An electric bike, often referred to as an e-bike, is a bicycle with an integrated electric motor. E-bikes look and handle like standard bikes but provide the benefit of electric assist. For most e-bikes, riders can expect to travel 20–50 miles on a single charge; some pricey units can do 70 miles.

This October, dozens of A. James Clark School of Engineering students attempted to shatter the average range of an e-bike by participating in the college’s 125-Mile EBikes! Design Competition, offered as part of the Clark School’s 125th anniversary this year.
Clark School Distinguished University Professor K. J. Ray Liu and Professor Min Wu have been named 2019 Fellows by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), joining the ranks of some of the nation’s most prestigious and creative academic inventors. Both are faculty in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

The University of Maryland mourns the loss of George Joseph Laurer, a 1951 graduate in electrical engineering and inventor of the Universal Product Code (UPC). A funeral was held on December 9 for Laurer, who died on December 5 at his home in Wendell, North Carolina. He was 94.

The Clark Doctoral Fellows Program was launched in 2017 to support high-performing engineering Ph.D. students at the A. James Clark School of Engineering as part of a $219.5 million investment by the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation.