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BIOE Researchers Draw New Connections between Brain Environment, Breast Cancer Metastasis
Stroka Lab sheds light on factors leading to breast cancer metastasis. October 16, 2017

University of Maryland School of Engineering Announces Unprecedented Investment from A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation
Building Together: An Investment for Maryland Will Transform UMD Through $219,486,000 Gift October 4, 2017

gel-e Announces $3.1 Million in Private Financing
Biotech company with University of Maryland roots celebrates milestone achievement. August 9, 2017

Cano-Mejia Named Society for Thermal Medicine New Investigator
BIOE graduate student recognized for efforts to develop photothermal immunotherapy to treat pediatric cancer. June 29, 2017

Fisher, Bracaglia Weigh in on the Future of Regenerative Medicine
BIOE chair and postdoc featured in June 20th edition of On the Record. June 23, 2017

Researchers Engineer Bacteria to Hunt Down Pathogens in the Gut
Nature Communications highlights University of Maryland alum’s latest efforts to program E.coli to combat infections. May 26, 2017

Alumni Cup 2017
This year's Alumni Cup celebrated its sixth year with a unique challenge. March 13, 2017

BIOE, IBBR Researchers Develop Electrogenetic Device for Activating Gene Expression via Electrodes
System holds promise for study of biological systems, biosensors and bio-hybrid devices. January 17, 2017

Clark School Alum Named to Forbes "30 Under 30: Healthcare" List
Adam Behrens (BIOE, Ph.D. '15; ChBE, B.S. '10) recognized for work in vaccine and diagnostic testing development. January 3, 2017

BIOE Alum Awarded Council of Graduate School Distinguished Dissertation Honorable Mention
Adam Behrens (Ph.D. ’15) recognized for work on materials for use in traumatic injury surgery. December 12, 2016

BMES Hosts STEM Expo for Area Middle School Students
BMES-UMD members lead initiative to share what they love most about STEM. November 22, 2016

Alumni Look to Foster Entrepreneurialism through Support of Clark Hall Fund
$100,000 gift establishes Rajan and Sandhya Mittu InTerp Suite. November 17, 2016

Muro Develops Technique to Improve Oral Drug Delivery Using Targeted Nanocarriers
Associate Professor Silvia Muro (Joint, IBBR) and fellow UMD researchers are working to improve oral drug delivery to targets by protecting against the effects of gastric conditions. October 31, 2016

Airbrushed Biodegradable Sealant Could Offer Low-Cost, Portable Alternative to Surgical Sutures
BIOE Professor and Associate Dean Peter Kofinas receives R01 for innovative surgical sealant and application technique research. August 19, 2016

BioE Capstone 2016: New Projects Focus on Improved Healthcare for Underserved Communities, Pediatric Patients, and More
Affordable RT-PCR for clinical diagnostics, fear mitigation device for pediatric MRIs tie for first place. June 28, 2016

Fischell Receives National Medal of Technology and Innovation
UMD Alum, BioE Professor of Practice to Receive White House Honor May 26, 2016

Arjun Adapa Named 2016 Fulbright Grant Recipient
Senior BioE student to conduct research on Alzheimer's disease in the Netherlands. May 2, 2016

Kofinas Awarded Patent for Flexible Batteries
Polymer solid electrolyte could make batteries safer, smaller, and less expensive March 18, 2016

University of Maryland Faculty, Alumni Named National Academy of Inventors Fellows
Inductees recognized for prolific spirit of innovation. December 15, 2015

Leonard to be Honored for Cooperative Control Innovations
Alumna Naomi Leonard to be inducted into Innovation Hall of Fame on Nov. 9. October 15, 2015

Sensing Drugged Driving: Fischell Researchers Receive SBIR for Roadside Drug Test
Diagnostic anSERS Inc. awarded $150,000 NSF grant to develop paper-based test to identify drivers under the influence of illegal drugs. July 20, 2015

Alum Sheryl Chocron-Spieler wins poster award at BMES/FDA Frontiers in Medical Devices Conference
Best runner up award for "Multi-Variate Modeling for Blood Measurement: Accounting for Population Variability." June 3, 2015

Food Safety, Energy Storage & Video Authentication Inventions Honored at Awards Ceremony
Three Clark School innovations win UMD Invention of the Year Awards April 30, 2015

