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Innovation @ UMD

February 2
University of Maryland Debuts Discovery District
Reimagined research park combines dynamic academic spaces, new amenities, and public-private partnerships
February 1
UMD Team Tops for Performance & Operations at SpaceX Hyperloop Competition
UMDLoop won the performance and operations award and placed 5th in pod design and construction
January 25
UMD and VA Maryland Health Care System Collaborate on MS Research
$1.1 million VA Merit Award supports project bringing together engineers, clinicians and immunologists from UMD the VA and the University of Maryland, Baltimore
January 20
Renowned UMD Professor Rita Colwell Named a Fellow in the National Academy of Inventors
Colwell honored for a career of innovation and discovery, including work to understand the bacterium that causes cholera and to reduce incidence of the disease
January 19
UMD Research Empowers Leaner Bus Systems for Schools
Done for the Howard County Public School System, the work is potentially applicable to most school busing systems and began as a project of students in UMD's QUEST Honors Program.
January 12
UMD Engineering Professor Receives Presidential Early Career Award
Michael Rotkowitz Named a Recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
January 9
Five UMD Alums Are Among those Selected for Forbes’ 2017 30 Under 30 List
Alums are named in the Healthcare,  Enterprise Technology, Finance and Social Entrepreneur categories.
December 21
University of Maryland Key Partner in New National Institute for Innovation of Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals
The $250 million dollar investment will advance leadership in pharmaceutical manufacturing
December 19
UMD Researchers Find Ultra-thin Solution to Primary Obstacle in Solid-State Battery Development
Advance could lead to improved battery safety, performance and cost
December 9
Lenzer to Cultivate UMD Innovation-Based Economic Development Efforts
Julie Lenzer to serve as Associate Vice President for Economic Development and Director of UM Ventures – College Park
November 22
UMD Receives $3M NSF Grant to Train Graduate Students in Network Biology
Grant will help life sciences grad students learn physical & computer science tools for transforming massive amounts of raw data into information for new biological insights.
November 18
University of Maryland Continues Rise in Ranking for Innovation & Entrepreneurship Education
UMD earns a #9 ranking from Princeton Review & Entrepreneur Magazine, to place in their top ten for a second consecutive year.
November 10
New UMD Program Recognizes Not All Agricultural Leaders Are Farmers
Program will teach“agricultural leadership and communication” to students passionate about agriculture, but who don’t want to be farmers.
October 21
Fourteen Municipalities Awarded Sustainable Maryland Certified Status for 2016
College Park among 14 municipalities awarded 2016 Sustainable Maryland Certified status
September 30
NSF Awards $3.45M National Innovation Ecosystem Grant to University of Maryland
Program guides scientists to connect their research with areas of scalable impact