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2014 Press Coverage

December 2014

PBS Newshour: Sparking a love for science by studying how Christmas trees burn

PBS Newshour: Christmas tree to blazing inferno in less than a minute

WJLA ABC-7: Don’t let your Christmas tree catch fire 

Baltimore Sun: University of Maryland drone test site open for business

Washington Post: Grip Boost's spray keeps football gloves tacky, but they need manufacturing help

NBC Washington: Drone Set to Fly Over Maryland Friday

November 2014

SoMD News: University aircraft site spreads its wings

Diamondback: Univ. of Maryland officials break ground for bioengineering building

WBOC-TV: FAA Approves Drone Testing at Crisfield-Somerset Co. Airport

NewsWeek: Technology's Latest Quest: Tracking Mental Health

The Telegraph: Depression changes how people speak, research finds

Medical Xpress: Acoustic changes in speech could be used to help monitor mental health

Forbes: Oculus Co-Founder Iribe Gives University of Maryland A Record $31M Gift

National Geographic: Tiny Batteries Could Revolutionize Green Energy

Associated Press: Groundbreaking to be held for new building at UMD

CBS: Groundbreaking To Be Held For New UMD Building

ExecutiveGov: NIST, University of Maryland Open Joint Quantum Computing Research Center Young Researchers Honored for Solar, Optics Technologies Researchers use artificially engineered materials to create breakthrough for sound sensors

Tech Times: Scientists Test Nanopore, Stamp-size Battery You Can Charge in 12 Minutes

Virtual Press Office: UMD Research Center Tackles Tough Orbital Debris Issues A Billion Holes Can Make a Battery

IEEE Spectrum: Each Nanopore in a Material Serves as a Battery

AZo Nano: Researchers Grow Forests of Carbon Nanotubes Directly on 3-D Substrates

Bay Net: UMD Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site gets okay to fly

SoMD News: University drone test site cleared for first flight

eScience News: The Digital Therapist

National Journal: Harary Appointed Director of NIST Engineering Lab

Washington Post: U-Md.-Goddard programs offer students out-of-this-world opportunities

October 2014

Federal Times: Players picked for first federally-funded R&D center for cybersecurity

Baltimore Business Journal: University of Maryland, UMBC team on new cyber security research center

Diamondback: Engineering students design robots made for disaster response

Penn State News: Dean Elnashai to serve on disaster resilience panel in the nation's capital

Washington Post: Washington wants to become a hub for cybersecurity companies. Can it be done?

September 2014

Washington Post: Brendan Iribe, co-founder of Oculus VR, makes record $31 million donation to U-Md.

NBC News: Oculus CEO Donates $31 Million for VR Lab at University of Maryland

New Orleans Times-Picayune: Nation fails to address coastal and inland flood risks, civil engineer society says

US News & World Report: Colleges, Employers Team Up to Train, Hire High-Tech Workers

The Daily Record: University of Maryland Clark School of Engineering hosts Mpact Week

NBC News Washington: UMD Tech Lab Predicts Worst Traffic Bottlenecks

In the Capital: Leidos Invests $200K in UMd Innovation

SoMDNews: University system poised to establish stronger presence in Southern Maryland

HPCWire: Aerospace Explores the Compute Horizon

Campus Technology: U Maryland-Led MAX To Provide Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Platform for Research, Education

August 2014

Baltimore Sun: University of Maryland opens drone test site

WUSA TV-9: Maryland Opens Drone Test Site

ExecutiveGov: William Kirwan: University of Maryland UAS Test Site to Benefit Region's Education Programs University of Maryland opens UAS test site

SoMDNews: Launch of region’s drone site celebrated at airport

Space Ref: University of Maryland Orbital Debris Education and Research Center to Host Inaugural Workshop

Sys-Con Media: UMD Advanced Transportation Technologies Day Just Two Weeks Away

Washington Business Journal: Maryland's switch to Big Ten boosting private development in College Park

July 2014

Baltimore Sun: Tech camps, other programs hope to keep girls interested in STEM fields