UMD To Celebrate Innovations and Partnerships April 29
Nine nominees for Invention of the Year to be recognized at annual event March 23, 2015

UMD Mourns Passing of Benefactor and Alumnus A. James Clark
University of Maryland's Clark School of Engineering community remembers namesake and friend March 20, 2015

A New Era in Human Health Innovation
A. James Clark Hall made possible in part by the generosity of two benefactors. March 15, 2015

Mechanical Engineering Clinches 2015 Alumni Cup Title
Student teams conquer light bulb challenge at 4th annual competition. March 2, 2015

UMD Clark School Announces Inaugural Awards Winners
New awards honor alumni, friends for career achievements and contributions to Clark School. November 21, 2014

Support Engineering Student Initiatives Through Launch UMD
Small-scale projects with big results. November 3, 2014

BMES-UMD Ice Bucket Challenge Raises Funds for ALS, Mentorship Program
The University of Maryland Biomedical Engineering Society hosted its first Ice Bucket Challenge on Oct. 16. October 29, 2014

Stroka Awarded BMES 2014 Rita Schaffer Young Investigator Award
Newly appointed BIOE Assistant Professor Kimberly Stroka recognized for published work. September 5, 2014

UMD, GBSI Partner to Advance Antibody Standards
Dr. Simran Kaur named GBSI Fellow. June 30, 2014

Recent Clark School Graduate Featured in Lab on a Chip
Renee Hood (Bioengineering, Ph.D., '14) and members of the Maryland MEMS and Microfluidics Lab earn cover story for July edition June 20, 2014

Diagnostic anSERS introduces SERS sensor 'for the mainstream'
UMD alumni/student company's product can detect trace chemicals for only a few dollars per test. June 13, 2014

Stroka Awarded BWF Career Award
BioE Assistant Professor Kimberly Stroka recognized for blood-brain barrier mechanobiology research. May 20, 2014

Twelve Clark School Students Awarded Prestigious NSF Research Fellowships
Fellowships awarded to outstanding students pursuing a research-based graduate degree. May 12, 2014

Clark School Launches New LinkedIn Page and Clark Store
New initiatives offer ways to expand networks and show off Terp pride May 9, 2014

UMD Alumni Hatch Sub-$300 Consumer 3D Printer, Raise $3.3 Million on Kickstarter
Alumni-founded company races past $50,000 goal in 11 minutes, hits $1 million in 25 hours. May 6, 2014

Alumnus and Whiting-Turner CEO Regan to Speak at Spring Commencement
Civil Engineering alumnus to speak at address Clark School graduates. April 16, 2014

UMD and JHU Students Host Research Fair
University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University bioengineering students joined forces to host the second annual research event. April 1, 2014

Clark School, Alumni Association to Host Alumni Cup Competition
Hands-on design competition challenges students to apply engineering principles. February 5, 2014

Clark School's Online Graduate Programs Highly Ranked in 2014 by U.S. News and World Report
Office of Advanced Engineering Education's online graduate program are excellent opportunities for working engineers worldwide. January 8, 2014

Iacangelo Awarded Olatunji Godo Biomedical Research Scholarship
Fund established by alumnus supports BioE junior. December 16, 2013

Epps to Deliver Winter Commencement Speech
NASA astronaut and Aerospace Engineering alumna will speak at Clark School ceremony on Dec. 22. December 6, 2013

Barber Awarded Olatunji Godo Biomedical Research Scholarship
Fund established by alumnus supports BioE junior. December 5, 2013

UMD Faculty Publish Research That Provides Insights on Brain Injuries
Mechanical Engineering researchers tackle brain tissue mechanics to provide greater insight on traumatic brain injuries. October 23, 2013

BioE Hosts First Luojia International Biomedical Conference
Event fosters collaborations between UMD and Wuhan University. October 3, 2013

University of Maryland Ranked Top Public School for Tech Entrepreneurship in 2013 StartEngine College Index
The University Maryland also ranked second overall. October 3, 2013

Weissberg Gift Supports Engineers Without Borders Program
Gift will support EWB team projects as well as scholarship funding for EWB students. September 24, 2013

