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Mechanical Engineering Wins 2015 Alumni Cup Competition!

The Department of Mechanical Engineering won the 2015 Alumni Cup Competition, a Rube Goldberg-inspired engineering design competition that pits student teams from each of the eight departments against one another in a battle of engineering supremacy. This year’s challenge was “how many engineers does it take to screw in a light bulb?”  Learn more.

University of Maryland Ranked in Top 10 Public Universities in Nation

The University of Maryland ranked no. 8 in the US for public colleges and universities, and no. 2 in schools in the Big 10, but The Business Journals. The inaugural list ranks 484 public colleges across the United States on a wide range of criteria, including academic excellence, affordability and diversity. UMD was one of seven schools to receive five stars in at least five categories, including selectivity, advancement, prestige, diversity and community. Learn more.

Explore the World with Fellow Terps

The University of Maryland Alumni Association offers an extraordinary opportunity for our alumni, family and friends to reconnect and chart new territories through our Alumni Travel program. The program presents a number of diverse opportunities for travelers to explore wonders here in the US and abroad. Learn more.

CMSE 34th Annual Student Recognition and Alumni Banquet

Save the Date for the 34th Annual Student Recognition and Alumni Banquet, hosted by the Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering, the Black Engineers Society, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and the Student Community for Outreach, Retention, and Excellence! Please also join us for a post-banquet alumni mixer in recognition of the BES 40th & Bridge 30th anniversaries. We hope to see you on Thursday, April 30, 2015! Learn more.

Take the Pledge to be an Ethical Engineer

The Clark School is hosting the 2015 Order of the Engineer ceremony on April 1, 2015 at 7 pm at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center. The Order of the Engineer was initiated in the United States to foster a spirit of pride and responsibility in the engineering profession, to bridge the gap between training and experience, and to present to the public a visible symbol identifying the engineer. Tickets are available for purchase, and include a dinner reception, ring, and the official Order of the Engineer Obligation Certificate. Learn more.

Clark School's Hafezi Awarded Prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship

Assistant Professor Mohammad Hafezi (ECE/IREAP/JQI) is one of 126 recipients for a 2015 Sloan Research Fellowship. Awarded by the Alfred P. Sloan this award distinguishes early-career scientists based on their potential to contribute fundamentally significant research to a wider academic community. Learn more.

Alumni Notes

The Engineering Alumni Network would like to thank the following alumni for recently joining or renewing their membership to the UMD Alumni Association!

Lifetime Members:

Mr. Jeffrey C. Robbert, CE ‘99
Mr. Russell D. Hester, ME ‘96
Mr. Adam J. Reese, AE ‘08

Three Year Members:

Mr. C. Michael Dougherty, CE ’72
Mr. Vincent R. Bury, ECE ‘11
Mr. Michael C. Moraz, ME ‘04
Gregory A. Katona, Ph.D., ECE ‘01
Dr. Sanjeev K. Singh, ECE ‘95
Ms. Susan M. Castellan, CE ‘91
Mr. Robert B. Tahmassebi, ECE ‘90
Mr. Charles J. Kilmain, ME ‘85
Mr. Christopher B. Straight, ME ‘84
Mr. Anthony C. McMurtray, CE ‘81
Mr. Norman S. Clerman, AE ‘68
Mr. Richard F. Gole, ME ‘61
Richard P. Thornberry, P.E., FPE ‘71
Mr. Donald T. Hughes, CE ‘58

Annual Members:

Dr. Amirali Sharifi, ECE ‘03
Mr. Raymond J. Harvey, AE ‘84
Dr. Donald R. Hardesty, ME ‘64
Dr. James Bok Wong, AgE ‘49
Mr. Aaron E. Diehl, ECE ‘91
Mr. Morad Hekmat, ME ‘90
Mr. Joseph E. Liberatore, ECE ‘90
Mr. David M. Wendt, ECE ‘89
Mr. Martin O. Charles, ECE ‘87
Mr. Mark H. Salley, FPE ‘87
Mr. William E. Armour, P.E., ME ‘83
Mr. Joseph A. Reyes, Jr., ECE ‘57
LTC James A. Shoemaker, ME ‘56
Frederick P. Stecher, Ph.D., ME ‘78
Mr. Jorge Portocarrero, ME ‘68
Dr. Chester F. Clark, ChE ‘71
Mr. Bernard S. Beavan, Jr., CE ‘74
Mr. Charles Fink, ECE ‘51
Mr. John M. Uzick, ME ‘57
Dr. Paul A. Martino, ChE ‘67
Mr. Richard A. Drozd, ME ‘66
Mr. Noam Joseph Fine, ECE ‘11
Maj. Rufus M. Gant, III, ME ‘86
Mr. Thomas L. Hartman, Jr., CE ‘84
Mr. John D. Moore, ME ‘51
Mr. Charles J. Shaffer, CE ‘87
Mr. Colin S. Taitt, ME ‘87

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