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Barbe Lauded by White House, Maryland Daily Record

David BarbeMaryland Technology Enterprise Institute Director David Barbe was recognized by the White House as a Champion of Change and by the Maryland Daily Record as an Innovator of the Year. Barbe's efforts to bring jobs to Maryland and to build a culture of entrepreneurship within the Clark School and the state were cited by both organizations.

Mechanical Engineering Welcomes New External Relations Director

Cornelia KennedyThe Clark School's Department of Mechanical Engineering has gained an important leader in its mission to find new support and recognition for its education and research programs. Cornelia Kennedy, a former director of the Clark School's alumni relations and Corporate Partners programs, has returned to the Clark School from a posting as assistant executive director of the Maryland Alumni Association. In Kennedy's new position as director of external relations in mechanical engineering, she will lead the department's fundraising and public relations programs, working closely with recently appointed Department Chair Balakumar Balachandran. Kennedy, a graduate of UM's Robert H. Smith School of Business, will reach out to department alumni, faculty, staff, and corporate friends to secure support, gain insights, solve problems, and provide information on new achievements and initiatives. To offer comments and suggestions, please contact Cornelia at 301.405.1364 or ckennedy@umd.edu.

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Great Expectations Spotlight: Speed Networking Event for Scholarship Recipients a Success

AFCEA Speed MentoringStudents who win scholarships from the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA)-Bethesda Chapter obtain not only financial support but advising from AFCEA chapter members.  In a "speed mentoring" event last month involving nearly 40 students, staff members and mentors, students learned strategies for planning their courses and maximizing their career opportunities. To learn more about the Great Expectations campaign and how you can make a difference through scholarships, fellowships and support for competitions and student activities, please contact Leslie Borak.

Clark School Alumni Spotlight: Alum Travels to Central America with Flat Terp

Ryan GanserRyan Ganser (B.S. '11, fire protection engineering) recently traveled through Nicaragua, Guatemala and other areas of Central America with fellow Terps. Pictured left, Ryan and Flat Terp pose in front of Temple I in Tikal, Guatemala. Tikal is an ancient Mayan city that is still being restored and uncovered. If you have a destination in mind for Flat Terp, contact Josey Simpson.

Help Our Students! Become a Clark School Alumni Advocate

The Clark School Alumni Advocates are a group of alumni from various engineering majors and organizations who want to share their professional experience and resources with the next generation of Terp Engineers. If you are interested in serving as a mentor, hosting on-site tours at your company, returning to campus to share your professional experience, or serving on the engineering alumni chapter board, then we want to hear from you. Please contact Josey Simpson '84, director of alumni relations, at 301.405.2150 or email josey@umd.edu. Special thanks to the following alums who have participated in recent activities: Kimberly Brown (M.S. '98 and Ph.D. '05, chemical engineering), Raymond Cheong (B.S. '02, chemical engineering), David Erickson (B.S. '98, electrical engineering, and B.A. '98, music), Keith Duerling (B.S. '76 and M.S. '78, civil engineering), Kevin Schoonover (B.S. '06, aerospace engineering) and Russ Werneth (B.S. '64 and M.S. '68, mechanical engineering).

Show Us Your Commencement Photos

We have begun to create summaries of Clark School commencements on our website. Make sure yours is included by sharing your high quality photos. We would like to receive photos of speakers, groups of students and families. Send your photos to Josey Simpson '84, director of alumni relations, at josey@umd.edu. Please identify the people in the shots and include the date.

Your Name Here—Sponsorship Opportunities

Thanks to Corporate Partner Clark Construction for sponsoring this month's edition of the Clark School's e-newsletter. There are many chances throughout the year to put your name and support behind the activities of the Clark School. Sponsorship opportunities include not only this e-newsletter but also alumni receptions and student projects! Contact us to learn how you can make a difference!

Find Work with Our Corporate Partners

Are you looking for a job? The Clark School's Corporate Partners are always looking to fill positions with experienced engineers! Below are direct links to their recruiting web sites:

Alumni Notes

Each month, we randomly select a name from Alumni Notes to win a Clark School t-shirt. This month's winner is Andrew Zayac! Don't miss your chance to win the next t-shirt—send us your news today by emailing Josey Simpson.

Joseph Timothy Arcano, Jr. (Ph.D. '02, civil engineering) is the new director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office of Ocean Exploration and Research.

Eric T. Choh (B.S. '77, electrical engineering) is vice president and interim general manager at the new Luther Forest plant of GlobalFoundries in New York. GlobalFoundries is the former manufacturing arm of Advanced Micro Devices.

James A. DeShazer (B.S. '60, agriculture, and B.S. '61, mechanical engineering) published the monograph Livestock Energetics and Thermal Environmental Management (American Society of Biological and Agricultural Engineers 2009). He is a professor emeritus at the University of Idaho.

Andrew Fisher (B.S. '09, aerospace engineering) is a consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton in Belcamp, Md.

Timothy Leach (M.S. '03 and Ph.D. '06, aerospace engineering) is an aerospace engineer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab in Laurel, Md.

Robert A. Pattishall (B.S. '69, aerospace engineering) is vice president of TASC Inc.'s Systems Engineering and Integration community of excellence. TASC Inc. is a provider of advanced systems engineering, integration and decision-support services to the intelligence community.

Edward Petit de Mange (B.S. '01, mechanical engineering) has been appointed CEO of Daikont's U.S. operation, based in San Diego, Calif. Daikont is a manufacturer of robotic inspection equipment used in nuclear power facilities.

James Simpson (B.S. '84, chemical engineering) is a program management officer consultant with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in Silver Spring, Md.

John Thornton (B.S. '10, civil engineering) is a marketing coordinator with ZGF Architects, LLP, in Washington, D.C.

Andrew Wahl (B.S. '82, fire protection engineering) is a senior fire protection engineer at Michael Baker Corporation in Caraopolis, Penn.

Andrew Zayac (B.S. '11, bioengineering) is an engineering technician with CellASIC, a start-up bioengineering company in Hawyard, Calif.

The Clark School Mourns the Passing of...

Over the past months, we were saddened to learn of the passing of James A. Clark (B.S. '44 and M.S. '48, mechanical engineering; not to be confused with Clark School namesake A. James Clark), John F. Stevens III (B.S. '42, electrical engineering) and Erich G. Schlaile (B.S. '54, chemical engineering).

Tell Us Your News

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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Anya Jones Honored by NATO

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Media Coverage

Civil engineering professor Bilal Ayyub talks with USA Today about the threat of rising sea levels to Washington, D.C.

Civil engineering professor Gerry Galloway gives a bad grade to recent levee inspections, in The Washington Post. (article no longer available online)

The Baltimore Sun covers the recent Mid-Atlantic Cyber Challenge, in which UM students placed second.

Gerry Galloway tells St. Louis Today that climate change, sea level rise and population growth will lead to more flooding in coming years.

Metropolis Magazine features UM's WaterShed house.

The Washington Post features Clark School spin-off TRX Systems and a company working with the Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering to help consumers better understand product energy costs.

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