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Record-Breaking Year for Women in Engineering

WIEThe Clark School broke several records for the enrollment of women this year. This fall, the Clark School had the largest number and highest percentage of female enrollment in history with the current first-year class. Read more details online.

Great Expectations Spotlight: Campaign Reaches $1B Goal!

The Clark School raised almost a quarter of the total amount -- $240 million (including $47 million for scholarships) -- well more than its initial fundraising goal of $185 million. Read more here.

Donation Names Kim Building Lecture Hall

Stanley Zupnik (BS ’59, civil engineering), founder of Majestic Builders of Chevy Chase, recently made a $500,000 pledge to the Clark School Dean’s Fund. In recognition of this generous gift, the Clark School will name the large lecture hall in the Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building Stanley Zupnik Hall.

Hovercraft Invade the Kim Building

Hovercraft CompetitionTeam Keystone Flight clocked the fastest time, while Walter Johnson High School won for best craftsmanship, at this semester's ENES100 Hovercraft Competition.

Sandborn Named Interim Director of Mtech

Peter SandbornProfessor and Associate Chair of Mechanical Engineering Peter Sandborn has been named interim director of the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech). Sandborn will replace Professor David Barbe, who is retiring from the university at the end of the year.

Save the Date! 2013 Alumni Cup Competition – February 22

Alumni CupThe 2nd Annual Alumni Cup Competition, sponsored by the Clark School Alumni Chapter, will take place on Friday, February 22, 2013, in the Kim Building Rotunda. More details to follow! Learn more about the 2012 competition online.

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

Steven Acenbrak (M.S. '88, civil engineering) was recently designated a Public Works Leadership Fellow by the American Public Works Association. He is the director of transportation for the city of Roswell, Ga.

Ming-Teh Hsu (Ph.D. '74, nuclear engineering) received a Special Contribution Award from the president of Tsing-Hua University for his assistance with a fundraising campaign there.

Michael J. Scott (B.S. '03, mechanical engineering) is director of STEM initiatives at St. Paul's School in Baltimore.

See what Joseph R. Francis, David J. Miller, Brett O'Donnell and Sarah Preisel 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 Simms M. Spears (B.S. '50, military science, and B.S. '51, chemical engineering), Frederick S. Flick Jr. (B.S. '59, civil engineering) and John B. Ferguson (B.S. '67, fire protection engineering).

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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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