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Clark School Aerospace Alumna Makes History
Congratulations, Dr. Epps!

NASA announced that Clark School alumna Jeanette Epps (Ph.D. '00, M.S. '94) will be part of Expedition 56 to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2018. She will also remain aboard as part of Expedition 57. This posting will make her the first African-American, and the 13th woman, to crew the ISS. Read more.
University of Maryland Hyperloop Team Takes Top Spot
The UMD Loop team placed 1st in Performance and Operations and 5th in Design and Construction at last weekend's SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition held in Hawthorne, Calif. The competition, which has been ongoing for more than a year, aims to advance the Hyperloop concept for a new form of transportation in which passenger-carrying pods travel between cities through above-ground tubes at very high speeds.  Read more.
Clark School Faculty Member Wins PECASE Award
On January 9, then-President Barack Obama named Clark School Assistant Professor Michael Rotkowitz one of 102 recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Dr. Rotkowitz was recognized for making pioneering contributions in the decentralized implementable control of massively interconnected systems. Read more.
Clark School to Lead, Partner in New Major Research Initiatives
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced $7.5 million in funding to create the Green Energy Institute, a collaboration between the University of Maryland Energy Research Center at the Clark School and the Maryland Clean Energy Center. Read more.

The U.S. Secretary of Commerce announced that the University of Maryland will be a key partner in a new institute to advance U.S. leadership in pharmaceutical manufacturing: the National Institute for Innovation of Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL). Read more.

The Clark School announced plans to establish a new research center of excellence with United Technologies Corporation's commercial businesses. Read more.

The University of Maryland is among 231 academic, industry, and government partners in the new, $253 million federal Advanced Robotics Manufacturing Institute (ARM). Read more.
Clark School Alumnus Named Forbes Leading Innovator
Clark School alumnus Adam Behrens (Ph.D. '15 bioengineering, B.S. '10 chemical and biomolecular engineering) was named to Forbes's prestigious "30 Under 30: Healthcare" list for 2017 in recognition of his recent efforts to advance the development of vaccines and diagnostic testing. Read more.

The University of Maryland has five "30 Under 30" honorees! Read about them all here.
Four Clark School Students Named Tomorrow's Engineering Leaders
Four Clark School aerospace engineering students - Brian Free, Rubbel Kumar, Wanyi Ng, and Rosie Weinstein - have been named "Tomorrow's Engineering Leaders: The 20 Twenties" by Penton's Aviation Week Network. The award recognizes top students in engineering, math, science, and technology from across the country and globe, and connects the next generation of aerospace and defense talent with established leaders in the fields. Read more.