In this issue you will learn about how 3D printing at Maryland is revolutioning microfluidic processing, our students' success in both the DARPA RevCon competition and Hyperloop, recent awards and publications, and updates from our Terps Racing team regarding their fall UMD Launch fundraiser featured in our last newsletter.
Design Day Fall 2015
Fall Design Day, held on December 8, 2015, showcased 29 student teams, all featuring original product prototype designs. Thank you to all of our sponsors and judges who made this event a success, and ME alumnus Tim Arnold who donated $15,000 to the Capstone Design Fund!
In case you missed it, be sure to check out the latest issue of the department's annual magazine, METRICS.
Terps Racing Thanks You; UMD Launch Campaign Update
"Thank you to all of our donors who helped us raise a grand total of $25,255 on Launch UMD! You made it possible for us to reach 136% of our initial goal and made this a hugely successful crowdfunding campaign. It’s remarkable that we have so many supporters who believe in the educational value of our program." – Terps Racing
Korsnick Delivers Transforming Energy Lecture at UMD
Alumna and Visiting Committee member Maria Korsnick (B.S. '86), COO of the Nuclear Energy Institute, joined us at UMD to present her lecture "Nuclear Energy's Vital Role in America's Diverse Electricity System" which discussed the strengths of the U.S. nuclear energy industry, its ability to help meet carbon emissions reduction goals, and the transformative changes expected in the coming years.
FEATURED FUND: Marvin Roush Fellowship in Risk & Reliability
As one of the pioneers in reliability engineering, Professor Emeritus of Reliability Engineering Marvin Roush helped establish the educational program in risk and reliability at the University of Maryland. This fellowship honors Dr. Roush and his contributions to the field of risk and reliability by providing support to graduate students studying reliability engineering.
Dr. Roush is a University of Maryland alumni (Ph.D. '64) and has authored or co-authored a number of publications in reliability engineering system analysis and process safety management.
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CAN YOU DONATE TIME THIS SPRING? | We're looking for judges for Spring Design Day on Thursday, May 5th. Interested in learning more? Visit www.enme.umd.edu/events/me-design-day or contact Natalie Grandison, Director of External Relations at 301-405-1364 or firstname.lastname@example.org.