UMD to lead milestone NSF high school engineering pilot course
The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded the University of Maryland funding for the
first-ever pilot of a standardized national high school engineering course that would serve as a pathway for high school students to earn college credit. The pilot program is called Engineering For US All (E4USA). E4USA will test the efficacy of a standardized, hybrid, educational curriculum for pre-college students across multiple states.
UMD researchers awarded $1M NSF grant to develop new methods to generate single photons for quantum research
A UMD team has been awarded $1 million by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop methods for generating single photons at room temperature in semiconducting carbon nanotubes. The project is part of a $31 million NSF effort to fund transformational quantum research that will enable the United States to lead a new quantum technology revolution.

New pyroelectric system transmits power wirelessly, harvesting and storing energy from heat source
Scientists have been working towards better ways to harvest power from renewable environmental resources and more easily supply electricity to small-scale devices such as those found in the Internet of Things (IOT) and sensor networks.

What does a pair of dice have to do with disaster recovery?
Associate Professor Allison Reilly, also an affiliate of the Center for Disaster Resilience, and her colleagues, are turning the UMD campus into a real-life laboratory. Reilly will use simulation and gaming techniques, computer modeling, and interviews and observation to understand power plant operator behavior after natural disasters.