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Student Competitions and Challenges

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Materials Research Society's Science-As-Art competition

Top Achievements

MSE graduate student wins Materials Research Society's Spring 2015 Science-As-Art competition


Electrochemical Society Student Chapter Award

Top Achievements
ChBe students win third consecutive Electrochemical Society Student Chapter Award


 International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Competition

In the News
UMD sends first-ever iGEM team to international competition


Solar Decathlon

Solar Decathlon Watershed Team

Team Websites
http://2011.solarteam.org/
http://2007.solarteam.org/

Top Achievements
University of Maryland Wins 2011 Solar Decathlon (Oct. 2011)
UM's LEAFHouse Takes 2nd (Oct. 2007)
Team joins with Pepco to build the WaterShed Sustainability Center

In the News
University of Maryland wins Solar Decathlon for house design (Baltimore Sun, Oct. 2011)
Hoyer Honors UM Solar Decathlon Team (Oct. 2011)
University of Maryland wins 2011 Solar Decathlon (Los Angeles Times, Oct. 2011)
U-Md. ‘WaterShed’ home wins Solar Decathlon (Washington Post, Oct. 2011)
UMD's WaterShed Grows Roots at Pepco Facility (May 2014)


X-HAB

2014 NASA eXploration-Habitat (X-Hab) Academic Innovation Challenge

Team Website
http://spacegrant.org/xhab/

In the News
Two UMD Teams Among Seven Finalists Selected for NASA X-Hab Challenge (July 2013)
Nasa Selects Eight Projects for 2016 X-Hab Academic Innovation Challenge


Chem-E Car

Chem-E Car Team

Top Achievement
"Team Thirsty Turtles" Wins Spot in National Chem-E-Car Competition (April 2012)

In the News
Chem-E Car Team Heads to National Competition Once Again! (April 2013)
Team Thirsty turtles uses Launch UMD to prepare for national competition


AHS Student Design Team

American Helicopter Society’s Student Design Competition

Top Achievement
UMD Team Wins AHS Student Design Competition (Aug. 2013)
UMD team lands first place in AHS student design competition (August 2015)


UMD Steel Bridge Team

UMD Steel Bridge Team

Team Website
www.ascemaryland.org/steel-bridge.html

Top Achievement
Steel Bridge Team Takes 1st Place in ASCE Mid-Atlantic Competition (April 2015)
UMD Steel Bridge Team Reaches National Competition (April 2013)
Steel Bridge Team takes first place in ASCE Mid-Adlantic Competition


Alumni Cup

Alumni Cup

Team Website
www.eng.umd.edu/current/alumni-cup

In the News
Civil and Environmental Engineering Team Captures Clark School Alumni Cup (Feb. 2013)
Mechanical Engineering Clinches 2015 Alumni Cup Title (Mar. 2015)


EWB

Engineers Without Borders

Team Website
http://www.ewb.umd.edu/

In the News
Maryland's EWB Team Spends July in Addis Alem, Ethiopia (Sept. 2013)
Engineers Without Borders Chapter Receives Grants (Nov. 2012)
Students Construct Water System for Burkina Faso Health Clinic (Feb. 2012)
Students Complete Ethiopia Bridge Project (Feb. 2012)
Engineers Without Borders Returns to Ethiopia (Feb. 2011)
Students Build Guilford Run Bioretention System (Feb. 2011)
Engineers without borders addresses power needs for Ghana high school (Sep. 2015)


Concrete Canoe Team

Concrete Canoe Team

Team Website
http://www.ascemaryland.org/concrete-canoe.html

Top Achievement
UMD Concrete Canoe Team Celebrates Second Consecutive ASCE Mid-Atlantic Win (May 2016)
UMD Concrete Canoe team takes first place in ASCE Mid-Atlantic Competition (May 2015)

Photo Galleries
ASCE Mid-Atlantic Competitions (2015)
ASCE Mid-Atlantic Competitions (2014)


RASC-AL Robo Ops

RASC-AL Robo Ops Competition

Team Website:
https://www.facebook.com/UMDdemeter

Top Achievement
Demeter Takes Second Place in 2013 Robo-Ops (June 2013)
UMD students win 2015 RASC-AL Competition (June 2015) 


RASC-AL Design Competition

RASC-AL Design Competition

Team Website:
www.nianet.org/RASCAL/images/University-of-Maryland-%28Undergraduate%29-Final-Paper.aspx

Top Achievement
UMD Takes Second at 2013 RASC-AL Competition (June 2013)


Gamera

Gamera Human-Powered Helicopter Team

Team Website
http://www.agrc.umd.edu/gamera/

Top Achievement
Gamera Human-Powered Helicopter Team's 97-Second Flight Record Certified by NAA (Jan. 2014)
Gamera Human-Powered Helicopter's 65-Second Flight Certified as World Record by FAI (Jan. 2013)

In the News
Gamera Team Flies Again, Featured on the Cover of the Wall Street Journal (April 2013)
Gamera Team Flies High in Quest for AHS Sikorsky Prize, Featured on Cover of Baltimore Sun (March 2013)
Clark School Team Unofficially Satisfies Two Sikorsky Prize Requirements (Aug. 2012)


Wood Stove team

Wood Stove Design Challenge: Team Mulciber

Top Achievement
UMD's Team Mulciber Places First in Emissions in Wood Stove Decathlon (Nov. 2013)
UMD Team Named Finalist in Wood Stove Design Challenge

In the News
14 Bright Ideas for a Better Wood Stove (Popular Mechanics, March 2013)
Finalists Revealed for First-Ever Wood Stove Design Challenge (Popular Mechanics, March 2013)
Vote to Support UMD FPE's Team Mulciber in the Next Generation Wood Stove Design Challenge! (March 2013)


