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Innovation @ UMD

March 22
UMD School of Public Health Receives $10M to Lead USDA Center of Excellence for Sustainable Water Reuse, Food & Health
A multidisciplinary team, led by the School of Public Health, is dedicating itself to developing innovative, safe and sustainable ways to irrigate food crops in variable climates.
February 3
UMD Scientists Turn Leaves into Batteries
Researchers used a carbonized oak leaf pumped full of sodium as a demonstration battery’s negative terminal, according to a paper published in ACS Applied Materials Interfaces. 
February 1
UMD-led Team Advances in SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition
Team of students will test prototype design of a new form of transportation in which passenger-carrying pods travel through above-ground tubes at high speeds.  
January 21
$3 Million NSF Grant Advances Graduate Training Model in Language Science at UMD
Language scientists join forces to develop training model to equip future leaders with skills for careers in STEM, academia, communications and policy.
December 23
UMD Professor of Practice & Alumnus Robert E. Fischell to Receive National Medal of Technology and Innovation
Fischell to receive the nation's highest honor for technological achievement bestowed by the President of the United States.  
November 24
UMD Bioscience Day Brings Together Researchers, Venture Capitalists & Entrepreneurs
Event offered researchers the opportunity to present their innovations and explain why they matter to the world.
November 19
New "UMD Guardian" Mobile App Promotes Campus Safety
The app enhances safety on campus through real-time, interactive features that create a virtual safety network of friends, family and UMPD.
November 17
UMD Honored at 2015 Innovation & Economic Prosperity University Awards
UMD recognized for exemplary initiatives in promoting economic development by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. 
November 10
UMD Ranked Among Nation's Elite in Innovation & Entrepreneurship
UMD ascends to Top 10 in Princeton Review & Entrepreneur Magazine rankings.
November 2
UMD to Partner in Effort to Build Big Data Solutions for Regional Challenges
UMD will participate in a new effort to develop a Big Data Regional Innovation Hub serving Maryland, 15 other southern states and the District of Columbia. 
November 2
Two UMD Students Selected as National University Innovation Fellows to Engage the Campus in I&E
With eight total University Innovation Fellows (UIFs), UMD accounts for almost one in five of all UIFs in the country.
October 29
College Park Bolstered by Arrival of Enterprise Data Startup Immuta
As tech hub grows, new partner aims to leverage University of Maryland research and talent.
October 15
UMD Named a Finalist for a 2015 Innovation & Economic Prosperity University Award
UMD honored for exemplary initiatives in education and workforce development by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.
October 5
The Phillips Collection and University of Maryland Form Dynamic Partnership to Transform Scholarship and Innovation in the Arts
Collaboration includes new curriculum, experimental and community-focused education programs, naming of The University of Maryland Center for Art and Knowledge at The Phillips Collection, and a new Phillips Collection gallery and open storage facility in College Park.
August 10
UMD National Transportation Center Awarded $4.5 Million Department of Energy Grant
NTC@Maryland to develop technology to deliver personalized, real-time travel information to users and incentivize energy-efficient travel.