For 40 years, CMSE has played an instrumental role in the upward trend of underrepresented minorities (URM) enrollments at the Clark School. Each year more URMs than ever before are enrolled and graduating in the Clark School. UMD is  #7 in the number of BS degrees awarded to African American students. The work of CMSE has worked to increase the number of students graduating from The Clark School of Engineering.   It is tremendous to highlight UMD Engineering Alumni, who have been and are on the cutting-edge in engineering, science, technology, education, business, medicine, and many other disciplines. CMSE and the Clark School Alumni serve as incredible role models for our CMSE students. Throughout the anniversary we will showcase the successes of our students and Alumni.


Making Success, and Giving, Seem Natural

As a student at the University of Maryland in the ’90s, Chris Jones (Ph.D. ’97) was anything but average. He was already a captain in the U.S. Air Force with hundreds of hours logged on foreign ballistic missile and space systems. He had two graduate degrees, one in aerospace engineering and one in engineering management. He was one of just a handful of Black aerospace engineering doctoral candidates in the U.S. (UMD Engineering News)

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40th Anniversary Initiatives

January 28th, 2021
  • 40th Anniversary Kick Off -Alumni Virtual Celebration (virtual)
April 2021 (Date: TBD)
  • Student Achievement Recognition  Event (virtual)
June 30th, 2021
  • CMSE Staff Recognition 
October 31st, 2021
  • CMSE History Video
November 30th, 2021
  • CMSE 40th Anniversary Souvenir Journal