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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

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Innovation @ UMD

May 19
UMD, COPT Welcome New Innovation Partners, Announce Speculative Office Building
New 75,000-square-foot building will include flexible floorplans to attract businesses and organizations that focus on research and technology.
May 5
University of Maryland & The Phillips Collection Announce 2016-2017 Postdoctoral Fellows
Fellowships allow recipients to work with The Phillips’s modern and contemporary art collection and the university’s art history and virtual technologies leadership programs.
April 29
UMD Kicks off National Future STEM Leaders Meetings
Meeting will bring together students, faculty and program coordinators for the development of innovative graduate training and education programs.
April 25
UMD to Break Ground on Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Innovation
Vision and plans to be revealed for first-of-its-kind building made possible by Oculus co-founder and CEO’s $31 million gift.
April 22
University of Maryland Team Wins EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge for Second Consecutive Year
UMD landscape architecture students lead in innovative design of green infrastructure on campus. 
April 22
UMD Team Honored for Sustainable Design by American Institute of Architects
The winning design, entitled, “Creativity Sustaining Community,” integrates a proposed corporate headquarters, boosting both the social and environmental capital of the community.
April 8
UMD Invention of the Year Nominees Push Boundaries in Health, Energy and Security
Campus inventors to be honored at Celebration of Innovation and Partnerships.
April 8
University of Maryland Start-Up Wins 11th Annual Cupid's Cup Competition
Entrepreneurship competition founded by UMD alumnus and Under Armour Founder and CEO Kevin Plank recognizes Javazen for leading the world of coffee to a healthier place.
March 31
University of Maryland, State, County & City Officials Celebrate Opening of FlexEl Facility in College Park
FlexEl LLC, a custom battery solutions company, has opened a research, development and manufacturing facility in Prince George’s County, Md. 
March 30
Unique Food Destination Featuring Arts and Innovation Coming to College Park
UMD alumnus Scott Plank to partner with University on an innovative new development concept featuring culinary, performing arts, entertainment and collaborative entrepreneurship.
March 25
Data Analytics Startup FactGem Opens for Business in College Park
FactGem, a next-generation data analytics company, is moving its headquarters to College Park, relocating from its former offices in Ohio.
March 23
UMD Establishes Educational Partnership with Walter Reed Bethesda to Benefit Wounded Warriors
Partnership increases educational opportunities for graduate students across a broad range of UMD colleges and programs.
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.