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Innovation @ UMD

November 11
UMD Students Get Taste of Developing Fearless Ideas
Students at UMD are getting a taste of what it takes to develop fearless ideas during a series of two-week, mini design thinking courses.
November 7
UMD Student Earns National Innovation Fellowship
A UMD Master of Architecture candidate has been honored as the first-ever UMD student to receive a University Innovation Fellowship by the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation.
November 7
UMD Competition Empowers Entrepreneurs of the Future
The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, in partnership with Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Plank, has officially launched the 2014 Cupid's Cup Business Competition.
October 25
UMD Students Win Major League Hacking Championship
A group of University of Maryland students--the "Terrapin Hackers"--have won the inaugural U.S. Major League Hacking (MLH) Championship.
October 23
UMD Honors Alum for Revolutionary Naval Technology
The man behind a revolutionary network technology designed to aid in U.S. Navy fleet defense is the latest UMD innovator to be inducted into the Clark School of Engineering's Innovation Hall of Fame.
October 14
Robo Raven III Harnesses Solar Power
UMD engineering professors and students in the Maryland Robotics Center have developed and demonstrated a new version of the Robo Raven micro air vehicle that incorporates solar panels in its wings.
October 11
New Director to Grow Regulatory Science Initiative
UMD appoints Dr. Lex Schultheis as director of the new Regulatory Science and Innovation Initiative. Dr. Schultheis will partner with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to grow the new program.
October 10
UMD-Led, NSF-Funded DC Innovation Corps Kicks Off
A seven-week program aimed at translating the region's powerful research prowess into successful startups and licensed technologies kicks off this week.
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.