Latest A. James Clark Stories

2013-09-05 23:05:06

Foundation Supports New Retreat for Wounded Military and Their Families in Bluemont, Virginia Bluemont, Virginia (PRWEB) September 05, 2013 Boulder Crest Retreat, a 37- acre privately funded Loudoun County facility with accommodations and recreational services aimed at helping wounded warriors and their families recover and heal, has just received a $1,500,000 pledge from the Clark Charitable Foundation and Clark Construction Group in honor of A. James Clark. “Supporting our veterans...

2011-07-14 08:51:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On July 13, the students on the Gamera human-powered helicopter team from the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering completed their scheduled summer flight session with a new unofficial flight duration of 12.4 seconds. If verified by the National Aeronautic Association, this new time will shatter the team's previous 4.2-second U.S. national record set in May. Between the May flights and yesterday's, the...

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...

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...

2010-07-27 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...

2010-06-17 09:29:00

Three Additional Mtech Companies Named Finalists COLLEGE PARK, Md., June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- FlexEl LLC, a company in the Mtech Technology Advancement Program incubator developing rechargeable, flexible, thin-film batteries, was named company of the year in the technology transfer category at the 2010 Maryland Incubator Company of the Year Awards. FlexEl was recognized at a ceremony held June 15 in Baltimore, Md. The company was selected among 22 finalists. "The State of...

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