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Innovation @ UMD

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
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January 19
UMD Research Empowers Leaner Bus Systems for Schools
Created for the Howard County Public School System ub Maryland, the Bus system optimization tool is potentially applicable to most school busing systems
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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October 21
Fourteen Municipalities Awarded Sustainable Maryland Certified Status for 2016
College Park among 14 municipalities awarded 2016 Sustainable Maryland Certified status
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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
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September 30
UMD Researcher Awarded $1.8M to Develop Innovative Methods to Teach Foundational Math Skills
College of Education professor receives $1.8 million federal grant to develop creative methods to teach children a key math concept.
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September 15
President Wallace Loh, President Jay Perman Announce Plans for Maryland Academy for Innovation in National Security
Historic Strategic National Security Partnership between UMCP & UMB Would Support the FBI in Greenbelt, Maryland. 
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September 9
University of Maryland Achieves First Flight of a Solar-Powered, Piloted Helicopter
UMD team successfully lifts helicopter and passenger through the sole use of solar power.
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