Researchers Use Unmanned Aircraft to Map Impacts of Traditional Farming in Belize
Jacob Moschler, an engineer with the Clark School’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site, is working with a University of Maryland (UMD) anthropologist to learn about agricultural practices from a drone's eye view. Earlier this year, the researchers used a pair of FireFLY 6 drones to scan 10,000 acres in and around the Q’eqchi’ Maya village of Crique Sarco in Belize’s Toledo District.Read more.
Blood Test Offers Potential Aid in Schizophrenia Diagnosis
Researchers from the University of Maryland College Park and Baltimore campuses have developed a blood test that could help doctors more quickly diagnose schizophrenia and other disorders. The research team used a discovery-driven approach based on the assumptions that chemical biomarkers relating to oxidative stress could be found in blood, and that they could be measured by common electrochemical instruments.Read more.
Alumnus David Van Wie Elected to National Academy of Engineering
Clark School Department of Aerospace Engineering alumnus David Van Wie (B.S. '80; M.S. '82; Ph.D. '86) has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). NAE recognized Van Wie for his contributions to hypersonic technology enabling new classes of flight vehicles.Read more.