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Long-Term Sea Level Rise Could Cost Washington, D.C., Billions

AyyubThe Washington Post and other media outlets recently featured research by Clark School civil engineering professor Bilal Ayyub and colleagues on the potential for catastrophic impacts on Washington, D.C., should a superstorm like Hurricane Sandy hit closer to this area.

Clark School-Southern Maryland Partnership to Graduate More Mechanical Engineers

The University System of Maryland has committed nearly $450,000 toward a program that allows students in Southern Maryland to receive an accredited Clark School mechanical engineering degree.

A Faster, Easier Way to Diagnose Metabolic Disorders in Infants

A proposed inexpensive sensor for rapid, point-of-care diagnosis of metabolic disorders in infants has earned professor and associate dean Peter Kofinas the Clark School's first Translational Sciences Grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.

Great Expectations Spotlight: Engineers Without Borders Chapter Receives Grants

EWB in EthiopiaThe Clark School's Engineers Without Borders chapter has received grants from Bechtel and Boeing to facilitate trips to Ethiopia and Burkina Faso. WATCH a video about the team's work in Ethiopia.

Students Think the Clark School is "Spooktacular"

SpooktacularThings got a bit spooky around the Clark School on Halloween, as students were invited to tell us why they think the Clark School is "spooktacular."

Deadline Extended! 2013 Distinguished Engineering Alumnus/Alumna Award

The 2013 Alumni Association Awards Gala will move to the fall, and the deadline to nominate exceptional Clark School graduates for the Distinguished Engineering Alumnus/Alumna Award has been extended to March 1, 2013. Find out more online or email Josey Simpson.

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Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Buy gift cards from your favorite brands, and 5% of your total purchase will benefit the Maryland Alumni Association.

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

Jacob Epstein (B.S. '10, civil engineering) is a project engineer with Whiting-Turner Contracting Company in Towson, Md.

William Rivers (B.S. '92, aerospace engineering) has been appointed executive director of the Joint National Committee for Languages -- National Council for Languages and International Studies.

David L. Vanhoy (M.S. '88, aerospace engineering) has received the 2012 Kelly Johnson Award for excellence and outstanding achievement in flight test engineering from the Society of Flight Test Engineers. He is technical director for the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School.

See what Farhan Gandhi, Zhu Han, Gani Nayak, Cameron Novak, Anthony Plummer and Raymond Streib have been up to by reading more Clark School Alumni Notes on our site...

The Clark School Mourns the Passing of...

Over the past month, we were saddened to learn of the deaths of Frank Martin Jr. (B.S. '50, mechanical engineering) and Professor Emeritus James Gentry.

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