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Two UMD Professors Elected to National Academy of Engineering

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Antonio Busalacchi, professor of atmospheric and ocean science and director of the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, and James E. Hubbard, Jr., Aerospace Engineering Samuel P. Langley Distinguished Professor, have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Learn more.

Seven UMD Professors Receive Prestigious CAREER Awards

Seven faculty members from the University of Maryland (UMD) have received 2016 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award is one of NSF’s most prestigious honors in support of junior faculty. Learn more.

From Idea to Company: Growing Terp Businesses in Maryland

On Tuesday, March 22 the Clark School Alumni Network partnered with the Robert H. Smith Alumni Club and College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences to bring Baltimore-area alumni an exciting collaborative event focused on launching and growing your own business. The event included two panels: one focused on the early stages of a business, and the other on the growth stage. Special thanks to Harbor Launch at IMET for hosting us in their beautiful space!

Early Stage Panelists:
Miriam Boer, PhD '11 – Sonify Biosciences, LLC
Sean Virgile, PhD Candidate – Diagnostic anSERS Inc.
Mac McFarlane, PhD '16 – Hyperion Technologies
Chanda Arya '10, PhD '14 – Grip Boost, LLC

Growth Stage Panelists:
Paul Capriolo '06 – Social Growth Technologies
Joe Valeri '91, MBA '99, MS '99 – Lucernex Technologies
Josh Notes '06 – GreeNEWit
Le-Marie Thompson '01 – Nettadonna, LLC

Martha Connolly, PhD – Mtech Baltimore

Materials Science & Engineering Wins 2016 Alumni Cup!

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering won the 2016 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 sharpen a pencil?” View the photo album.

Three UMD Aerospace Students Recognized as Tomorrow’s Engineering Leaders

Three University of Maryland aerospace engineering students have been recognized as "Tomorrow's Engineering Leaders: The 20 Twenties" by Penton's Aviation Week Network. The award, granted in partnership with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, recognizes top engineering, math, science, and technology students worldwide and connects them with leaders in the fields. Learn more.

Upcoming Engineering Alumni Network Events

Saturday, May 14
Engineering Alumni Brewery Tour in Silver Spring, MD

Sunday, May 15
Engineering Alumni Network Service Project with Baltimore Community ToolBank

A full calendar of University of Maryland Alumni Association events is available here.

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