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2010-07-27 07:05:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Not every engineering dean wants a live bee colony outside of his office, but such is the case at the Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. Researchers in a lab down the hall from the dean's office have situated the colony there so they have easy access to the bees. They are studying how the bees fly in order to enable micro air vehicles (MAV) to deal with unexpected wind changes. The MAVs someday...

2010-07-20 09:49:00

Aerospace Engineering Students Win Helicopter, NASA Design Competitions COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students from the Clark School's Department of Aerospace Engineering have captured top honors in two different competitions: 1. FIRST PLACE: 27th Annual American Helicopter Society (AHS) Student Design Competition (Graduate category) The AHS competition challenges students to design a vertical lift aircraft that meets specified requirements, and promotes student...

2010-05-06 07:45:00

$560K Gift from Citrin Also Supports Staff Member to Help Students Launch Companies Around Technologies COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland today announces the new Warren Citrin Graduate Fellowship program, which supports graduate students in the A. James Clark School of Engineering conducting research in the broad area of sustainability. Made possible by a $560,000 gift from Warren Citrin, co-founder of Solipsys Corp. (now Raytheon Solipsys),...

2010-03-23 10:07:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TIPCO Technologies Inc. (www.tipcotech.com) had a problem many businesses would envy: it was growing too fast. With $15 million in annual sales, the 45-employee company specializes in hoses, hose assemblies, fittings and connections for the biotechnology, biopharmaceutical, and military industries, as well as for industrial applications and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). TIPCO assembles products at its Baltimore...

2010-03-08 13:35:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., March 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland today announces 18 semifinalists for its 2010 $75K Business Plan Competition. Now in its tenth year, the competition is administered by the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech), an initiative of the A. James Clark School of Engineering. Previous winners include five multi-million dollar ventures; two were named to the Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. in 2009 by Inc....

2010-01-27 07:04:00

Clark School's Nanofactories Could Be Next Big Step in Antimicrobial Treatment COLLEGE PARK, Md., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research at the A. James Clark School of Engineering could prevent bacterial infections using tiny biochemical machines--nanofactories--that can confuse bacteria and stop them from spreading, without the use of antibiotics. A paper about the research is featured in the current issue of Nature Nanotechnology. "Engineered biological nanofactories...

2009-12-10 13:00:00

Clark School's Galloway Among Engineers and Scientists Recommending River Reconnection to Prevent Flooding Disasters COLLEGE PARK, Md., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following news advisory was released by the A. James Clark School of Engineering: WHAT: In the next issue of Science, five scientists and engineers recommend converting certain areas, now protected from low-level flooding, into natural flood dissipation areas in order to prevent flooding disasters that are normally...

2009-08-25 07:37:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Professor Mark J. Lewis is the new chair of the Clark School's Department of Aerospace Engineering, effective September 14. The Clark School's Department of Aerospace Engineering just received its highest ranking ever (6th in the nation) in the recent U.S. News survey of undergraduate programs; it is ranked 9th in the graduate survey. In the last year, the department has seen an alumna, Jeanette Epps, selected as an astronaut candidate, and a...

2009-07-21 14:55:00

Amateur Radio High Altitude Balloon Tops Previous Record by Nearly 3,000 Feet COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released by the A. James Clark School of Engineering: WHAT: Officials have declared that a student team based at the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering, and including interns from other schools, has broken last year's record for amateur radio high altitude ballooning. The team's super-size helium-filled weather...

2009-05-11 15:52:00

Environmentally Friendly, High-Capacity Battery, Micro Power Grids for Third World Countries Among Winning Technologies COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The winning technologies could disrupt the market for batteries powering small electronic devices, could bring electricity to billions without it, could produce ethanol for as little as $1 a gallon, and could significantly improve wound care. Winners of the 2009 University of Maryland $75K Business Plan Competition, held...


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