Presentation on theme: "University of Maryland Clark School of Engineering Overview."— Presentation transcript:
University of Maryland Clark School of Engineering Overview
A World-Class Program Academic Ranking of World Universities Rank: 14th worldwide U.S. News & World Report Graduate Rank: 18th nationwide, 9th among publics U.S. News & World Report Undergraduate Rank: 23rd nationwide, 12th among publics Wall Street Journal Recruiter Rank: 3rd nationwide Kiplinger Best Value Rank: 5th nationwide
Location Offers Special Opportunities/Partnerships The University of Maryland is at the center of a constellation of federal agencies & laboratories, the only premier public research university inside the DC beltway
Research Impact Annual Clark School research expenditures: $141.2M Research expenditures/faculty member: $763K FDA supports the Center for Excellence in Regulatory Science & Innovation (CERSI) to improve the science behind evaluating new drugs and medical devices UMD is the top recipient of NIST research funding NSA jointly runs 3 labs with UMD, including the Laboratory for Telecommunication Sciences (LTS) and the Laboratory for Physical Sciences (LPS) NSF CAREER Awards: 53 PECASE Awards: 6 Unique research opportunities for undergraduates
Entrepreneurship Ecosystem UMD’s entrepreneurship education programs are ranked among the best in the nation by Princeton Review & Entrepreneur Magazine Hinman CEOs living-learning honors program helps students become entrepreneurs The Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) has had a $25 billion impact on MD economy since 1983, educating tech entrepreneurs and developing successful technology ventures UMD awarded a $3.75M NSF I-Corps Grant in 2013 to translate research into tech commercialization, foster a culture of entrepreneurship among faculty & students
UMD Offers Business Plan Competitions for Student & Faculty Entrepreneurs
Education: A Hands-On Curriculum with Emphasis on Early Experience ENES 100 requires Clark School freshmen teams to build their own hovercraft Clark School’s Keystone Program ensures that students receive early instruction in fundamental courses from the best faculty The Clark School’s I-Series Course on Materials of Civilization featured in Chronicle of Higher Education article, December 2012: "At U. of Maryland, an Effort to Make Introductory Courses Extraordinary"
Student Competitions The Clark School has fostered a culture of success: Gamera II human-powered helicopter team set a new world record for 65-second flight WaterShed Solar Decathlon Team - 1st Place DOE Max Tech & Beyond Design Competition - 1st Place DOE Hydrogen Student Design Competition - 1st Place American Helicopter Society Graduate Student Design Competition - 1st Place Chem-E-Car (mid-Atlantic) - 1st Place Windward Global Code Wars - 2nd Place Wood Stove Design Challenge - Finalist
Team Gamera The Clark School’s record-setting human-powered helicopter team.
Student/Faculty Profile Undergraduate enrollment: 3,691 Graduate student enrollment: 1,804 Diversity of Fall 2012 freshmen undergrads: 23% female; 12% under-represented minorities Weighted GPA: 4.25 Average combined SAT: 1386 Number of faculty: 200 100+ faculty members are fellows of engineering professional societies and 50+ are recipients of National Science Foundation Early Career Awards.
Service Faculty members are key advisors on national policy: –Secretary of State’s Energy and Climate Partnership (Gerry Galloway) –Academy of Science review of DHS, USDA, USACE (Gregory Baecher) –Expert Consultant to Congress, FDA, NAS (M. Pecht) –NAE’s Sole Nominee for President, Spring 2013 (C.D. Mote) Engineers Without Borders chapter engages 150 students annually in projects around the world.
Alumni Alumni Have Had Major Impact as Inventors, Entrepreneurs and Corporate Leaders: Rob Briskman ‘61 (Sirius Satellite Radio) Jeong Kim ‘91 (Bell Labs) Brian Hinman ‘82 (Polycom) Robert Fischell ‘53 (Angel Medical, Pacesetter Systems, IsoStent) George Laurer ‘51 (UPC Code) A. James Clark ‘50 (Clark Enterprises)
Corporate Partnership Highlights Lockheed Martin engaged in multi-year strategic relationship with UMD and the Clark School around research Northrop Grumman supports ACES, the first cybersecurity honors program in the nation at UMD Canon Life Sciences is engaged in a unique research partnership with the Clark School around innovative biomedical diagnostics technology SAIC engages in multi-dimensional partnership with UMD around research, executive education, and team internships program