SoMdNews: St. Mary’s pivot to commercial aviation to be marked

Satnews Daily: National Science Foundation + UCSD's Satellite Sensors Put New Twist On Smokey Bear's "Only You Can Prevent Fires...With WIFIRE"

Daily Fusion: Transparent Graphite Can Be Used to Make Better Solar Cells

Digital Journal: UMD, GBSI Partner to Advance Antibody Standards

Yahoo News: Experience Hurricane Force Winds at the University of Maryland's Media Day in the Wind Tunnel, July 21

Baltimore Business Journal: Maryland Innovation Initiative invests $6.4M in university-linked projects

June 2014

Microsoft News: Microsoft And Its Partners Were Awarded $5 million By ARPA-E To Develop Fuel Cell Technologies Redox, UMD, Microsoft, Trans-Tech to Develop Transformational Natural Gas Fuel Cells Through $5 Million in ARPA-E Funding

Baltimore Sun: UMD's Big Move

Robotics Tomorrow: UMD Alumni Hatch Sub-$300 Consumer 3D Printer, Raise $3.3 Million on Kickstarter

May 2014

Baltimore Sun: At College Park, an all-encompassing focus on entrepreneurship

Discovery Channel's Daily Planet: Michael Gollner's Wildfire Research Featured

Aero News Network: Sikorsky and United Technologies Pledge $1 Million to UMD s Clark School of Engineering A Masters in Project Management Keeps the Promotions Coming

Satellite Today: UMD Establishes Center for Addressing Orbital Space Debris

Digital Journal: University of Maryland Establishes Orbital Debris Research Center

Baltimore Sun: Emergency construction underway on new, modern retaining wall after landslide 

Fox 45 TV: Experts: Heavy Rain, Lack of Maintenance May Have Contributed to Landslide

Campus Technology: Space Junk Gets Academic Focus at U Maryland

CNBC: Squarespace: How a dorm blog snared $79 million in VC funding

The Daily Record: University of Maryland College Park and Baltimore campuses to couple medical training with bioengineering with new joint M.D./Ph.D. program

Baltimore Sun: UM supercomputer to boost complex research

Baltimore Business Journal: University of Maryland, JHU listed among nation's best engineering schools

Baltimore Sun: Turning research into jobs in Maryland

Baltimore Sun: MedImmune expands research with University System of Maryland Protecting computer hardware: Three universities tapped for cybersecurity research

Clarksville Online: Harrison Ford gets first hand knowledge of NASA’s Ames Research Center’s Deforestation research after meeting with UMD Scientists

April 2014

Huffington Post: A Culture of Innovative Ideas: My Conversation with the Winners of the $75,000 Social Innovation Challenge

Wall Street Journal: Corporate Cash Alters University Curricula

USA Today: National Robotics Week Kicks Off: Robo Raven Featured

Baltimore Sun: University of Maryland's robotic fish feels the flow of water

NSF Science Nation: As fast as their tiny "bot" legs will carry them!

Business Insider: Inside The University Of Maryland Lab Where They Build Robots That Are Smaller Than Pennies

TG Daily: Micro-robots, smaller than a penny, could one day swarm to the rescue

Discovery Channel's Daily Planet: David Akin's Space Systems Laboratory Featured

Gazette: Two Damascus grads part of trio that takes top prize at LA Hackathon

In the Capital: 11 Awesome Startup Ideas Launched in Just 36 Hours at UMD

Voice of Russia: Tiny robots by US University of Maryland stealing the show

Campus Technology: University of Maryland Launching Online Master's Degree in Technology Entrepreneurship

MedGadget: Surgical Biodegradable Nanofibers as Surgical Sealant, Hemostatic, Buttress for Tissue Repair

Diamondback: FIRST Brings High School Robotics Competition to Comcast

Diamondback: Flexus Lauded for Empowering Women

March 2014

NPR: Pizza, Perseverance And Skills At A Major League Hackathon

Reuters: Bats say 'back off' to each other as they swoop for yummy bugs

ASEE - The Accelerator: The Benefits of Biomimicry - UMD's Autonomous Vehicle Laboratory Lockheed Martin, University of Maryland to develop next generation quantum computer