Tavis Smiley and UMD Make Last Call for Submissions in the $75,000 Social Innovation Challenge
Deadline for entries is October 13, 2003. September 13, 2013

Bacteria Prowl for Pathogen Prey
Alumnus Matthew Wook Chang's custom E. Coli target hospital-acquired infections. September 12, 2013

Clark School No. 16 in Academic Ranking of World Universities
Ranking based on research, size and performance. August 26, 2013

Inside A Burn: Alumnus Continues Diagnostic Work He Began as an Undergraduate
Nick Prindeze (B.S. '12, bioengineering) presents work at American Burn Association Conference. May 23, 2013

Clark School Celebrates Students, Honors Alumni and Faculty at Spring 2013 Commencement
More than 860 engineering students received diplomas at May 20 ceremony. May 23, 2013

Company Founded in Clark School Awarded $500K to Test Hemorrhage-Halting Foam
Remedium Technologies Inc. receives small business grant from National Science Foundation. April 25, 2013

Diagnostic anSERS Takes 3rd and UMD Prize at Cupid's Cup Finals
Startup wins $10,000, plans to scale up manufacturing. April 8, 2013

Clark School Hosts 2013 STEM Expo on April 6
Event will feature NASA astronaut and UMD alumna Jeanette Epps. March 25, 2013

Whiting-Turner Lecture Series Features Entrepreneurs Ostrow on April 11, Citrin on April 25
Series to highlight successful entrepreneurs and leaders of Mashable.com, Redox Power Systems. March 13, 2013

Diagnostic anSERS Heads to Cupid's Cup Finals
Printed sensors team to vie for $70,000 in April. February 26, 2013

BioE Undergrad Wins Pyon Su Fellowship
Award supports Brian Goodall's study abroad in Korea. February 8, 2013

Alumnus Recognized for Work with Teach for America
David Lai (B.S. '12) was a finalist in Maryland governor's #MDForward contest. February 7, 2013

UMD Researchers Achieve Breakthrough in Nanoprecision Imaging
Flow control of single quantum dot enables measurements with nanoscale accuracy at lower cost February 7, 2013

Alumnus Thomas Hicks to Serve as Commencement Speaker
Deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Navy will speak at Clark School ceremony on December 20. December 5, 2012

New Microfluidic Device Could Speed Drug Evaluation
Meyer wins Bioscience Day Poster division for work on device capable of separating, testing distinct areas of same biofilm. December 3, 2012

Gordonov Completes NSF Summer Research Fellowship in Singapore
Grad student one of 15 selected for East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute. September 21, 2012

Janiak Named Kauffman Fellow
Alumnus, former Fischell Fellow in prestigious venture capital program. August 30, 2012

Lyles to Speak at Commencement
Retired U.S. Air Force general to address engineering grads. May 4, 2012

Department of Defense Supports Ayyub's Bioengineering Research
Graduate student wins National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship. May 1, 2012

BioE Teams at $75K Business Plan Competition Finals
New companies pitch products for food safety, diagnostics, detection of toxins. April 25, 2012

Engineers Advised: Stay With It
Facebook event, advisors, pizza to provide support for undergraduate engineering majors. March 12, 2012

Whiting-Turner Lectures Kick Off Thursday
SAIC CTO Dr. Amy Alving to speak on "Converting Invention into Innovation." March 5, 2012

Which Clark School Major is Best?
As part of Engineers Week, department teams design and build Alumni Cup machines, compete for bragging rights on Friday. February 21, 2012

Women in Engineering Opportunity Scholarship Created
WIE Advisory Board members establish scholarship to help recruit and support female engineering students. January 11, 2012

Blood-Clotting "Nano-Velcro" Featured in C&EN
Journal highlights wound-healing technology by Raghavan, Remedium Technologies. August 30, 2011

Fight Bacteria With Bacteria
Alumnus creates bacterium that sacrifices itself to save you. August 17, 2011

Thought-To-Motion Research Featured on Cover of Terp
BioE affiliate professor and students developing noninvasive brain-computer interface. June 23, 2011

Alumnus' Work on Artificial Intestine Featured in L.A. Times
John March (Ph.D. '05) grows cells in 3-D. May 12, 2011

Needle-Free Suture Device Wins Business Plan Competition Division
Sharon Liu and Jin Xiao receive $10K for development of product. May 10, 2011

