Researchers Measure Casimir Torque for the First Time
Because it is such a tiny effect, the Casimir torque has been difficult to study. The research team, which includes members from UMD's departments of electrical and computer engineering and physics and Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics, has built an apparatus to measure the decades-old prediction of this phenomenon and published their results in the journal Nature .

Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices Launched
The University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore celebrated the launch of the Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices on January 3. With support from both campuses and the state of Maryland, the institute brings together engineers, clinicians, scientists, and students working to design and build biomedical devices that address today’s most pressing human health challenges.

Online Engineering Graduate Programs Ranked Top 20
UMD's A. James Clark School of Engineering has been ranked 20th in U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 Best Online Engineering Programs rankings. The online courses follow a traditional weekly schedule, and the programs have the same admission requirements and academically rigorous curriculum as the on-campus program. These programs are designed for working engineers and technical professionals who wish to advance their career while balancing work, family, and life.

Bioengineering Student Awarded Churchill Scholarship
Senior Eric Wang was awarded a Churchill Scholarship, which offers full funding for a one-year master’s degree in science, mathematics, or engineering at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Nationally, 16 students were awarded the honor, including one recipient of the Kanders Churchill Scholarship in Science Policy. 

Curriculum Workshop for First-of-its-Kind Pre-College Engineering Course
To further Engineering for US All (E4USA), a pilot program funded by the National Science Foundation and led by UMD, approximately 140 representatives from more than 100 high schools, colleges, and universities convened at the E4USA Engineering Curriculum Workshop. The workshop provided an opportunity for preschool through 12th grade engineering education stakeholders to help develop the first national standardized high school course in engineering.