NIH Director's Blog: Vision Loss Boosts Auditory Perception

Chemical and Engineering News: Airbrushed Polymers Could Seal Surgical Incisions

Broadway World: Student Innovators to Converge at University of Maryland for Bitcamp

AAUW: UMD 1 of 7 Schools That Empower Women Nanomolecular origami boxes hold big promise for energy storage

Digital Journal: Professor Darryll Pines to Join Aurora Board

The Daily Fusion: Scientists Store Hydrogen in Graphene Origami Box

Voice of America: What's New in Technology

Baltimore Sun: Local Drone Business Planning to Fly

Digital Journal: UMD to Host FIRST Robotics Regional Competition

Air Force Material Command: Pilot mentoring program propels the future of hypersonics and young engineers

Capital News Service: Insects are inspiration for autonomous vehicle lab

Digital Journal: UMD Startup CoolCAD Blows Past Its Kickstarter Goal in Eight Days with Computer Lock

Red Orbit: Unique Call Allows Male Bats To Lay Claim On Insect Prey

R&D Magazine: Researchers see Kelvin wave on quantum “tornado” for first time

February 2014

Washington Post: Squarespace’s scary meme Super Bowl ad

Washington Business Journal: How to go from a University of Maryland dorm room to a Super Bowl commercial in 10 years

Popular Mechanics: UMD Team Mulciber's Wood Stove (Print Edition)

Architect: This Paper Could Improve Solar Cells

KPCC: A university, an aerospace company, and designers team up for the Winter Olympics

In The Capital: UMD Alum's First-Ever Super Bowl Ad Highlights Squarespace's 'Better Web' Promise

MLive: Tavis Smiley and the University of Maryland Announce Winners of the $75K Social Innovation Challenge

Ulitzer: Tavis Smiley and the University of Maryland Announce Winners of $75K Social Innovation Challenge

Press TV: Study finds link in brain's vision, hearing sections Spending time in the dark can help improve your hearing!

KEYC-12: UMD Hosts Inaugural Project Management Symposium

SoMdNews: Higher education called key to region’s economic growth

Digital Journal: UMD Holds Risk and Reliability Engineering 25th Anniversary Symposium

Sacramento Bee: Joseph Naft Named Director of UMD Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program

January 2014

Washington Post: For Jeong Kim, a spot in France’s Legion of Honor

Chicago Tribune: Will New Suit Revolutionize Speedskating?

Los Angeles Times: Space-age Technology Suits U.S. Speedskaters Fine

Chronicle of Higher Education: Picked to Lead Tests of Drones, 3 Universities Are 'in the Catbird Seat'

Chemistry World: Tracing paper boost for solar cells

In the Capital: UMD Professors Receive Presidential Award for Science and Engineering Research

ASEE First Bell: University of Maryland Professors Receive Presidential Award for Science and Engineering Research

Digital Journal: UMD Researcher Helps Arm the Immune System to Fight Cancer

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation provides grants to young scientists to jump-start careers in pediatric oncology research

The Gazette: Maryland professor receives grant to fund cancer vaccine UMD professor receives $375,000 grant to develop cancer vaccine technology UL Contributes $250K to UMD Fire Protection Engineering

Washington Post: Washington area tech companies to show off their gadgets at International CES

WJZ-TV: University Of Md. Among Schools Developing Drone Concepts For Civilian Use

WJBF: Bioentrepreneurship Leader Joins UM Ventures Team

Digital Journal: 24-Hour Giving Challenge Supports Student Scholarships Game theory used to explain evolution of 'third party punishment'

Digital Journal: Warning Computer Hackers Shortens Their Intrusion

Gulf Today: Pediatric innovation award announced

BayNet: University of Maryland program wins national award

Sheikh Zayed Institute, UMD To Lead Plans To Award $250,000 For Innovative Pediatric Medical Devices

KENS-TV-5: UMD FPE Alumnus Bob Andrews Interviewed About Rail Transportation for Oil

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