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Gamera II Sails Past Last Year's World Record

The Clark School's human-powered helicopter team unofficially has succeeded in besting its own world record from 2011, flying the new vehicle, Gamera II, for more than 50 seconds. That flight is awaiting certification. Learn more at the team's web site.

Chellappa Named Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering

ChellappaProfessor Rama Chellappa will serve the Clark School’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering as chair beginning July 1. He has served as interim chair since May of last year.

Meet the 2012 Golden Terp Engineers

Golden TerpsAt the May 2012 commencement, the Clark School celebrated Golden Terp Engineers from the classes of 1962, 1957, 1952, and so on, including an alum from the Class of 1942. Read about their accomplishments and view event photos.

Alumni Spotlight: Mechanical Engineering Alumni Share Terp Pride at Bell Helicopter

ME Alumni at BellFour recent Clark School alumni continue to display their Clark School pride at Bell Helicopter. Ryan Goff, Aleksandr Gorbashev, James Kromer, and Rabee Zuberi are part of the Drive System Design group at Bell.

Nominate a 2013 Distinguished Engineering Alumnus/Alumna Award

Nominate next year’s Distinguished Engineering Alumnus/Alumna. See the list of past recipients and learn how to nominate exceptional Clark School graduates for this prestigious award. Nomination deadline is September 1, 2012. For more information, email Josey Simpson.

Register for the 9th Annual Clark School of Engineering Alumni Chapter Golf Tournament, September 20

An afternoon of fun and networking awaits you at the UMD Golf Course on September 20. Register online by September 5. To assist in planning this tournament, please email clarkalumnigolf@gmail.com. See you on the links!

Travel the World with Fellow Alumni

Alumni Travel 2013Join the UMD Alumni Association on trips to almost every continent. Upcoming destinations include Israel, China and Alaska.

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

James P. Begley (B.S. '96, fire protection engineering) was listed among Consulting-Specifying Engineer's 2012 "40 Under 40."

James D. Smith (B.S. '83, electrical engineering) is a chief administrative patent judge at the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Carol Wong (B.S. '08, mechanical engineering) is a volunteer with the Chesapeake Conservation Corps at South River Foundation. She will attend Stanford in the fall where she has an NSF fellowship towards a master's degree in environmental engineering.

See what Carl Hirrlinger, Mingyan Liu, Richard E. Stamper and Zachary Walters have been up to by reading more Clark School Alumni Notes on our site...

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