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Dean Darryll Pines Stresses Need for Prizes and Competitions to Spur Innovation in Op-Ed

Darryll Pines photoIn an op-ed published on April 18 in the Baltimore Sun, Dean of the UMD's Clark School of Engineering and Farvardin Professor of Aerospace Engineering Dr. Darryll Pines points out the impact that competitions and prizes can have on innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic development. Learn more here.

Clark School Faculty Recognized at UMD Invention of the Year Awards

Time-reversal techniques for optimizing broadband communication networks and rapid prototyping of microfluidics devices were among the Clark School of Engineering inventions recognized as the most promising new technologies at the University of Maryland Invention of the Year Awards. Learn more here.

Robotics Team Mentored by UMD Students Advances to FIRST Championship Competition

Clark School undergraduate mentors in a group called MASE (Mentors Advancing STEM Education) have been active in mentoring a local student robotics team that earned a top position in the Washington, DC Regional FIRST Robotics Competition, advancing to the FIRST Championship Competition in St. Louis on April 24-27. Learn more here.

Always a Terp
Tablet holder imageThe University of Maryland Alumni Association is offering a FREE Fear the Turtle tablet holder to the first 50 engineering alumni to join/renew as a member before April 30. No matter where life takes you, you’ll always be a Terp. Show your pride by becoming a member today. Use promo code P9ZK3 to receive your gift. Promotional offer ends April 30. Click here to join/renew today!

Baltimore-Area Alumni Networking Reception – May 9
Clark School alumni in the Baltimore area are invited to attend the annual networking event at The Engineer’s Club in downtown Baltimore. This popular gathering is scheduled for Thursday, May 9 from 6:00-8:00pm and is sponsored by Whiting-Turner Contracting Company. RSVP online at www.alumni.umd.edu/Baltimore2013 by May 2.

Golden Terps Reunion – May 20
Engineering alumni celebrating their 50th, 55th, 60th, 65th or greater reunion in 2013, are invited to join us for a special brunch followed by the commencement festivities on Monday, May 20th. Golden Terps will be presented with a gold medallion, and wearing gold robes, can lead the commencement procession and be introduced by name to the Clark School family. Watch your mail for the invitation from Dean Pines and RSVP by May 1. For more information, please contact Stephanie Selzer at 301.405.5776 or sselzer@umd.edu.

Travel Program - Sponsored by the Alumni Association
Tahitian Jewels - January 15 – 25, 2014
Book by May 9, 2013 and save $2,000 per couple
Imagine a cruise on one of the finest vessels afloat, Oceania Cruises Marina, where every port of call is a Polynesian paradise. Savor the tropical island splendor of Moorea, Bora Bora, Hiva Oa, and more as you sail the beautiful South Pacific. Click here for additional information: http://umaa.umd.edu/Travel/2014/tours.html

Photo Galleries
Photographs from recent Networking Events, the Alumni Cup Competition and the Order of the Engineer Ceremony have been posted to our website. Please visit www.eng.umd.edu/flickr.

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 Delmar Gillus, Jr.! Don't miss your chance to win the next t-shirt—send us your news today by emailing Josey Simpson.

Timothy Babich, BS ’08, MS ’11 Electrical Engineering
Systems Electrical Engineer, Naval Research Lab, Washington, DC

Delmar Gillus, Jr., BS ’93 Mechanical Engineering
Recently added as a member of the Black & Latino Achievers (BLA) Board

Zhenya Huang, MS ’00 Mechanical Engineering
Recently joined Fidelity Investments as Vice President, overseeing the quality and improvements in the operations

Andrew Humen, Jr., BS ’81 Electrical Engineering
President, Smiths Microwave, Tampa, Florida

Charles Joyce, BS ’04 Fire Protection Engineering
Director, AKF Group, New York, New York

Matthew Lauver, BS ’09 Fire Protection Engineering
Fire Protection Engineer, NAVFAC, Norfolk, Virginia

Seong Jae Park, MS ’05 Civil Engineering
Assistant, Seoul Metropolitan Government, Seoul, Korea

Chengdong Wang, MS ’04, PhD ’07 Reliability Engineering
Senior Reliability Engineer, Schlumberger, Sugarland, Texas

See more at Clark School Alumni Notes on our site...

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April 22 – San Diego, California Networking Reception
April 22 – Engineering Sustainability Workshop
April 23 – Bay Area/San Francisco, California Networking Reception
April 25 – Whiting-Turner Lecture featuring Warren Citrin of Redox Power Systems
April 27 – Maryland Day: Explore Our World
May 9 – Spring Baltimore Networking Reception
May 20 – Golden Terps Reunion and Commencement Celebration

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