APHA Codeathon

APHA Codeathon

Top Achievement
UMD Team Wins 2013 American Public Health Association's Affordable Care Act Codeathon (Nov. 2013)


NEC competition team

National Energy Competition Team

In the News
Students Cram More Efficiency Into Home Appliances (Earth Techling, April 2013)
Heat Pump Clothes Dryer - 2012-2013 Entry

Top Achievement
Clark School Students Win National Energy Competition (Aug. 2012)


IBE competition team

IBE Bioethics Competition

Top Achievement
Clark School Students Win National Energy Competition (Sept. 2013)
BioE Undergrads Sweep Bioethics Essay Contest (March 2013)

In the News
BioE Undergrads Claim 4 of 5 Top Spots in Bioethics Essay Contest (April 2012)
BioE@UMD: Strong Performance in Bioethics Contest (April 2011)
BioE Undergrads Shine Again in Bioethics Contest (March 2010)


Rotorcraft Team

Rotorcraft Team

Team Website
http://www.agrc.umd.edu/

Top Achievement
Rotorcraft Students Swoop in on First Place at AHS (July, 2010)

In the News
Maryland Rotorcraft Team Wins for 7th Time (August, 2004)


Terps Racing

Terps Racing: Baja and Formula SAE Teams

Team Website
http://www.terpsracing.com/team_formula.php

Top Achievement
Terps Racing #1 in National Competition (Sept. 2011)

In the News
Terps Racing Baja Team Finishes Strong at the Baja SAE Tennessee Tech Competition (April 2013)
Terps Racing Team Featured in CTV News Video (April 2013)
Terps Racing Team in Top 5 (June 2011)
Clark School Baja Team Tops in U.S. (June 2010)


Cybersecurity Club

Cybersecurity Club

Team Website
http://csec.umd.edu/

Top Achievements
Students Win Regional Cybersecurity Competition (March 2011)
2012 - Maryland Cyber Challenge & Competition - 1st Place
2012 - Virginia Tech Cyber Security Summit - 1st & 2nd Place
2011 - Maryland Cyber Challenge & Competition - 2nd Place
2011 - Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition - 1st Place

In the News
UMD Cybersecurity Student Team Advances to Mid-Atlantic CCDC Finals (March 2013)
Students Win CCDC Mid-Atlantic Cybersecurity Competition (March 2011)


Solar Distillation Team

Solar Distillation Team

In the News
Solar Team Distills Most and Purest Water at International Competition (April 2013)



Terrapin Hackers

Terrapin Hackers

Team Website
www.terrapinhackers.com

Top Achievements
Terrapin Hackers receive championship trophy (Nov. 2013)
University of Maryland students finish first in hacking season (Oct. 2013)

In the News
Students Take Top Prize for Intelligent Trashcan (Oct. 2013)
University teams earn honors in 30 hours of MIT hackathon (Oct. 2013)
Eyes on the hacker prize (Sept. 2013)
The hackathon fast track, from campus to Silicon Valley


Hydrogen Design Team

Hydrogen Design Student Team

Top Achievement
Clark School Students Win Hydrogen Design Contest (June 2012)

In the News
Clark School Students Shine in Recent Competitions (June 2012)


Safe Li-Cell

ACC Clean Energy Challenge: SafeLiCell

Top Achievement
SafeLiCell Takes 2nd in $100K ACC Clean Energy Challenge (April 2012)

In the News
SafeLiCell Takes 2nd at Green Business Plan Competition (June 2012)
Battery Team Heading for $100K ACC Clean Energy Challenge Finals (April 2012)
The Problem is Energy, Here are Solutions (April 2012)
Award Supports Development of Safer Batteries for Biomedical Devices (April 2012)


Robotics Team

Robotics@Maryland

Team Website
http://ram.umd.edu/

Team video
http://youtu.be/u8A2lobhic0

Top Achievementss
UMD Robotics Team Wins AUVSI Underwater Vehicle Contest (August 2008)
Robotics@Maryland Places 3rd in AUVSI Underwater Vehicle Competition (July 2010)
Clark School Has Strong Showing at RoboSub Competition (July 2012)
Robotics @ Maryland Takes Fourth Place in International RoboSub Competition (July 2013)

In the News
2013 Results List - Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International RoboSub competition


Code Wars

Code Wars – Team String Theory

Top Achievement
UMD Freshmen Take Second Place in Global "Code Wars" (Jan. 2013)


Altitude Ballooning

Altitude Ballooning Team

Team Website
http://www.ssl.umd.edu/

Top Achievement
Clark School Team Breaks Altitude Record (July 2009)


Hovercraft Competition

ENES 100 Hovercraft Competition

Team Website
http://www.keystone.umd.edu/courses/enes100

In the News
Hovercraft Invade Kim Building Again (Dec. 2012)
"Nebuchadnezzar" Takes Autonomous Hovercraft Honors (May 2012)


UMD Business Model Challenge

UMD Business Model Challenge

Team Website
http://www.bpc.umd.edu/

In the News
UMD's Mtech Pronounces: Business Plan Pitches Are Dead (April 2013)


Team Illusion FIRST Robotics Mentoring: Team Illusion 4464

Team Website
http://www.teamillusion4464.com/

Top Achievement
Robotics Team Mentored by UMD Students Advances to FIRST Championship Competition (April 2013)

In the News
University of Maryland students mentor high schoolers in STEM fields (April 2013)

 

Tavis Smiley

Tavis Smiley Innovation Challenge

Team Website
http://tavissmileysocialinnovator.com/

In the News
Tavis Smiley and the University of Maryland Announce Winners of $75K Social Innovation Challenge (Jan. 2014)
Tavis Smiley and the University of Maryland Announce $75,000 Social Innovation Challenge (July 2013)

 

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