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Innovation @ UMD

March 28
UMD Students to Compete to 'Do Good' at UMD April 10
UMD announces philanthropists – acclaimed television star Fran Drescher and nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis – will headline a panel of judges for the Do Good Challenge April 10.
March 28
UMB and UMCP Celebrate First Year of Collaborative Success
University of Maryland, Baltimore President Jay Perman and University of Maryland, College Park President Wallace Loh celebrate the first year of the University of Maryland: MPowering the State collaboration.
March 26
Entrepreneurs to Compete for $70k in Cupid's Cup
Six startups, including two from UMD, will compete in the April 5 final round of Cupid's Cup, the national business competition held by the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship.
March 14
Winners Saw 'No Limits' in Pitch Competition
Competition was so close among University of Maryland student social entrepreneurs in the recent No Limits Social Impact Pitch Competition that the judges awarded two top winners.
March 13
A Look into the Future of Quantum Computing
Discoveries by physicists and materials scientists at the University of Maryland and other leading institutions have the world on the verge of a new technological revolution.
March 12
UMD Creates Model Energy Course for U.S. Colleges
To develop a new generation of energy-savvy leaders, UMD has created a new 'Energy 101' curriculum that federal officials and education leaders hope will be used at colleges around the country.
March 5
Six Startups Advance in Cupid's Cup
UMD's Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship has named six startups, including two from UMD, as finalists in the 2013 Cupid’s Cup. They will compete in the final round on April 5, 2013.
March 4
Gamera Team Flies High in Quest for $250k Prize
A UMD student engineering team had a strong attempt, but fell short last week in their effort to conquer one of the last great aviation challenges – the Sikorsky Human-Powered Helicopter Competition.
February 26
UMD Goes for $250K Human-Powered Helicopter Prize
On Feb. 27-28, UMD's record-setting human-powered helicopter, and the student team that designed, built and flies it, will compete for a long-unreachable prize -- the $250,000 AHS Sikorsky Prize.
February 25
Terps Tackle Stormwater
Six UMD students with various backgrounds and interests teamed up to create a project proposal from an unlikely source of inspiration for the EPA Campus Rainworks Challenge.
February 22
UMD to Launch Mid-Atlantic Innovation Hub
Through $3.75M in funding from NSF, UMD will launch a regional Innovation Corps hub to find the best entrepreneurial student and faculty researchers and help them bring their discoveries to market.
February 21
Disaster Management Software Meets Sandy Challenge
Professor Louiqa Raschid discusses the disaster management software Sahana Eden, an emerging model for grassroots disaster management that complements resource-challenged government response systems.
February 20
Seed Grant Competition Powers UMD's Future of Information Alliance
The Future of Information Alliance has chosen four UMD teams as initial Seed Grant Competition award winners. Each team receives up to $25,000 and will present their project results on May 6.
February 13
Engaging Future Philanthropic Leaders: An Innovative Model from WRAG and UMD
A blog post by Ginger Elsea, associate director, Arabella Advisors, on the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers's Philanthropy Fellows Program—an innovative partnership with the University of Maryland's Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership that provides WRAG's member organizations with an internship pipeline of students studying philanthropy.
February 12
UMD-Smith Professor Facilitates, Recounts Davos Summit Discussion on Innovation
Among other global leaders invited to the 2013 World Economic Forum themed "resilient dynamism" was University of Maryland business professor Anil Gupta, who participated in the summit's mission to "catalyze and facilitate global, regional and industry transformation."