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Innovation @ UMD

October 8
UMD Higgs Hunters Celebrate Nobel Prize in Physics
UMD physicists worked on an experiment that led to the Higgs boson and the Nobel Prize in Physics.
October 7
Students Take Top Prize for Intelligent Trashcan
UMD electrical and computer engineering students took home all the marbles at the Fall 2013 MHacks competition for building an intelligent trash can that sorts recyclables from garbage.
September 30
Innovative Testing Program Detects Emerging Drugs
Emerging drugs of abuse in communities can be rapidly identified by an innovative urine testing system, accord to a study by UMD's Center for Substance Abuse Research.
September 19
UMD Recognized for Top Entrepreneurship Programs
The University of Maryland has once again made The Princeton Review's list of the country's top entrepreneurship programs.
September 6
UMD Kicks Off Semester with Expanded Innovation Fridays
Kicking off the fall semester, UMD is giving the thousands of innovative minds across campus new ways to share and explore their fearless ideas with the expansion of its popular "Innovation Fridays."
September 5
UMD Team Wins First Place in MaxTech Competition
For the second straight year, a team of University of Maryland students has won the Max Tech and Beyond Design Competition for Ultra-Low-Energy-Use Appliances and Equipment.
August 23
Creating Next Generation Electric Vehicle Batteries
Two research teams from the UMD Energy Research Center were awarded grants to develop transformational electric vehicle energy storage systems using innovative chemistries, architectures and designs.
August 22
UMD Tool Predicts Leadership of Terrorist Networks
A University of Maryland research team has developed an analytics tool to help predict who might rise to the top of a terrorist or criminal network after the loss of a leader.
August 14
Meet the Potential Future of Electricity Generation
UMD researchers have partnered with Redox Power Systems LLC to deliver breakthrough fuel cell technologies for providing always-on electricity to businesses, homes and eventually automobiles.
August 14
New UMD Tech Could Revolutionize Satellite Use
New UMD technology could revolutionize the capabilities of satellites and future spacecraft by extending their lifecycle through the use of a renewable power source.
August 6
Protein Key Found for Adults to Re-Learn How to See
A new discovery by a UMD-led research team offers hope for treating "lazy eye" and other serious visual problems that are usually permanent unless they are corrected in early childhood.
July 12
UMD and Tavis Smiley Launch 75k Innovation Challenge
The University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering, in partnership with broadcaster Tavis Smiley, will launch a $75,000 TS/UM Social Innovation Challenge.
June 19
A Battery Made of Wood?
A team of UMD researchers have found that a sliver of wood coated with tin could make a tiny, long-lasting, efficient and environmentally friendly battery.
June 18
Students Foster Social Entrepreneurship in Nicaragua
Eleven University of Maryland students have traveled to Nicaragua this summer as part of a new UMD study abroad program that combines entrepreneurship with service learning.
June 17
Students Design Sustainable Solutions for Md. Town
This past semester, 42 students from UMD's undergraduate architecture program collaborated with community stakeholders to design sustainable solutions for North Beach, Md.