The results are in—and a pioneering drone flight carried out by the University of Maryland won recognition as Invention of the Year at the 2019 Baltimore Awards.

The April 19 flight, which successfully delivered a kidney for transplant to a waiting recipient, came about through a partnership among the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), the Living Legacy Foundation, the UMD Department of Aerospace Engineering, and the UMD Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site.
Growing urbanization around the globe is creating increasingly difficult challenges in areas of transportation and energy, but there may be solutions in the promise of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Associate Professor Anubhav Datta and his graduate students are pursuing projects addressing principal barriers that prevent eVTOL from becoming a day-to-day reality.

Fischell Department of Bioengineering assistant professor and alumna Kimberly Stroka (Ph.D. ’11) was named a 2019 Young Innovator by Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering, a journal of the Biomedical Engineering Society. Stroka was recognized for her efforts to shed new light on the factors that lead breast tumors to metastasize to the brain.

As part of the 2019 Do Good Robotics Symposium, five finalists pitched their projects for the chance to win up to $5,000 at the inaugural Do Good Robotics Start-up Competition. The symposium brought together researchers, practitioners, and groups engaged in multidisciplinary and cross-cutting research and deployment of technologies that benefit our society and planet.

125 years of daring vision and lasting impact.

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.