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Entrepreneurial Students Head to the White House

EIP StudentsThirty-five students from the Clark School's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program visited the White House as part of an "I Am an Entrepreneur" event, at which they met and learned from successful young entrepreneurs.

Clark School's Gamera Certified for World Records

The Federation Aeronautique Internationale has certified that the Clark School's Gamera human-powered helicopter team set world records earlier this year for flight duration and flight duration with a female pilot.

Master's in Cybersecurity Engineering Targets High-Tech Professionals

The Clark School has developed a new graduate-level program for working professionals that will provide them in-depth knowledge, skills and abilities to defend our critical infrastructures from electronic warfare.

Explore a New Way to Use Your Engineering Degree

MEPPThe Clark School, together with the University of Maryland School of Public Health, offers a Master's in Engineering and Public Policy program with specialties in environmental, energy, infrastructure, manufacturing, international development, national security and biotechnology policy.

NSF Grant to Help Monitor and Protect Endangered Species

NSF ProjectResearchers at the Clark School, the National Geographic Society and Princeton University are developing a “Crittercam” wireless network system to capture video, sound, geo-location data, and other information to provide insights into the group behavior of endangered species.

Researchers Explore How Cyber-Attackers Think Like Regular Crooks

A Clark School engineer and a University of Maryland criminologist are applying criminological concepts and research methods in the study of cybercrime, leading to recommendations for IT managers to use in the prevention of cyber-attacks on their networks.

Alumni Helping Alumni: Help or Get Help!

AlumniThe Clark School Alumni Chapter Board's new Young Alumni Mentoring Program connects seasoned alumni with those who graduated in the past 10 years. Mentors advise mentees on career paths, networking, and employment opportunities. Contact Dilibe A. Aneke and Kimberly Brown to participate.

Alumni Helping Students: Share Your Knowledge!

The Clark School Alumni Advocates share their professional experience and resources with the next generation of Terp Engineers. Host on-site tours at your company, return to campus to share your professional experience, or serve on the engineering alumni chapter board. Please contact Josey Simpson '84, director of alumni relations, at 301.405.2150 or email josey@umd.edu.

Great Expectations Spotlight: Give to the Clark School General Scholarship Fund

Many Clark School alumni donate to undergraduate scholarships because they themselves benefited from such support as students. In today's challenging economic environment, many worthy students are still searching for the support they need to complete their education. Your gift will make a real difference in a student’s life. To learn more, please contact Leslie Borak.

Clark School Alumni Spotlight: ChBE Alumni Recreate Toys That Inspired Them

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering alumni Carol and Paul Flack (B.S. '84 and '77, respectively) are using their manufacturing and business experience to create building kits in the spirit of the Kenner Girder & Panel Building Set.

Show Us Your Commencement Photos

Have you seen the new Clark School commencement photos on our website? 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 Constellation Energy 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 Jon Nekritz! Don't miss your chance to win the next t-shirt—send us your news today by emailing Josey Simpson.

Parag Banerjee (Ph.D. '11, materials and science engineering) is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Washington University in St. Louis.

Nicholas Barbour (B.S. '02, mechanical engineering) is a design engineer with Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc., a producer of rock crushing and screening equipment in Yankton, S.D.

Mihai Dimian (Ph.D. '05, electrical engineering) has been promoted to full professor of engineering at Stefan cel Mare University in Romania.

Jaime Jurado (B.S. '83, chemical engineering) is a new brewer with Susquehanna Brewing Co. in Jenkins Township, Penn.

Jon Nekritz (B.S. '78, civil engineering) is a senior bridge safety engineer with the Federal Highway Administration in Matteson, Ill.

Huimin Jenny Zhan (M.S. '93, chemical engineering) has been appointed the new chief strategy officer of Ambow Education Holding Ltd., a provider of educational and career enhancement services in China.

The Clark School Mourns the Passing of...

Over the past month, we were saddened to learn of the passing of Dennis Francis Hasson (Ph.D. '70, 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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Protecting Cultural Heritage

Liu Honored by China's Northwestern Polytechnical University

Master's in Cybersecurity Engineering Targets High-Tech Professionals

Fisher Elected Fellow of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

Student Recognized for Academic and Service Achievements

Hubbard, Grauer Contribute to New Book on Morphing Aircraft

Tether to Speak at Commencement

EIP Students Head to the White House

NSF Grant to Help Monitor and Protect Endangered Species

Antonsen, Shneiderman Elected IEEE Fellows

Researchers Explore How Cyber-Attackers Think Like Regular Crooks

Hicks Named Permanent Director of Cybersecurity Center

CapWIN Receives IMPACT Award

Lathrop, Chellappa Selected as Fellows

Want Fuel Cells? Think Outside the Hydrogen Tank

MPG-Like Ratings for Your Home Appliances

Clark School's Gamera Certified for World Records

Singh Named 2011 Leading Women Award Winner

Sikorsky Invests in Next Generation of Helicopter Engineers

Media Coverage

AeroE alum Harsha Prahlad is among Silicon Valley Business Journal's 40 Under 40 for his work on robotics.

The Baltimore Sun interviews a Clark School alumnus who hiked the entire Pacific Crest Trail.

Two items about Jaime Jurado's return to the Pennsylvania brewing scene: Citizen's Voice and Times Leader.

Tory Fogle (B.S. '11, mechanical engineering) profiled by Frederick News Post when he returns to his old high school for STEM Day.

The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore's CBS affiliate cover the exploits of alumna Florence Tan at NASA Goddard.

Alumnus George Huber is profiled in Furniture World for his success in the industry.

Washington Post coverage of NASA's rigorous astronaut training program mentions Clark School alumna and astronaut trainee Jeannette Epps.

Science Nation profiles technology developed by Clark School spin-off company TRX Systems that could help save the lives of emergency responders.

MIT's Technology Review features Eric Wachsman's work on gasoline-powered fuel cell technology.

The UK's The Register covers Michel Cukier's collaboration with a criminologist to study cyber crime.

The Maryland Daily Record features Clark School research that will track wildlife using a wireless computer network.

PCWorld and WUSA*9 cover efforts to study cybercrime with a combination of engineering and criminology.

The New York Times covers a teenager w invented a prosthetic with the help of Clark School professors.

The Baltimore Sun covers the Gamera team's world records.

Scientific American quotes UMERC Director Eric Wachsman on the need for better fuel cell research strategies.

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