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2011-08-10 10:01:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program (MIPS), a historically effective innovation development program in the State of Maryland, has approved 15 new high-technology and biotechnology product development grants worth $4.2 million. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101005/MTECHLOGO ) Among the projects are new drugs, treatments or tests for breast cancer, staph infections and malaria, "green" heated chicken house...

2011-07-02 00:00:32

July 1, 2011 Marks Dr. Farvardin's First Official Day on Campus Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) July 01, 2011 Dr. Nariman Farvardin officially takes office as the seventh president of Stevens Institute of Technology today, July 1, 2011. When first announced in January, Larry Babbio, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Stevens said of the appointment: "Following an extensive and thorough search for a new president, we are very pleased to introduce Dr. Farvardin to the community. He has the vision and...

2011-05-24 00:00:29

Governor unveils policy proposals to advance knowledge economy, create jobs and build businesses. Greenbelt, MD (PRWEB) May 23, 2011 Governor Martin O'Malley today unveiled a bold new initiative to increase the business development and commercialization opportunities of the state's space industry at the Maryland Space Business Roundtable in Greenbelt. Speaking before over 500 members of the Roundtable, the Governor reinforced the O'Malley-Brown Administration's commitment to this vibrant...

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...

2011-05-09 16:12:00

PolyVec Systems' Breast Cancer Gene Therapy Delivery Solution Wins $45K in Three Categories COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) today announces the winners of the 2011 University of Maryland $75K Business Plan Competition. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101005/MTECHLOGO) Winning student and faculty teams were selected from 71 initial entries and eight finalists, who gave investor presentations on May...

2011-04-29 10:08:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Finalists in this year's University of Maryland $75K Business Plan Competition preparing their investor presentations are privy to a special team of coaches from FounderCorps, whose experienced entrepreneurs support technology entrepreneurship organizations in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Eight FounderCorps members are mentoring the competition's eight finalists alongside Maryland Technology Enterprise...

2011-04-08 13:41:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new version of the University of Maryland's SCARE analytical computational technology can help U.S. military analysts and planners find large caches of insurgent weapons, insurgent commanders and other "high value targets" in Afghanistan, say University of Maryland researchers in a paper accepted for publication in the 2011 International Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence. The Maryland-developed...

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...

2011-03-22 07:00:00

Wide variety of speakers will address cybersecurity technology, policy, and economics COLLEGE PARK, Md., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland has announced the creation of a new cybersecurity seminar series made possible by a sponsorship from Google. The Google and University of Maryland Cybersecurity Seminar Series will feature a diverse group of speakers from industry, academia, and government, addressing a broad range of topics related to cybersecurity,...

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...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.