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Clark School Energy Innovation in the News

Clark School Energy Innovation in the NewsEnergy innovations developed at the University of Maryland Energy Research Center have been featured prominently in the news, including MIT Technology Review, The Washington Post, Forbes, and NPR. New solid oxide fuel cell technology developed by Redox Power Systems is poised to revolutionize electricity generation. Learn more

UMD Researchers Awarded Two ARPA-E Grants for Electric Vehicle Energy Storage Systems

Two research teams from the University of Maryland Energy Research Center were awarded grants from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to develop transformational electric vehicle energy storage systems using innovative chemistries, architectures and designs. The two UMD projects were among 22 selected nationwide that received funding from ARPA-E’s new program, Robust Affordable Next Generation Energy Storage Systems (RANGE). Learn more

UMD Propulsion Technology Offers New Possibilities for Satellite Positioning, Space Exploration

UMD Propulsion Technology Offers New Possibilities for Satellite Positioning, Space ExplorationNew electromagnetic propulsion technology being tested by the University of Maryland's Space Power and Propulsion Laboratory on the International Space Station could revolutionize the capabilities of satellites and future spacecraft by reducing reliance on propellants and extending the lifecycle of satellites through the use of a renewable power source. Learn more

10th Annual Clark School of Engineering Alumni Chapter Golf Tournament, September 19
An afternoon of fun and networking awaits you at the UMD Golf Course on September 19. Shotgun start is at 1:30 p.m. Register online at www.alumni.umd.edu/2013ClarkSchoolGolfTournament by September 3. For additional information, please email clarkalumnigolf@gmail.com. See you on the links!

Terp Town 2013
Terp fans are invited to join us at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center before every home football game for the ultimate tailgate experience. Capital One Terp Town offers something for the entire family, including live performances, inflatables, face painting, food vendors, appearances by the Mighty Sound of Maryland and more. Check out our video for a preview of the game day action and visit www.alumni.umd.edu for additional information. Go Terps!

Baltimore-Area Alumni, Save the Date!
The Clark School will host a reception for alumni on November 14, 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.

Mailing Labels
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Speakers Wanted: ENES472-International Business Cultures for Engineering and Technology
Have you managed or been a member of a global team? Does your work take you to locations outside of the U.S.? Did you study abroad as an engineering student and now you are working globally? The Clark School’s Office of International & Leadership Programs is seeking volunteers to share their experiences with students enrolled in ENES472: International Business Cultures for Engineering and Technology. ENES472 provides students with an understanding of cultural aspects pertaining to global business and engineering and develop the cultural understanding, attitudes, and communication skills needed to function appropriately within an increasingly global and multicultural working environment. The class meets on Thursdays from 5:00 to 7:45 pm in the Fall 2013 semester. Presentations with Q&A are usually about 45 minutes in length. If you are interested in volunteering this semester or in the future, please contact Jane Fines at jfines@umd.edu.

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

Sara Bishop, BS ’13 Civil Engineering
Engineer 1, Pepco Holdings, Inc., Washington, DC.

Tammy Borkowski, BS ’86 Electrical Engineering
Completed her Doctor of Management degree from University of Maryland University College in 2012.

Kimberly Brown, MS ’98, PhD ’05 Chemical Engineering
CEO & President, Amethyst Technologies, LLC, Halethorpe, MD. Amethyst Technologies was selected as one of five companies (out of 21) tapped for Advance Maryland Program sponsored by The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) and the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore (EAGB).

Harry Freed, BS ’87 Civil Engineering
Senior Civil Engineer, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, King of Prussia, PA.

Mohamed Helaly, ME ’13 Engineering
Project Engineer, Astad Project Management, Doha, Qatar.

Edwin T. Lillie, BS ’12 Mechanical Engineering
Quality and Reliability Engineer, Intel, Chandler, AZ.

Tarun Luthra, MS ’01 Systems Engineering
Director of Technology/Innovation, SAP America, Newtown Square, PA.

Mitchell Solkowitz, BS ’91 Mechanical Engineering
Manager Support Services – Asset Records Management, Baltimore Gas & Electric Company, Baltimore, MD.

David Wilmot, BS ’01 Fire Protection Engineering
Senior Consultant, Aon Fire Protection Engineering, Greenbelt, MD.

Eric Yang, MS ’96 Civil Engineering
Program Manager, John Deere, Moline, IL
After graduating from UMD College Park, Eric earned a MS degree in CIS from Minnesota State and started his career in 1999. He earned an MBA from University of Iowa and joined John Deere in 2012.

Robin Kessinger White, BS ’07 Civil Engineering
Earned her Professional Engineering license.

Personal Notes

We were saddened to hear the passing of Philip DiNenno, BS ’77 Fire Protection Engineering.


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