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2013-07-16 12:32:50

COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) program, an initiative of the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) in the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, has awarded $3.8 million to 17 teams combining Maryland companies with university researchers to bring technology products closer to market, program officials announce today. (Logo:...

2013-06-14 12:24:34

USTA Upgrades Second-Annual Tournament to Grade 1 COLLEGE PARK, Md., June 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Junior Tennis Champions Center of College Park will host the second-annual International Tennis Federation Grade 1 Junior International Hard Court Championship Aug. 19-24. The Grade 1 tournament will feature 64 boys and 64 girls in the expanded draw tournament. The tournament also features girl's and boy's doubles. The tournament kicks off in College Park on Aug. 9-11...

2013-04-03 12:29:58

Activists to Prepare & Share "Stone Soup" to Protest FDA's Antiquated Policies on Genetically Engineered (GMO) Foods COLLEGE PARK, Md., April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Occupy Monsanto: Alarmed by the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) outdated and pro-biotechnology industry policies concerning the labeling & safety of GMO foods sold in America, safe food activists will hold the largest protest to date at the FDA to demand...

2013-02-20 08:29:55

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland's Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) program today announces it is awarding $4.7 million to Maryland university researchers to help 16 local companies develop technology products. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101005/MTECHLOGO) The projects, which team companies with universities across the state, include gene-silencing for cancer treatment, a new cardiovascular diagnostic device,...

2012-11-02 11:20:26

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University System of Maryland has committed nearly $450,000 in base funding support of a partnership between the A. James Clark School of Engineering, the College of Southern Maryland, the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center (SMHEC) and the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) in support of a program that allows students in Southern Maryland to receive an accredited University of Maryland mechanical...

2012-11-01 11:22:40

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A University of Maryland study projects that Washington, D.C., city and federal property could suffer billions of dollars in damage if sea level rise from global warming increases over the next century. Potential for significant damage will be even greater in the event of extreme weather like Hurricane Sandy. The study by Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Bilal Ayyub, Haralamb Braileanu and Naeem Qureshi, of the Clark...

2012-08-16 06:26:41

Projects Span the State, Universities to Advance Commercially Promising Products COLLEGE PARK, Md., Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland's Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) program today announces it has approved 19 new technology development projects worth $4 million. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101005/MTECHLOGO) The projects, which team companies with universities across the state, focus on advancing commercially promising...

2012-08-14 14:20:10

NORCROSS, Ga., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Serving 37,000 students, 13,000 faculty and staff, and thousands of annual visitors, the University of Maryland Dept. of Transportation Services (DOTS) is responsible for every single parking space on the College Park, MD campus and the vehicle fleet of the Shuttle-UM transit service. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120814/CL57470LOGO ) DOTS has been recognized as one of the first university transportation departments in the...

2012-06-23 10:20:04

COLLEGE PARK, Md., June 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students from the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering set an unofficial world record of 50 seconds for the duration of a human-powered helicopter flight, far surpassing their 2011 world record of 11.4 seconds with Gamera I and any unofficial flights of prior years. The time will be submitted to the National Aeronautic Association by judge Kris Maynard. The validation process will likely take a few...

2012-06-20 10:20:38

COLLEGE PARK, Md., June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On June 20, students on the Gamera II human-powered helicopter team from the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering set a new, unofficial flight duration record of approximately 35 seconds. If verified by the National Aeronautic Association, this new time will supersede the team's previous world record of 11.4 seconds set last July. The Gamera II team is one of at least three competing in the American...