PolyVec Systems Dominates Business Plan Competition
Gene therapy carrier for breast cancer wins $45K, two divisions, Impact Award. May 10, 2011

Record Year for NSF Fellowships
8 current and former BioE students receive awards, honorable mentions. April 20, 2011

Alumnus' Company Featured in Washington Post Story
CloudSolar creates enhanced biofluids for solar panels, heat transfer applications. November 19, 2010

BioE Hosts Teachers in NSF-Sponsored Program
Summer workshop will improve K-12 engineering, math education. July 26, 2010

Hong, Collaborators Create Liposome-Hydrogel Hybrids for Drug Delivery
No toil, No trouble for stronger bubbles. July 22, 2010

Goldberg, Thomas Win SBEC Paper Awards
Graduate students recognized for work presented at 26th Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference. July 14, 2010

Alumna Lu Jiang Receives Chinese Government Award
Selected for academic, research achievements while studying abroad. June 9, 2010

UM, LM Launch Strategic Relationship
Framework for current and future cooperation with Lockheed Martin worth at least $3 million. June 4, 2010

Mtech, Alumna-Run Companies Vie for State Awards
Five Clark School-affiliated companies named finalists for Incubator Company of the Year. June 3, 2010

BioE Major Addresses Spring 2010 Graduates
Allon Meizlik chosen to speak at Commencement. May 21, 2010

BioE Students, Alumni Win Prizes at UM $75K Business Plan Competition
Aeramatics wins its division; CloudSolar recognized for social impact. May 10, 2010

Alumna Wins NSF-CAREER Award
Pinar Akcora will develop synthesis, processing methods for versatile nanocomposites. January 20, 2010

Remedium Wins $10K in Global Security Challenge
Student start-up company’s blood-clotting foam "most promising" in international competition. November 24, 2009

Johnson Announces Retirement
Professor will continue research, teaching on campus. August 25, 2009

Kofinas Group Wins 2nd Business Plan Competition
Haemechanics offers new blood-clotting, drug-delivering material. May 12, 2009

Luo Wins MRS Silver Award
Postdoc recognized for work in microfluidics. May 5, 2009

Bentley, Kofinas Teams Are $75K Competition Finalists
Proposed new ventures include drug-screening, blood clotting inventions. April 9, 2009

BES Chapter Nationally Recognized
Clark School Black Engineers Society named National Distinguished Chapter of the Year. April 1, 2009

Fischell Wins President's Distinguished Alumnus Award
Alumnus, benefactor honored for achievements in biotechnology. March 23, 2009

Alumna Founds Environmental Consulting Firm
Coterie Environmental LLC focuses on combustion systems. January 30, 2009

View University Holiday Greeting Online
Incoming dean Darryll Pines, alumnus Gordon England '61 star. December 11, 2008

Raghavan, Dowling's "Nano-Velcro" Wins at Bioscience Day
New biomaterial designed to stop bleeding. November 14, 2008

EWB's Mid-Atlantic Conference Trains, Celebrates
UM Engineers Without Borders chapter hosts hundreds, features Peace Corps deputy director. November 11, 2008

Alumnus To Speak on Lean Dynamics
Stephen Ruffa, B.S. '82, aerospace engineering, to give next Whiting-Turner lecture Nov. 6. October 29, 2008

Gordon England Gives Whiting-Turner Lecture
Deputy secretary of defense and alumnus counsels Clark School students. October 17, 2008

Akcora Joins Missouri Faculty
Alumna now an assistant professor of chemical engineering. October 10, 2008

Alumna Named Service to America Medal Finalist
Patricia Frounfelker cited for work with Army Research Lab. September 18, 2008

Bentley, Hung, Culver Gene Therapy Research Covered By Wired
Repurposed virus could be used to deliver siRNA to diseased cells. September 8, 2008

Alumnus Joins Father in Family Business
Father/son run Broadneck Pharmacy in Arnold, Md. September 3, 2008

Diamondback Heralds Fischell's Opera Debut
Benefactor to perform in The Pirates of Penzance. June 6, 2008

Scholarship Supports Gemstone Students
Sarah E. Gingrich Firebaugh Memorial Scholarship aids Great Expectations campaign. June 5, 2008

