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Shooting for the Stars | UMD
July 19

UMD graduate and NASA astronaut Jeanette J. Epps is currently undergoing rigorous training to prepare to join the crew of the International Space Station. Orbiting approximately 250 miles above the Earth’s surface, the ISS is a floating laboratory where Epps and her fellow crewmembers will conduct research and testing for 186 days.

A Purr-Fect Combination | UMD
June 26

When UMD alumna Kanchan Singh visited a cat café in Thailand, she knew she had to bring the concept to Washington, D.C. Together she and her brother Chetan, a fellow Terp, founded Crumbs & Whiskers, where customers can play with adoptable cats while enjoying a cup of coffee. D.C.’s first cat café has placed 291 cats in homes so far, and expanded to a second location in Los Angeles.

Behind the scenes at the Do Good Challenge | UMD
June 5

UMD’s Do Good Challenge calls on students to compete for funding launching social ventures and projects that impact our world. Follow their journey from idea to pitch and presentation.

UMD Innovates | The Window of the Future
May 15

UMD researchers have designed a window that uses solar energy to power devices, allow or block light, and make your home more sustainable. Liquid crystals in the window adjust to allow light to pass through the window, and a thin semiconductor converts solar energy into electricity. By harnessing solar energy, these windows help reduce a building’s carbon footprint.

A New Level of Learning and Teaching
May 12

On Thursday, May 11, 2017, the University of Maryland dedicates the new Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center. Named for Baltimore-based developer, philanthropist and 1961 alumnus, Edward St. John, founder and chairman of St. John Properties, the 187,000-square- foot space, which includes 12 classrooms and nine teaching labs with a total of 1,500 seats, will elevate the culture of collaborative learning on campus.

Famous Sculpture Finds New Home at UMD
May 10

As UMD prepares to dedicate the new Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center, we welcome to campus The Phillips Collection's sculpture "The Elephant" by Karel Appel. The famous sculpture has been installed in the new building as part of the collaboration between The Phillips Collection and the University of Maryland.

UMD Innovates | Meet RoCo
May 4

The Force is strong with this one! RoCo, or the Roving Comforter, is the future of heating and cooling. Instead of changing the temperature of an entire building, this robot adjusts the air around an individual, cutting up to 20% in energy costs. Designed by UMD engineers, RoCo offers a more sustainable and cost-effective solution to temperature regulation.

President Loh: Turn Imagination into Innovation
May 1

Every day–across the campus–faculty, students, and staff display the imagination and inspiration that drive learning, research, creative expression, innovation, and entrepreneurial verve.

Good Neighbor Day
April 11

Good Neighbor Day 2017 brought together more than 700 volunteers in a day of service giving back to the College Park community. UMD students, faculty, staff and community members worked together to plant trees, remove invasive species and beautify shared spaces.

MPowering the State: Maryland Strategic Partnership
April 9

A catalyst for innovation, the MPower partnership between University of Maryland, College Park and University of Maryland, Baltimore sparks interdisciplinary research, driving groundbreaking discoveries and economic impact in the state of Maryland.