Read Dean Robert Briber's letter to the Clark School following the tragic killings of
George Floyd, McKinsley Lincoln, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, Nina Pop, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others.
As testing for COVID-19 ramps up across the country, the safety of medical personnel who administer the tests remains a high-priority concern, particularly at pop-up testing sites assembled in public spaces.

Recognizing this, researchers at the University of Maryland are working in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University and the Baltimore City Health Department to develop a low-cost, rapidly deployable mobile testing booth similar in size and shape to a traditional phone booth.
As Prince George's County in Maryland moves towards economic reopening following a stay-at-home order, the University of Maryland will provide crucial expertise, resources, and support. UMD President-designate Darryll J. Pines will be part of a task force that will help spearhead the county's recovery. The Maryland Transportation Institute will provide daily metrics to help identify potential COVID-19 hotspots so that the county can take immediate action.

Clark School student teams took first and second place in the 8th Annual Micro Air Vehicle Student Challenge, sponsored by the Vertical Flight Society. This competition encourages student interest in autonomous/unmanned aircraft technology as well as small air vehicle design and fabrication. The 2020 challenge was for the MAV to pick up, transport, and drop off sandbag payloads for an imagined flooding event.

Electrical engineering alumnus Rajiv Laroia (M.S. '89, Ph.D. '92) was named the winner of the 2020 IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal, “for contributions to cellular wireless data systems.” Laroia was advised by Nariman Farvardin, who would later become Dean of the A. James Clark School of Engineering, Senior Vice President and Provost of the University of Maryland, and President of Stevens Institute of Technology.

In response to COVID-19, researchers at the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering are working tirelessly to create solutions and pool resources in efforts to minimize the spread of the disease, provide critical aid to health care workers and their patients, and monitor the impact of social distancing and travel restrictions.