Clark School Alumni e-Newsletter

Register Now for ECE Centennial Weekend,
Sept. 26-27, Featuring Inventor Dean Kamen

Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) will celebrate its 100th anniversary (1908-2008) with a special Centennial Celebration Weekend Sept. 26-27, 2008. Alumni will have the chance to: reconnect at a reception on the evening of Sept. 26; interact with leading experts on "The Future of Information Systems and Communications" and "The Future of Energy" at two forum events and the Centennial luncheon on Sept. 27; and get inspired by visionary inventor Dean Kamen at the gala celebration and dinner on Sept. 27. Limited seats available for forum events and gala. Register online now!

Great Expectations: Clark School Update

Family and friends of a Gemstone alumna have established the Sarah E. Gingrich Firebaugh Memorial Scholarship with a gift of $63,000 to provide annual scholarships to juniors and seniors in the Gemstone program. To learn more about the Great Expectations campaign and how you can make a difference in the Clark School’s progress, please contact Stu Stabley.

Creative Ways to Give

Want to directly assist student programs with your gift? Visit the Clark School's new Creative Ways to Give web site for ideas like this one: Keep on Rollin' – Invest in a set of four Hoosier tires for the SAE Formula race car. Investment: $650. For more ideas and details, please contact Darleen Lugenbuhl.

The Clark School’s Women’s Community: A Special Feature

In an effort to interest more women in entering the field of engineering, the Clark School has created a new section of its web site, called The Women’s Community, to feature our excellent female faculty, staff, alums, and students. If you’re an alumna, please contact Missy Corley about adding your name and career highlights to the site.

New Feature! Clark School Alumni Spotlight

Stephann BalthazarMeet Stephann Balthazar, B.S. '05, mechanical engineering, and an engineer at the Harley-Davidson powertrain production center in Milwaukee, Wis. Stephann credits his experience with the Clark School's SAE Formula racing team and National Society of Black Engineers chapter for helping him get to where he is today. Greg Schultz, advisor for the racing team, remembers Stephann fondly, "Every year, I get one to three students that I am particularly proud of. He was one of those students."

CivE Senior Kevin Biringer Honored at Shipley Field

Recent grad Kevin Biringer, B.S. '08, civil engineering, was honored for his role as a pitcher for the Terrapin's baseball team in a ceremony at Shipley Field on May 11. Biringer transferred to UM after one year at Bradley University in part to take advantage of the Clark School's engineering program.

Mystery PhotoBlast from the Past: Help Us Uncover Clark School History

Do you recognize anyone in this photo? Send any information you have to Missy Corley. Help us identify the people in this photo and we will send you a Clark School decal for your car! You still have a chance to help us identify the people in last month's photo.

Join TerpNation!

TerpNation is a new social and career tool brought to you by the Maryland Alumni Association that replaces the Terp Alumni Network. Connect online with friends (and friends-of-friends-of-friends) based on shared interests, common acquaintances, professions, locations and more. TerpNation is free and exclusive to Maryland graduates (former Terp Alumni Network members will need to re-register with TerpNation). Register now and watch your Terp network grow!

Update Your Personal Information

Stay in touch with the Clark School by making sure we know how to reach you with announcements, news and more. Visit the Alumni Association web site to update your preferred contact information or contact Missy Corley.

Your Name Here—Sponsorship Opportunities

Thanks to Corporate Partner Constellation Energy for sponsoring this month’s edition of the Clark School's e-newsletter. There are many chances throughout the year to put your name and support behind the activities of the Clark School. Sponsorship opportunities include not only this e-newsletter but also alumni receptions and student projects! Contact Stu Stabley to learn how you can make a difference!

Find Work with Our 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

Each month, we randomly select a name from the Alumni Notes featured in this e-newsletter to win a Clark School t-shirt! This month’s winner is Michael Stanfield! Don’t miss your chance to win the next t-shirt – send us your news today by emailing Missy Corley!

Charles Budman (B.S. '86 and M.S. '88, aerospace engineering) is a member of the Principal Professional Staff and is program manager for the Navy Strategic Systems Programs' Systems Engineering & Integration Program at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. He is also an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Chris Castell (B.S. '07, aerospace engineering) is working for the Naval Acquisition Center at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, Va.

Andrew Kohout (B.S. '06, fire protection engineering and mechanical engineering) works at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, LNG Engineering Branch, and has recently finished serving on the technical panel on a Fire Protection Research Foundation 2007 report "Evaluating Vapor Dispersion Models for Safety Analysis for LNG Facilities." He will continue on for the second phase of the study alongside Associate Professor Arnaud Trouvé.

Chris Konkol (M.S. '80, chemical engineering) has joined intellectual property law firm Cantor Colburn as counsel.

David P. Mongan (B.S. '71 and M.S. '76, civil engineering) served as the distinguished speaker at "An Evening at the Jefferson," an event hosted by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Mongon is ASCE president.

Michael Stanfield (M.S. '02, aerospace engineering) is a U.S. Navy F/A 18 pilot who just returned from a seven-month deployment.

Timothy Wilcox (B.S. '91, aerospace engineering) has served as mission planner lead and flight dynamics analyst for the Landsat-5 and Landsat-7 flight operations teams at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

The Clark School Mourns the Passing of…

Over the past months we learned of the passing of alumni George A. Enuton (B.S. '60, electrical engineering) and Donald Glowacki (B.S. '59, civil engineering).

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Takeuchi Selected for Special NAE Symposium

Scholarship Supports Gemstone Students

ChBE Student Wins University Medal

MechE Students Dominate TI Contest

Tretter Honored at Retirement Celebration

ME Student Adorns University Home Page

Clark School Holds 2008 Commencement

Operations Academy Welcoming a New Class of Graduates

Chitosan Blood-Clotting Product Under Development

Grad Student Summer Research Fellows Named

Greer to Lead at Historic Women's College

Alumni Introduce "Sezmi," New Broadcast TV Network

Espy-Wilson Appointed Radcliffe Fellow

Robotics Course Drives Students to Succeed

Media Coverage

Alumnus Evan Smith featured in Hagerstown Herald-Mail article

Alumna Sydonia Rehm is mentioned in a Washington Post article

"Dr. Carbon" (a Clark School alumnus) is covered by the Associated Press.

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Women in Engineering