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UMD Solar Decathlon Team Takes 1st Place in the U.S., 2nd Place in the World

The University of Maryland’s entry into a competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy that challenges collegiate teams from around the world to design and build energy-efficient, solar-powered houses took second place overall and was the top design from the United States. UMD’s entry into the 2017 Solar Decathlon, resilient Adaptive Climate Technology (reACT), […]

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CALCE partners with FDA to improve wearable device reliability, safety

Wearable electronics have become ubiquitous—smart watches and fitness trackers are a few of the more popular devices. But, some people require body-attached medical devices. These include wearable defibrillators, blood-pressure monitors, heart-assist devices and infusion pumps. They’re a less common, but, to the patients who require them, they play a vital role. These devices help keep […]

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Hopkins, Maryland, UMBC ranked among top colleges by U.S. News and World Report

The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland, College Park were ranked among the top tier in the U.S. News and World Report annual rankings of colleges and universities released Tuesday. Johns Hopkins was ranked 11th and College Park was ranked 61 in the category of Best National Universities. University of Maryland Baltimore County was ranked 159. U.S. […]

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Relive Totality With Clark School Images, Videos

Skywatchers who couldn’t make it to the path of totality—or simply want to remember the event—can experience the total solar eclipse through videos and photos taken by Clark School of Engineering faculty, staff, and students. The Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Test Site recorded 360-degree video from altitudes as high as 400 feet in Casper, Wyoming and Charleston, […]

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NSF Funds $1.2 M in UMD Work on Neural Engineering of Complex Behaviors

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Three University of Maryland engineers have been awarded new National Science Foundation (NSF) grants through an NSF program that fosters research on how human neural and cognitive systems interact and intersect with advances in engineering, computer science and education. These grants are among 19 NSF awards issued to U.S. cross-disciplinary teams to conduct […]

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The Latest Robotics Research Unleashes the Next Generation of Smart Machines

The Latest Robotics Research Unleashes the Next Generation of Smart Machines

Today’s robots can perform more complex tasks than robots of a decade ago, and they’re at work in a variety of industries. With increased complexity and usage growth in mind, the scope of robotics research is expanding. Several advancements have fueled robotics development, including Internet of Things connectivity that permits devices to be mobile, says John Santagate, […]

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FPE Professor Peter Sunderland Designated PI on Upcoming NIST and NSF Projects

On August 3, the Department of Fire Protection Engineering at the University of Maryland received one of twelve grants awarded by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for the sole purpose of mitigating disasters. Peter Sunderland, FPE Professor and PI on the Project entitled, “Temperature Measurements of Airborne Firebrands,” will use the funding to study […]

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