Introducing the Maryland Transportation Institute
The Clark School and partners launched a new cross-discipline institute that unites engineering, planning, social sciences, computer sciences, business, public policy, and public health experts. The Maryland Transportation Institute will coordinate more than $20 million in annual research expenditures to spur innovation in the transportation sector.

New 'Shocking' Nanoparticles
Making a giant leap in the 'tiny' field of nanoscience, a multi-institutional team led by the Clark School is the first to create nanoscale particles composed of up to eight distinct elements generally known to be immiscible, or incapable of being mixed or blended together. The blending of multiple, unmixable elements into a unified, homogenous nanostructure greatly expands the landscape of nanomaterials - and what we can do with them.

DARPA Grant for Swarm Strategies
A team of four University of Maryland researchers has been awarded a nine-month, $646K grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for "swarm" autonomy and human-swarm teaming technology research to improve the capabilities of groups of aerial and ground robots that work together to help humans accomplish tasks such as surveillance in complex and changing urban settings.

From Science Fiction to Fact
The proposals of two Clark School professors were accepted for the 2018 Phase 1 Program under the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program. NIAC aims to nurture visionary ideas that could transform future NASA missions with the creation of breakthroughs - radically better or entirely new aerospace concepts - while engaging America's innovators and entrepreneurs as partners in the journey. 

Clark School Undergrad Named 2018 Goldwater Scholar
A Clark School junior majoring in bioengineering, Eric Wang, was awarded a prestigious scholarship that encourages students to pursue advanced study and careers in the sciences, engineering and mathematics by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. Goldwater is one of four University of Maryland students to receive the honor this year.