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APRIL 2006

The Clark School Advances in U.S. News Rankings

In its survey of engineering graduate programs, U.S. News and World Report ranked the Clark School 15th in the nation—up two positions since last year!

The Clark School is ranked 9th among public universities. Our civil, electrical and computer engineering programs also rose in their respective categories.

Joseph's Novel "Nodes" in April 20 Whiting-Turner Lecture

Please join us at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, for the final Whiting-Turner Lecture of the spring semester: "Technology Nodes: New Engines for University Business Development" by semiconductor entrepreneur Al Joseph. The lecture will take place in the Kim Engineering Building lecture hall (Room 1110).

Brian Hinman Selected as 2006 Distinguished Engineering Alumnus

Brian L. Hinman, president, CEO and co-founder of 2Wire, a provider of broadband service platforms for the DSL market, has been selected as the 2006 Distinguished Engineering Alumnus. He will be presented with his award at the Seventh Annual Alumni Association Awards Gala, on Saturday, April 8 at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center. Hinman joins an elite group of engineering alumni honored by the Clark School annually.

3rd Annual Baltimore Engineering Networking
Event – April 25

Join engineering alumni from the Baltimore area on April 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Engineer's Club for an evening of networking and a special presentation by Dr. Robert Fischell, CEO and Chairman of Fischell Biomedical, LLC. Sponsored by Whiting-Turner Contracting Company. Visit the event web site for more information and to RSVP.

3rd Annual Alumni and Faculty "Best Ball" Golf Tournament – May 25  

On May 25th, join us for the Engineering Alumni Chapter "Best Ball" Golf Tournament at the UM Golf Course. Play at this beautiful facility for $95 per player ($390 per foursome). Fee includes: greens fees and cart; bag drop service and tag; beverage cart service; an appreciation gift; and a post-tournament buffet. Guests can join the dinner only for $45. Corporate/tee box sponsorships available for $480/$100. Prizes for 1st and 2nd place, longest drive, closest to the pin, a 50/50 raffle and more. Also—a silent auction and a visit by the Dean Nariman Farvardin. Registration forms due May 12. 

Institute for Systems Research 20th Anniversary Symposium

ISR is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a free one-day academic symposium and retrospective of its history on Friday, April 14, at the UM Inn and Conference Center. For more information, visit the symposium web site. Advance online registration is required to attend.

Advance Your R&D with MIPS Funding

Propel your company's product R&D through Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) funding. MIPS offers up to $100,000 per year in matching funding for research projects teaming Maryland companies with university faculty to develop technology products.

Corporate Partners

Are you looking for a job? The Clark School's Corporate Partners are always looking to fill positions with experienced engineers! Below are direct links to their recruiting web sites:

Alumni Notes

Steve Schrantz (B.S. '84 mechanical engineering) was part of a team of six engineers that received the Corbett D. Caudill Excellence in Engineering Award at the GE Aviation Recognition Day for the development of Strain-Based Lifting Techniques.

Martin Ahmad (B.S. '85 electrical engineering) has been named principal deputy for the Aircrew Systems Program at NAVAIR.

The Clark School Mourns the Passing of...

We are sad to report the loss of Nancy L. Depoy, B.S. '85 electrical engineering, who passed away earlier this year.

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