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University of Maryland to Showcase Robotics, Bioengineering, Innovation at Mpact Week, Oct. 23-26

October 15, 2013

Events will highlight Maryland engineering research, education, and entrepreneurial ecosystem.

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering will host Mpact Week, a four-day event showcasing the Clark School’s research, education, innovation, and entrepreneurial ecosystem, October 23-26, 2013 on its College Park campus. Guests will learn about the Clark School’s special emphasis on engineering innovations designed to achieve broad social impact, with the potential to improve millions of lives. The events are free, but registration is required.

The schedule of Mpact Week events is as follows:

    --  Wednesday, October 23Maryland Innovation Mpact: Bringing Fearless Ideas
        to Market Learn how the University of Maryland is transforming
        technology transfer and venture creation on campus, in the region, and
        for the nation as a whole. Hear directly from successful start-ups who
        have benefited from our programs and network with regional investors,
        advisors, and entrepreneurs. Come see more than 20 startups created at
        UMD and UMB, including new student ventures and companies launched from
        university inventions. Learn about the Lean Startup Model, and how the
        university is employing this methodology to build the next generation of
        successful startups in Maryland. Hear from Henry "Pete" Linsert, former
        Chairman of Martek Biosciences, acquired by Royal DSM in 2010 for $1.1
        billion, and learn how Martek leveraged the resources of the University
        of Maryland and the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech)
        entrepreneurship ecosystem to succeed. Network with regional investors,
        advisors, and entrepreneurs.Riggs Alumni Center, Orem Hall 2:00-6:00 PM
    --  Thursday, October 24Fischell Festival: A Celebration of Bioengineering's
        Potential to Improve Millions of LivesLearn how bioengineers are joining
        forces with colleagues in the medical field to design the next
        generation of biomedical devices and advanced treatments that will shape
        the future of human healthcare. Now in its seventh year, the Fischell
        Festival demonstrates how University of Maryland bioengineering faculty
        and students are joining forces with colleagues in the medical field to
        design the next generation of biomedical devices, drugs and vaccines,
        and advanced treatments of injuries and disease.Jeong H. Kim Engineering
        Building 1:00-4:30 PM
    --  Friday, October 25Maryland Robotics DayLearn about the Maryland Robotics
        Center and its innovative robotics research programs, and see our robots
        in action. This free event is designed to acquaint you with the
        University of Maryland's many robotics research projects, faculty,
        students and facilities. We will introduce you to the Maryland Robotics
        Center and give you the opportunity to tour our labs, visit with faculty
        and students, and see our research in action. There is a morning track
        for student guests and an afternoon track for industry and government
        professionals. Each track has activities appropriate to its specific
        audience.Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building and other engineering
        facilities 9:30 AM-12:00 PM: Showcase for K-12 Students; 1:00-4:00 PM:
        Showcase for Industry and Government
    --  Saturday, October 26Gamera Team CelebrationMpact Week will conclude on
        Saturday, October 26, with a celebration of the Gamera Human-Powered
        Helicopter Team's world record-breaking accomplishments.

Learn more and register for Mpact Week.

About the A. James Clark School of Engineering

The University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering is a premier program, ranked among the top 20 in the world. Located just a few miles from Washington, D.C., the Clark School is at the center of a constellation of high-tech companies and federal laboratories, offering students and faculty access to unique professional opportunities.

Our broad spectrum of academic programs, including the world’s only accredited undergraduate fire protection engineering program, is complemented by a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem, early hands-on educational experiences, and participation in national and international competitions.

The Clark School is leading research advancements in aerospace, bioengineering, robotics, nanotechnology, disaster resilience, energy and sustainability, and cybersecurity. From the universal product code to satellite radio, SMS text messaging to the implantable insulin pump, our students, faculty, and alumni are engineering life-changing innovations for millions. Learn more at www.eng.umd.edu.

SOURCE A. James Clark School of Engineering


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