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2011-06-02 15:06:00

Federation Aeronautique Internationale to Begin Evaluation of Flight for World Records COLLEGE PARK, Md., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Aeronautic Association has certified that on May 12, 2011, the human-powered helicopter Gamera, designed and built by graduate and undergraduate students of the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering and piloted by biology student Judy Wexler, achieved lift-off and hovered for 4.2 seconds, thereby establishing...

2011-05-12 18:05:00

University of Maryland's "Gamera" Takes Flight, Achieves World Record with Female Pilot Aboard COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of more than 50 students at the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering has succeeded in flying their human-powered helicopter, Gamera. Pilot Judy Wexler, a 24-year-old biology graduate student at UM, pedaled furiously, taking the craft several inches into the air for about 4 seconds, setting a world record...

2011-05-04 07:08:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released today by A. James Clark School of Engineering: WHAT: In a step toward winning the Sikorsky Prize, a team of A. James Clark School of Engineering students will attempt for the first time to test-fly their human-powered helicopter, called Gamera. Gamera has a rotor at each of the four ends of its X-shaped frame, with the pilot's module suspended at the middle. Each crossbar of the frame is 60 feet...

2011-04-06 16:38:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) today announces eight finalists for the University of Maryland $75K Business Plan Competition. Now in its eleventh year, the competition has served as a launch pad for Inc. 500 and additional multi-million-dollar companies. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101005/MTECHLOGO) Finalists were selected among 20 semi-finalists and 71 initial entries in the categories of...

2011-03-08 10:48:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., March 8, 2011 -- The Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) today announces 20 high-technology and biotechnology semifinalists for the University of Maryland $75K Business Plan Competition. Now in its eleventh year, the competition has served as a launch pad for Inc. 500 companies. Semi-finalists were selected among 71 entries in the categories of high-technology and biotechnology and undergraduate students. Entries, submitted as executive summaries, were...

2010-11-22 07:58:00

System Would Safely Detect Ionization of Air Surrounding Containers Holding Radioactive Material COLLEGE PARK, Md., Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The shipment of cargo containers is a critical component of international trade and plays a fundamental role in the global economy. According to the U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, about 90 percent of the world's trade is transported in cargo containers, with almost half of incoming U.S. trade arriving by containers...

2010-10-26 08:01:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Where there's silver, there's tarnish. While getting the tarnish off your flatware might be an occasional inconvenience, to museum curators and conservators, it's a threat to irreplaceable works of art. To protect these objects for generations to come, scientists from the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, have teamed up with conservators from the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Md., to...

2010-10-14 08:00:00

Alumnus Briskman Returns to Campus for October 21 Celebration COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fresh from his latest satellite launch in Kazakhstan, Robert Briskman, co-founder of Sirius Satellite Radio, will return to the A. James Clark School of Engineering on the University of Maryland, College Park, campus on October 21, 2010, at 4:30 p.m., to be inducted into his alma mater's Innovation Hall of Fame. "Like many Innovation Hall of Famers, Rob Briskman has not only...

2010-08-18 09:34:00

University of Maryland Engineering School Enters the Ranks of the Nation's Best COLLEGE PARK, Md., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the U.S. News & World Report 2011 edition of "America's Best Colleges" released yesterday, the undergraduate program of the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, was ranked 19th in the nation among all engineering programs. This marks the school's first Top 20 position for undergraduate engineering...

2010-08-10 07:26:00

Clark School of Engineering Program is Available On-Campus and 100% Online COLLEGE PARK, Md., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The faculty of the Fischell Department of Bioengineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, A. James Clark School of Engineering have developed an online master's degree program to better meet the needs of working bioengineers in the Washington, D.C., Metro area, across the United States and world-wide. "Long before recent news articles listed...


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