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Clark School Graduate Program Ranks 18th Nationally

US NewsIn the U.S. News & World Report 2013 Best Graduate Schools ranking, the Clark School jumped from 22nd to 18th place, 9th among public schools. Six departmental programs ranked in the top 25.

Wereley Named Aerospace Engineering Chair

Norman WereleyNorman M. Wereley, the Techno-Sciences Professor of Aerospace Engineering will serve the Department of Aerospace Engineering as chair. He takes over from Mark Lewis, who will now lead the Science and Technology Policy Institute at the Institute of Defense Analyses.

Regents Recognize Kiger for Teaching

KigerMechanical engineering associate professor Kenneth Kiger will receive the 2012 Regents Faculty Award for Teaching from the University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents.

Who's Best in 2012? Aerospace Wins Alumni Cup

Aero Wins

In a new Clark School competition, teams representing each department competed for the first Clark School Alumni Cup. Aerospace engineering won first place, civil and environmental engineering second and materials science and engineering third.

Great Expectations Spotlight: Newton Scholarship to Benefit Underrepresented Minorities

The Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering has raised more than $60,000 from alumni and friends for the James N. Newton Scholarship Fund, to benefit underrepresented minorities and other engineering students. The scholarship honors the centerís former director. To learn more, please contact Leslie Borak.

Clark School Alumni Spotlight: Flat Terp Travels to Germany with Muzereus


Anthony Muzereus (B.S. '88 civil engineering) is a staff engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' European District. He is pictured here with Flat Terp in Ludwigsburg, Germany, at the Christmas Market.

Join Us: Engineering Sustainability Workshop, April 26

Learn from industry and government guest speakers, as well as UMD researchers and students, about the potential of solar energy technology at this year's Engineering Sustainability Workshop. This event is free and open to the public. No registration required.

You're Invited: Whiting-Turner Business and Entrepreneurial Lecture, April 26

Learn about "Making Solar Power a Reality in California" from Clark School alum Stephen Zaminksi '86 at the next Whiting-Turner lecture, 5 p.m. on April 26 in the Kim Building. This is a part of the 2012 Engineering Sustainability Workshop.

San Diego-Area Alumni: The Convergence of Business and Engineering

Join us at the La Valencia Hotel April 23 in La Jolla from 6-8 p.m. for a discussion with deans of the Robert H. Smith School of Business and the A. James Clark School of Engineering. Register online at www.alumni.umd.edu/CA2012.

San Francisco-Area Alumni: From the Ground Up: Startups Becoming Successful in Business

Come to the Stanford Park Hotel in Menlo Park April 24 6-8 p.m. to hear a panel of Terp entrepreneurs and venture capitalists discuss their paths in creating companies that have managed to carve a niche and make a profit in business. Register online at www.alumni.umd.edu/CA2012.

Save the Date! Baltimore-Area Alumni Networking Event, May 10

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 10, at 6 p.m. and is sponsored by Whiting-Turner Contracting Company. More details to follow.

New York Alumni: Join Us and Network on May 17

Clark School alumni in the New York area are invited to attend a reception hosted by Robert D. Briskman, co-founder of Sirius XM Radio and 2010 Innovation Hall of Fame Inductee. Enjoy a behind the scenes look at Sirius XM Radio, networking with fellow Terps, and meet Darryll Pines, dean of the Clark School. More details to follow.

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

Michael Frame (Ph.D. '98, aerospace engineering) joined the Division of Research at UMD as director for strategic corporate partnerships and the UMD-Lockheed Martin Strategic Partnership.

Mark Lawrence (M.S. '02, telecommunications) was named among Innovate Prince George's Forty Under 40: 2012 Honorees (Prince George's County, Md.).

Ali Rangwala (M.S. '02, fire protection engineering) has been promoted to associate professor of fire protection engineering and granted tenure at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

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 John Edward Casson (B.S. '50, mechanical engineering).

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