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Clark School Aerospace Students Soar

AHS Design CompetitionClark School aerospace engineering students won six of 19 Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarships and for the 11th time in 14 years took first place in the American Helicopter Society Design Competition (image at left). The June 21 flight of the Gamera II human-powered helicopter was certified for the national record at 49.9 seconds.

Meet Allison Corbett, Assistant Development Director

Allison CorbettAllison Corbett is the Clark School's new assistant development director. She works with foundations, associations and corporations, including the Clark School’s Corporate Partners, along with individuals and special projects. Email Allison at acc@umd.edu.

Great Expectations Spotlight: Clark School Hopes to Attract Fire Protection "Professor of the Practice"

Robert AndrewsThe Department of Fire Protection Engineering is raising funds, led by a $100K gift by Bob Andrews '80, for a new Professor of the Practice to mentor students and assist other faculty members. To contribute, please contact Carl Fowlkes.

Nominate a 2013 Distinguished Engineering Alumnus/Alumna

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.

FDA-Supported Center to Hold CERSI Day, September 5

CERSI Day, the showcase event for UMD’s new Center for Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation, will be held September 5 in the Kim Building, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The event is free, but registration is required. Register online now.

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!

You're Invited: The Whiting-Turner Lecture Series

Alex Mehr '03Zoosk romantic social network co-founder, Alex Mehr '03 (pictured left), kicks off the series on October 4. Balloon catheter-inventor Thomas J. Fogarty, M.D., speaks on October 18 as part of the 2012 Fischell Festival of Bioengineering. Both lectures are at 5 p.m.

Baltimore-Area Alumni, Save the Date!

The Clark School will host a reception for alumni on November 15, from 6-8 p.m. at the National Electronics Museum near Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Watch your email for more details about this event and how to RSVP.

Lockheed Martin "Innovate the Future" Competition

Lockheed Martin Corporation has announced a worldwide innovation contest with cash awards totaling $50,000. Deadline to enter is September 30. Up to five ideas will be selected for cash awards.

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

Michael Griffin (Ph.D. '77, aerospace engineering) is chairman and chief executive officer of Schafer Corporation in Arlington, Va. He is a former NASA administrator.

Brenda Piper (B.S. '87, chemical engineering, and M.B.A. '91) has been named to the board of directors of Under Armour, Inc.

John A. White (B.S. '95, engineering) is executive vice president and chief operating officer of jewelry and clothing design company Fossil, Inc.

See what DeAnna Allen, Brian Bochicco, Jie Chen, Yu-Hsin Chen, Carlos Contreras, Joseph Drayton, Peter D. Eitnier, Brendan Murphy, Stacy Welch, Timothy Whittie, James Wink and Jack Yeh have been up to by reading more Clark School Alumni Notes on our site...

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Clark School Alumni, we produce this e-newsletter so we can tell you about the school, but also so you can tell your fellow alumni about yourselves. Send us news about your recent career moves and personal events and we will include them in upcoming issues. Please send your news to josey@umd.edu.

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