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University of Maryland
Clark School of Engineering
A World-Class Program
• Academic Ranking of World Universities Rank:
14th worldwide
• U.S. News & World Report Graduate Rank:
18th nationwide, 9th among publics
• U.S. News & World Report Undergraduate Rank:
23rd nationwide, 12th among publics
• Wall Street Journal Recruiter Rank:
3rd nationwide
• Kiplinger Best Value Rank:
5th nationwide
Location Offers Special
The University of Maryland is at the center of a constellation of federal agencies
& laboratories, the only premier public research university inside the DC beltway
Clark School Grads are
in Demand in the Region
Research Impact
• Annual Clark School research expenditures: $141.2M
• Research expenditures/faculty member: $763K
• FDA supports the Center for Excellence in Regulatory
Science & Innovation (CERSI) to improve the science
behind evaluating new drugs and medical devices
• UMD is the top recipient of NIST research funding
• NSA jointly runs 3 labs with UMD, including the
Laboratory for Telecommunication Sciences (LTS) and
the Laboratory for Physical Sciences (LPS)
• NSF CAREER Awards: 53
• PECASE Awards: 6
• Unique research opportunities for undergraduates
• UMD’s entrepreneurship education programs are
ranked among the best in the nation by Princeton
Review & Entrepreneur Magazine
• Hinman CEOs living-learning honors program helps
students become entrepreneurs
• The Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech)
has had a $25 billion impact on MD economy since
1983, educating tech entrepreneurs and developing
successful technology ventures
• UMD awarded a $3.75M NSF I-Corps Grant in 2013 to
translate research into tech commercialization, foster a
culture of entrepreneurship among faculty & students
UMD Offers Business
Plan Competitions for
Student & Faculty
Education: A Hands-On
Curriculum with Emphasis
on Early Experience
• ENES 100 requires Clark School freshmen teams to
build their own hovercraft
• Clark School’s Keystone Program ensures that
students receive early instruction in fundamental
courses from the best faculty
• The Clark School’s I-Series Course on Materials of
Civilization featured in Chronicle of Higher Education
article, December 2012: "At U. of Maryland, an Effort
to Make Introductory Courses Extraordinary"
Student Competitions
The Clark School has fostered a culture of success:
• Gamera II human-powered helicopter team set a new
world record for 65-second flight
• WaterShed Solar Decathlon Team - 1st Place
• DOE Max Tech & Beyond Design Competition 1st Place
• DOE Hydrogen Student Design Competition - 1st Place
• American Helicopter Society Graduate Student Design
Competition - 1st Place
• Chem-E-Car (mid-Atlantic) - 1st Place
• Windward Global Code Wars - 2nd Place
• Wood Stove Design Challenge - Finalist
UMD Watershed
Solar Decathlon
Team Victory
Team Gamera
The Clark School’s record-setting human-powered helicopter team.
Student/Faculty Profile
• Undergraduate enrollment: 3,691
• Graduate student enrollment: 1,804
• Diversity of Fall 2012 freshmen undergrads:
23% female; 12% under-represented minorities
• Weighted GPA: 4.25
• Average combined SAT: 1386
• Number of faculty: 200
• 100+ faculty members are fellows of engineering
professional societies and 50+ are recipients of
National Science Foundation Early Career Awards.
• Faculty members are key advisors on national policy:
– Secretary of State’s Energy and Climate Partnership
(Gerry Galloway)
– Academy of Science review of DHS, USDA, USACE
(Gregory Baecher)
– Expert Consultant to Congress, FDA, NAS (M. Pecht)
– NAE’s Sole Nominee for President, Spring 2013
(C.D. Mote)
• Engineers Without Borders chapter engages
150 students annually in projects around the world.
Alumni Have Had Major Impact as Inventors,
Entrepreneurs and Corporate Leaders:
•Rob Briskman ‘61 (Sirius Satellite Radio)
•Jeong Kim ‘91 (Bell Labs)
•Brian Hinman ‘82 (Polycom)
•Robert Fischell ‘53 (Angel Medical,
Pacesetter Systems, IsoStent)
•George Laurer ‘51 (UPC Code)
•A. James Clark ‘50 (Clark Enterprises)
Corporate Partnership
Lockheed Martin engaged in multi-year strategic relationship with UMD
and the Clark School around research
Northrop Grumman supports ACES, the first cybersecurity honors
program in the nation at UMD
Canon Life Sciences is engaged in a unique research partnership with
the Clark School around innovative biomedical diagnostics technology
SAIC engages in multi-dimensional partnership with UMD around
research, executive education, and team internships program
Clark School List of
Corporate Partners
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