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Innovation @ UMD

March 13
Student Innovators to Converge at UMD for Bitcamp
University of Maryland students will host Bitcamp, the university's first Major League Hackathon, April 4−6, 2014 in Cole Field House on the university's College Park, Md., campus.
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March 5
Lockheed Martin, UMD Partner on Quantum Computing
Lockheed Martin and UMD are partnering to develop an integrated quantum computing platform that has the potential to enhance fields ranging from drug discovery and communications to logistics.
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February 20
Using the Power of Social Media to Enhance Product Innovation
Researchers at UMD have developed a framework for companies to track and incorporate social media influence into product innovation.
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February 19
UMD's CoolCAD Kickstarts Its Keychain Computer-Lock
CoolCAD Electronics LLC, a UMD-based electronics design company, just launched a 30-day campaign with the popular crowd-funding site Kickstarter for its new GateKeeper Chain security product.
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February 1
UMD Alumnus Company Squarespace to Run Inaugural Big Game Ad
UMD alumnus' company Squarespace marks a milestone with its first Super Bowl advertisement.
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January 31
Winners of $75K Social Innovation Challenge Named
The University of Maryland and Broadcaster Tavis Smiley have announced the winners of the $75,000 TS/UM Social Innovation Challenge.
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January 24
UMD Artist Resurrects Spirit of Beloved Chapel Oak
A noted UMD sculptor created a 10-foot-tall wooden “vessel” that memorializes a beloved white oak tree that stood in front of the university’s Memorial Chapel for close to 75 years.
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January 23
UMD Entrepreneurship Program Honored for Excellence
UMD's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program has been named the first-place winner for an Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education award.
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January 21
UMD at the Forefront of Next Chapter in MOOCs
UMD is taking a pioneering role in expanding students' learning experiences with MOOCs beyond just one course, now offering “specializations.”
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January 10
UMD Project Helps D.C. Students Build "Sci-Dentities"
UMD researchers are encouraging inner-city students in D.C. to create superhero identities, write science fiction-inspired stories, and make videos and graphic novels, all incorporating STEM.
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January 9
Arming the Immune System to Fight Cancer
UMD assistant professor Christopher M. Jewell has been awarded a three-year, $375,000 research grant to support the pre-clinical development of a cancer vaccine technology.
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December 23
$100,000 Awarded to Seed Grant Competition Winners
The Future of Information Alliance has chosen six University of Maryland teams as award winners in the second annual FIA-Deutsch Foundation Seed Grant Competition.
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December 19
Finalists Named in $75K Social Innovation Challenge
The University of Maryland and broadcaster Tavis Smiley have announced seven finalists for the $75,000 TS/UM Social Innovation Challenge.
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December 6
UMD Announces Inaugural Foxworth Initiative Recipients
The University of Maryland College of Arts and Humanities has announced the inaugural recipients of the Foxworth Creative Enterprise Initiative grants.
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December 5
New, All-Digital American Journalism Review Launches
The American Journalism Review is back in an all-digital format. Published by UMD's Philip Merrill College of Journalism, the new student-driven AJR focuses on media innovation and entrepreneurship.
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