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Gaske Named Distinguished Engineering Alumnus

GaskeT. Paul Gaske (B.S. '76, electrical engineering) is this year's 2012 Distinguished Engineering Alumnus in recognition of his professional accomplishments and service to the Clark School and UMD.

Clark School Students Win Prestigious Scholarships

Casarez and HyltonClark School mechanical engineering junior Carlos Casarez has been awarded a Goldwater Scholarship and civil engineering junior Erin Hylton is a Udall Scholar for 2012.

Chem-E Car Advances to Nationals

The Pride of Maryland, the chemical reaction-powered model car fielded by Team Thirsty Turtles in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers' Chem-E Car competition, took second place at the society's mid-Atlantic conference on April 14. The team will compete in the national competition this fall.

Gamera Team Recognized by Helicopter Society

Gamera TeamThe Gamera human-powered helicopter team recently received the Igor I. Sikorsky International Trophy from American Helicopter Society International for designing and building a new, record-setting helicopter.

Lovell Recognized for Service Leadership

Lovell David Lovell, Clark School faculty advisor to UMD's Engineers Without Borders chapter, has been named the 2012 recipient of the "Peter J. Bosscher Faculty Advisor Award for Outstanding Leadership" by Engineers Without Borders USA.

Gulick Named One of Glamour Magazine's Top 10 College Women

Gulick Fischell Department of Bioengineering junior Colleen Gulick has been named one of the nation's Top 10 College Women by Glamour Magazine.

UMD Launches High School Business Plan Competition

HS Biz Competition The Clark School's Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute is hosting the first statewide high school business plan competition in Maryland.

Meet Carl Fowlkes, Director of Development for Individual Major Gifts

Carl Fowlkes Carl Fowlkes has joined the Clark School to help alumni, parents and other stakeholders support the Clark School. Previously, he worked for the Brookings Institution, Virginia Tech, Johns Hopkins Medical School and the University of Connecticut. Email Carl at fowlkes@umd.edu.

Meet Your External Relations Office Staff

External Relations You may run into (from left to right) Administrative Assistant Tina Banks, Stewardship Coordinator Chelsea Brown and Coordinator Diane Hicks at upcoming Clark School events. Be sure to say hello!

Great Expectations Spotlight: BioE Student Gives Away Scholarship

Reginald AveryA recent scholarship winner knew just what to do with the money: Give it away. Fred Hampton Scholarship recipient Reginald Avery donated $1,000 to Greenbelt Elementary, where he has served as a mentor. To learn more, please contact Leslie Borak.

Clark School Alumni Spotlight: Clark School Alumni in China

China Trip

On March 24, Dean Darryll Pines and Assistant Dean Leslie Borak attended a reception for alumni, newly admitted students, parents and UMD students studying abroad in Shanghai. Photo courtesy of George Chen.

Upcoming Clark School Events for Alumni

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

David Curtis (M.S. '75, civil engineering) was appointed to a three-year term on the California Department of Water Resources Climate Change Technical Advisory Group.

Mounya Elhilali (M.S. '03 and Ph.D. '04, electrical engineering) has been named an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator for her work in neuroscience. She is an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University.

Michelle Lynne Mazurek (B.S. '04, electrical engineering) has received a Facebook Fellowship for her work in creating effective and secure forms of content sharing. She is a doctoral student at Carnegie Mellon University.

See what Kuldeep Amarnath, John Bender, Allen Lim, Peter Michael, Daniel Pino, Adam Reese, John Tighe and Jon Tung have been up to by reading 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 Yuet Alfred Lau (M.S. '74, electrical engineering, and MBA '80).

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