Designing New Products in Mechanical Engineering
Check out our newest video, about students in a mechanical engineering capstone design class. This video, and many others, are now available on the Clark School's YouTube channel.
That's Hot: Engineers to Test Boiling at Zero Gravity
Clark School Professor of Mechanical Engineering Jungho Kim launched an experiment aboard Shuttle Discovery bound for the International Space Station. The experiment will study how boiling is altered in zero gravity. Kim expects to start seeing results, including live video feeds from the ISS, later this month.
Nominate a Teacher or Fellow Alum to the Innovation Hall of Fame
Today, March 25, is your last chance to submit a nomination for the Innovation Hall of Fame. If you know of a Clark School faculty member or alum (or other engineer closely associated with the school) whose technological innovations have advanced the field or had a positive impact on society, please submit your nomination for this year's award. Prior inductees include the inventors of satellite radio technology (used in the Sirius XM Radio system), hybrid electric/gasoline engine (used in Toyota vehicles), pulse Doppler radar, the universal product code, the flexible cardiac stent and many other breakthroughs. This is your chance to honor our best!
Great Expectations Spotlight: Alum's Company Sponsors Lecture Series
Vikram Manikonda (M.S. '94 and Ph.D. '97, electrical engineering), president of Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI), has announced that his company will sponsor the Intelligent Automation, Inc. Colloquia Series at the Institute for Systems Research. To learn more about the Great Expectations campaign and how you can make a difference through scholarships, fellowships, and support for competitions and student activities, please contact Leslie Borak.
Clark School Alumni Spotlight: Alumnus Recognized for Communication Theory Work
Hamid Jafarkhani (M.S. '94 and Ph.D. '97, electrical engineering) has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in the section on Information, Computing, and Communication, and was recently named the Conexant-Broadcom Endowed Chair at UC Irvine, where he is a “Chancellor’s Professor.”
Join Us! Order of the Engineer Ceremony, April 1
As engineers, one of our utmost priorities is to apply high ethical standards in all of our decisions. Doctors affirm the Hippocratic Oath. So too, engineers can affirm the Oath of Obligation proclaiming a commitment to uphold their ethical responsibilities. Upon induction into the Order of the Engineer, you are given a steel band to wear on the small finger of your working hand to proudly display your commitment and remind yourself never to cut corners. The 2011 Order of the Engineer Ceremony will be held at the University of Maryland Golf Course Clubhouse on Friday, April 1, at 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by Lockheed Martin Corporation. For additional information, please contact Josey Simpson ’84, director of alumni relations, at 301.405.2150 or email email@example.com, or visit www.ooe.umd.edu.
California Alumni, You're Invited to a Networking Reception, April 13 and 14
San Diego Area alumni, please join us for a reception with Dean Darryll Pines on the evening of April 13. Alumni in the Bay Area, you are invited to join Dean Pines at a reception on the evening of April 14. RSVP online at www.alumni.umd.edu/CA2011.
You're Invited: Engineering Sustainability Workshop, April 22
Sustainability does not happen by chance. It must be engineered. That's why on Earth Day, the Clark School will hold the next Engineering Sustainability Workshop. The goal is to present and propose ways to maximize technology's positive impact on the long-term availability of natural resources, and to minimize its negative impact. Join us and contribute new ideas for engineering sustainability. The event will take place in the Kim Building from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Explore Your World: Maryland Day, April 30
Join the University of Maryland in a celebration of our diverse world on Maryland Day. Stay tuned for more details 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 www.marylandday.umd.edu.
Whiting-Turner Business and Entrepreneurial Lecture, May 5
Join us at 5 p.m. on May 5 for this semester's Whiting-Turner Business and Entrepreneurial Lecture by Asghar Mostafa, founder of Entourage Systems, Inc. The title of his talk is "Ideas for Starting Up Your Company." This lecture will take place in the Kim Building.
Save the Date! Baltimore-Area Alumni Networking Event, May 12
Clark School alumni in the Baltimore area are invited to attend the annual networking event at the Engineers Club in downtown Baltimore. This popular gathering is scheduled for Thursday, May 12, at 6 p.m. and is sponsored by Whiting-Turner Contracting Company.RSVP online at www.alumni.umd.edu/Baltimore2011. For more information, contact Josey Simpson ’84, director of alumni relations, at 301.405.2150 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t Miss Your Chance to Win a 2011 Ford Fiesta!
Raffle tickets are available online for $10 each or 3 for $25 with proceeds benefiting the University of Maryland Alumni Association, including student, young alumni and other programming. The lucky winner will be drawn on Maryland Day, April 30, 2011.
Join the University of Maryland Online Alumni Community!
Connect online with friends (and friends-of-friends-of-friends) based on shared interests, common acquaintances, professions, locations and more. The Online Alumni Community is free and exclusive to Maryland graduates (former Terp Alumni Network members will need to re-register) and is a social and career tool brought to you by the Maryland Alumni Association. Register now and watch your Terp connections grow!
Your Name Here--Sponsorship Opportunities
Thanks to Corporate Partner ATK, 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!
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Each month, we randomly select a name from Alumni Notes to win a Clark School t-shirt. This month's winner is Dorothy Lam! Don't miss your chance to win the next t-shirt--send us your news today by emailing Josey Simpson.
Erik Anderson (B.S. '97, fire protection engineering) received his LEED Green Associate credential. He is a fire protection and life safety manager with Koffel Associates, Inc. in Elkridge, Md.
Alfredo Echeverri (M.Eng ’03, engineering) is a reliability specialist with Chevron Petroleum Company in Columbia, South America.
Ioannis Minis (Ph.D. ’88, mechanical engineering), published Supply Chain Optimization, Design, and Management: Advances and Intelligent Methods (IGI Global).
Thomas Herald (M.S. '86, electrical engineering) has been appointed to serve as a senior fellow of Lockheed Martin Corporation's Global Training and Logistics business unit. He's also an adjunct professor for Stevens Institute of Technology and the University of Central Florida.
Igor Filipovich (M.S. ’99, electrical engineering) is an electrical engineer with Nokia Siemens Networks in Downers Grove, Ill.
Sachin Kumar (M.S. ’09 and Ph.D. ’09, reliability engineering) is a reliability engineer with ASML, Inc., in Wilton, Conn.
Robert Lotkowictz (B.S. ’84, mechanical engineering, and MBA ‘05) is director of municipal operations for Skaneateles, N.Y.
Ion Matei (M.S. '09 and Ph.D. '10, electrical engineering) has begun a postdoctoral fellowship in systems engineering with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Md.
Curt Watson (B.S. '76, mechanical engineering) has been appointed senior vice president for global business development at Mustang, an engineering firm in Houston, Texas.
Dorothy Lam (B.S. ’04, computer engineering, and MBA ‘09) married Daniel Choy on January 1 in College Park. Yee Lau (B.S. ’05, computer engineering) was one of the bridesmaids.
Sean O'Rourke (M.S. '05, fire protection engineering) is engaged to Jamie Dowd.
Matthew Richard Young (B.S. '04, civil engineering) has married Anna Deitz.
Lauren Swiston (B.S. '06, civil engineering) has married Dave Urbanek.
The Clark School Mourns the Passing of...
Over the past month, we were saddened to learn of the passing of Philipp O. Bergan (B.S. ’59, mechanical engineering).
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