derail Clark School students from their education. Your gift to the Keep Me Maryland Fund could make all the difference for a student struggling to find a way to return this fall. In some cases, just a few hundred dollars stand between students and their ongoing education. To learn more about the Great Expectations campaign and how you can make a difference through scholarships, please contact Leslie Borak.

Creative Ways to Give

Want to directly assist student programs with your gift? Visit the Clark School's new Creative Ways to Give web site for ideas like this one: Meet and Greet – Fund a Women in Engineering first-year student networking event. Monthly networking activities are held for freshmen and their mentors. Investment: $300 each.For more ideas and details, please contact Leslie Borak.

Clark School Alumni SpotlightJeong Kim Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The Chinese Institute of Engineers has selected Jeong Kim (Ph.D. '91, reliability engineering), president of Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, as the recipient of its 2009 Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognizes Asian-American engineering professionals with a record of significant personal achievements and contributions to academia, public service and industry. Previous honorees have included Nobel Prize winners, leading professors and corporate leaders.

Blast from the Past: Help Us Uncover Clark School HistoryNew Prize for Participating!

Mystery PhotoDo you recognize anyone in this photo? Send any information you have to Missy Corley. The first three people to help us identify the people pictured will receive a Clark School t-shirt! You still have a chance to help us identify the people in February's photo as well.

Join TerpNation!

TerpNation is a social and career tool brought to you by the Maryland Alumni Association.Connect online with friends (and friends-of-friends-of-friends) based on shared interests, common acquaintances, professions, locations and more. TerpNation is free and exclusive to Maryland graduates (former Terp Alumni Network members will need to re-register with TerpNation). Register now and watch your Terp connections grow!

Help Us Tell Prospective Female Students About the Clark School

In an effort to interest more women in entering the field of engineering, the Clark School has created a new section of its web site, called The Women’s Community, to feature our excellent female faculty, staff, alums and students. Thanks to Bonnie Ramey, B.S. '90, chemical engineering) for replying last month (see also her alumni note in the next section). If you’re an alumna, please contact Missy Corley about adding your name and career highlights to the site. Your example may inspire a young woman to explore engineering.

Update Your Personal Information

Stay in touch with the Clark School by making sure we know how to reach you with announcements, news and more. Visit the Alumni Association web site to update your preferred contact information or contact Josey Simpson.

Your Name Here—Sponsorship Opportunities

Thanks to Corporate Partner BAE Systems for sponsoring this month’s edition of the Clark School's e-newsletter. There are many chances throughout the year to put your name and support behind the activities of the Clark School. Sponsorship opportunities include not only this e-newsletter but also alumni receptions and student projects! Contact us to learn how you can make a difference!

Find Work with Our Corporate Partners

Are you looking for a job? The Clark School's Corporate Partners are always looking to fill positions with experienced engineers! Below are direct links to their recruiting web sites:

Alumni Notes

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

Eric Adcock (B.S. '94, chemical engineering) is an attorney with Williams Mullen in McLean, Va.

Dilibe Anthony Aneke (B.S. '01, mechanical engineering) works as an IT architect with IBM. He is also the Engineering Alumni Chapter Board's Communications and Fundraising Committee chairperson (see above).

Anthony Davenport (B.S. '92, mechanical engineering) is an enterprise business consultant with MSC Software. He is working on his MBA at the UM Smith School of Business and is president of Chloe's Cause, a non-profit organization for helping children with Down Syndrome and leukemia.

Dan Goodman (B.S. '87, electrical engineering) is a Smith School of Business senior fellow for renewable energy and was confirmed recently by the Maryland Senate as one of nine board members of the Maryland Clean Energy Center.

Sheila Xiah Kragie (B.S. '06, civil engineering, and B.A. '06, economics) is starting a two-year Peace Corps period of service as a water and sanitation engineer in Honduras. She just completed a Master's degree in public health at Emory University.

Leo Li (Ph.D. '91, electrical engineering) has been named CEO of Spreadtrum Communications, Inc.

Jeremy A. Mason (B.S. '01, fire protection engineering) has married Kathryn Hennessy. He is a fire protection engineer with Rolf Jensen & Associates.

Matthew M. Morgan (B.S. '03, mechanical engineering) passed the Professional Engineering exam. He works with AWB Engineers in Salisbury, Md.

Thomas D. Murphy Jr. (B.S. '57, chemical engineering) has received the Frank W. Reinhart Award from ASTM International. The award recognizes his leadership and service in the area of terminology standardization.

John Psarouthakis (Ph.D. '65, mechanical engineering) recently retired from a career in management and teaching. He is now writing business books.

Bonnie Marie (Bryan) Ramey (B.S. '90, chemical engineering) has worked for E. I. DuPont de DeNemours and Co. in Richmond, Va., since she graduated.

Alana D. Tyler (B.S. '01, mechanical engineering) is a senior mechanical engineer at Raytheon IDS. She has been named a Most Promising Engineer by the Black Engineer of the Year Awards.

In Memoriam

Over the past month, we were saddened to learn of the deaths of alumnus William Bissell (B.S. '52, aerospace engineering) and Hung C. "Jimmy" Lin, Clark School professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering and an inductee in the Clark School's Innovation Hall of Fame.

Tell Us Your News

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

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Clark School News

Professor and Innovator Hung C. Lin Dies at 89

Galloway Featured Speaker at University of Iowa

Kim Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Alum Named to Md. Clean Energy Board

Distinguished Alumnus William Bissell Passes Away

A "Changing of the Deans"

Alumnus Wins ASTM Award

Mayo Wins Sloan Scholarship

Koev Wins Graduate Research Contest

Media Coverage

Mark Lewis interviewed by New Scientist.

Popular Science features the MX-2 space suit under development at the Space Systems Laboratory Neutral Buoyancy Research Facility.

CEE Prof. Gerry Galloway discusses how infrastructure spending can create jobs in the New York Daily News.

The Los Altos Town Crier features the home of Kuljeet S. Kalkat (B.S. '83, electrical engineering, and B.S. '84, economics). [Article no longer online.]

The Cumberland Times News profiles civil engineering alumnus Tony Crawford (B.S. '96).

Departmental & Institute News

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Civil and Environmental Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Fire Protection Engineering

Materials Science Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute

Institute for Physical Science and Technology

Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics

Institute for Systems Research

Maryland NanoCenter

Center for Advanced Transportation Technology

Project Management Graduate Program

Office of Advanced Engineering Education

Master's Program in Telecommunications

Women in Engineering