Genomic Research Receives EPA Award
Microarray Research Laboratory wins Scientific and Technological Achievement Award. May 23, 2008

Clark School Holds 2008 Commencement
Triple-major serves as student speaker. May 22, 2008

WJZ Covers New Chitosan Blood Clotting Product
Dowling, Raghavan, Payne featured in TV segment. May 21, 2008

Kofinas, Janiak Take 1st Place in Business Plan Competition
Intelligent Packaging Systems receives $15K for further development. May 15, 2008

Fisher Promoted
Becomes Associate Professor with tenure effective August 23. May 8, 2008

Alumnus March Awarded Hartwell Foundation Grant
Funding will support development of new type 1 diabetes treatment. May 2, 2008

Undergraduate Honors and Awards Recipients, 2007-2008
Exceptional students recognized by Department, Clark School, ASABE. April 30, 2008

Engineering Videos Win in Vid/Terp Competition
Aero grad students' autonomous vehicle video takes first, others receive honorable mentions. April 24, 2008

Alumnus, Inventor, Benefactor...Opera Singer?
Fischell to appear in Pirates of Penzance. April 16, 2008

Dandin Named 2008 Fischell Fellow
BioE grad student to develop fast, portable biosensor. April 16, 2008

Fu, Janiak Finalists in Annual $50K Business Plan Competition
Kofinas Group members submit bioengineering-themed concepts. April 9, 2008

Order of the Engineer Deadline Approaching
Seniors wishing to participate in ring ceremony must sign up by April 4. April 3, 2008

Alumni Excel in Academia, Research
Former Bentley Group members work with "designer bacteria", therapeutics, biofuels, viruses and vaccines. January 9, 2008

Scholl to Graduates: "Think Big"

Ceremony features awards for outstanding teaching, staff service.

January 2, 2008

Johnson Stresses Corporate-University Partnership
Lockheed CTO kicks off fall Whiting-Turner lecture series. November 9, 2007

Next Whiting-Turner Lecture on Thursday
Ray Johnson, new Lockheed Martin CTO, explains technology trends Nov. 8. November 6, 2007

Farvardin Professorship Fund Reaches $500K
Gift from Jeong H. Kim helps fund reach milestone, supports Great Expectations campaign. September 26, 2007

Dale Family Creates Four-Year Scholarship
Fund to support students in ME, BioE, and ECE, aid Great Expectations campaign. August 2, 2007

UM $50K Business Plan Competition Winners Announced
Three winners chosen among nine finalists. April 30, 2007

ECE Seminar on Biomedical Devices Available Online
Online visitors can view a seminar on biomedical devices by SA 50 winner & ECE alumnus Tag Cutchis. April 19, 2007

BioE Students Are Finalists in MTECH Competition
Funding up for grabs in $50K Business Plan Competition. March 29, 2007

Fisher Named Outstanding Graduate Alumnus
Alma mater Rice University recognizes achievements. March 13, 2007

Women In Engineering Program Forms Board
Advisors ask alumni, corporate partners to help achieve recruitment goals. February 19, 2007

Alumnus Publishes Work On Artificial Organs
New genetic engineering improves implantable medical devices. January 5, 2007

Cutchis Gives Senior Capstone Lecture
Alumnus discusses his work with biomedical devices. December 4, 2006

DEVELOP, LAUNCH, AND WIN through the $50K Business Plan Competition
Competition Offers $50,000 in Prizes for the Best Ideas for New Companies. November 30, 2006

Winter Commencement Speaker Announced
BAE Systems President and CEO Mark Ronald will address December engineering graduates. November 28, 2006

Fisher Edits Two Works on Tissue Engineering
Work includes conference compilation, biomedical engineering handbook. October 17, 2006

Innovative Telecom Alumnus to be Honored
Rajiv Laroia will be inducted into the Clark School Innovation Hall of Fame. September 20, 2006

Renowned Telecom Experts to Deliver White Symposium
October 16 event will feature Barry West, Andrew Viterbi and Rajiv Laroia. September 20, 2006

Clark School Researchers Are Top Inventors
Engineers were on every winning invention team at UM awards. April 11, 2006

Martin Exhibit to be Unveiled April 10
Aviator's contributions are celebrated in special presentation. March 3, 2006