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Clark School Celebrates Students, Honors Alumni and Faculty at Spring 2013 Commencement

Clark School Celebrates Students, Honors Alumni and Faculty at Spring 2013 CommencementSpring Commencement was held on May 20. Keynote speakers included alumna and NASA Engineer Florence Tan (B.S. '86) and student speaker Juan Quintero-Moreno. Dr. Steven Marcus received the Poole & Kent Teaching Award for Senior Faculty. "Golden Terps" alumni were also honored. Learn more

Clark School's New Robotic Bird, "Robo Raven," So Realistic It Can Fool a Hawk

Robo RavenProfs. S. K. Gupta & Hugh Bruck and their students have developed a new robotic bird, "Robo Raven." The bird's wings flap independently of each other and can be programmed to perform aerobatic maneuvers, the first with these capabilities. A hawk even mistook Robo Raven for a real bird and attacked it. See the video

Michael Pack Receives "Champion of Change" Award from White House

Michael PackThe Clark School's Center for Advanced Transportation Technology (CATT) Director Michael Pack was recognized by the White House at an event on May 8 as a Transportation “Champion of Change” for his exemplary leadership in developing and implementing transportation technology solutions. Learn more

Terps Racing Team Featured in CTV News Video

Terps on the Hill, June 13, 6-8 pm, Rayburn Building
Join members of the Maryland Congressional Delegation, University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh, the Chapter Boards of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, the School of Public Policy, the Robert H. Smith School of Business, and the A. James Clark School of Engineering as well as the Maryland Alumni Association's Capitol Alumni Terp Network for an exciting gathering of alumni who work on the Hill or in a government agency. All Maryland graduates working on Capitol Hill or for government agencies are invited. RSVP online at alumni.umd.edu/caphill2013 or contact Heather Gleason at 301.405.1019 or hgleason@umd.edu.

Save the Date! 10th Annual Clark School of Engineering Alumni Chapter Golf Tournament, September 19
A morning of fun and networking awaits you at the UMD Golf Course on September 19. Shotgun start is at 8:30 a.m. followed by an awards banquet and silent auction. More details to follow. To assist in planning this tournament, please email clarkalumnigolf@gmail.com.

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Photographs from recent Alumni Networking Receptions 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 Pavan Dabade! Don't miss your chance to win the next t-shirt—send us your news today by emailing Josey Simpson.

Abdulmalik Almeheini, BS ’11, Chemical Engineering
Product Executive, SABIC, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Adel Al-Wazeer, PhD ’07, Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering Faculty, Higher Colleges of Technology, Dubai

Pavan Dabade, ME ’08, Fire Protection Engineering
Fire Protection Engineer, AST Fire Protection Company, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

Reza Ghanadan, BS ’88, Physics, Electrical Engineering, MS ’90, Electrical Engineering
Program Manager, DARPA, Arlington, Virginia

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

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