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Innovation @ UMD

September 15
UMD Innovations in Virtual Reality Boosted by New NSF Grant
UMD development of virtual and augmented reality technologies just got a big boost through a $600,000 research grant from the National Science Foundation.
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September 12
Brendan Iribe, Oculus CEO, Gives $31M for New UMD Computer Science Building
The University of Maryland announced today a gift of $31 million from Oculus co-founder and CEO and UMD alumnus Brendan Iribe – the largest gift in the university's history.
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August 12
UMD's New PALS Program to Launch 28 Courses for Inaugural Year
The University of Maryland's new Partnership for Action Learning will debut 28 courses geared toward galvanizing sustainable growth in Frederick, Maryland for the 2014-15 academic year.
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July 17
UMD Center Receives $3+ Million from NIH to Bolster National Drug Surveillance System
Data from new system will inform rapid and effective public health responses.
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July 17
Bird Watching in the 21st Century
Birdsnap—a new app developed with the help of a UMD computer scientist—can identify birds from photos, using methods borrowed from facial recognition software.
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June 23
Redox, UMD, Microsoft, Trans-Tech to Develop Transformational Natural Gas Fuel Cells Through $5 Million in ARPA-E Funding
Redox Power Systems LLC, UMD, Microsoft Corporation & Trans-Tech Inc. to develop transformational fuel cells officials jointly announce today. 
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June 17
UMD Participates in National Student Achievement Measure Project
Initiative Offers Comprehensive Student Progress and Graduation Rate Data
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June 13
UMD, Partners Launch HealthTech 'Innovation Sandbox'
CHIDS at UMD's Robert H. Smith School of Business is partnering with kloudtrak and Cisco Systems to help health care companies test how certain technologies could affect their mission outcomes and IT budgets.
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June 11
UMD Welcomes Johns Hopkins to DC Innovation Corps
UMD, along with GW and Virginia Tech, have added the Johns Hopkins University to the National Science Foundation's Innovation Corps regional collaboration called DC I-Corps.
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June 5
Researchers Develop Affordable Battery Alternative
Researchers have discovered a new process designed to make sodium-ion batteries an effective alternative to lithium-ion.
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May 16
Terp Makes Dell's List of Youth Innovation Advisors
Recognition from one of the world's largest computer technology corporations has allowed University of Maryland sophomore individual studies major Erik Martin to add one more headline to his list of esteemed accomplishments.
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May 14
UMD Undergrads Impress IBM, Industry Pros
This spring, IBM challenged University of Maryland undergraduates to develop ideas for implementing its recent customer service innovation, the Watson Engagement Advisor.
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May 9
UMD's WaterShed Grows Roots at Pepco's Rockville Facility
Officials celebrated the opening of the Pepco WaterShed Sustainability Center, a "living classroom" dedicated to the education and research of sustainable energies.
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May 8
Two UMD Students Named University Innovation Fellows
Two University of Maryland students have been named University Innovation Fellows by the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation.
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May 2
University of Maryland Students Host TEDxUMD
A group of University of Maryland students have joined together to host the first ever TEDxUMD.
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