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Innovation @ UMD

January 9
Arming the Immune System to Fight Cancer
UMD assistant professor Christopher M. Jewell has been awarded a three-year, $375,000 research grant to support the pre-clinical development of a cancer vaccine technology.
December 23
$100,000 Awarded to Seed Grant Competition Winners
The Future of Information Alliance has chosen six University of Maryland teams as award winners in the second annual FIA-Deutsch Foundation Seed Grant Competition.
December 19
Finalists Named in $75K Social Innovation Challenge
The University of Maryland and broadcaster Tavis Smiley have announced seven finalists for the $75,000 TS/UM Social Innovation Challenge.
December 6
UMD Announces Inaugural Foxworth Initiative Recipients
The University of Maryland College of Arts and Humanities has announced the inaugural recipients of the Foxworth Creative Enterprise Initiative grants.
December 5
New, All-Digital American Journalism Review Launches
The American Journalism Review is back in an all-digital format. Published by UMD's Philip Merrill College of Journalism, the new student-driven AJR focuses on media innovation and entrepreneurship.
November 22
UMD Celebrates Year of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
In the spirit of National Entrepreneurs' Day and Global Entrepreneurship Week, the University of Maryland is celebrating its great successes in innovation and entrepreneurship over the past year.
November 14
UMD Launches Hub for Innovative Teaching and Learning Strategies
The University of Maryland is creating a hub for supporting innovative, technology-enhanced education on campus with the launch of the new Teaching and Learning Transformation Center.
November 11
UMD Team Wins Affordable Care Act Codeathon
An interdisciplinary team from UMD won first place in the 2013 American Public Health Association's (APHA) Codeathon, aimed at helping to implement the Affordable Care Act.
November 11
UMD Students Get Taste of Developing Fearless Ideas
Students at UMD are getting a taste of what it takes to develop fearless ideas during a series of two-week, mini design thinking courses.
November 7
UMD Student Earns National Innovation Fellowship
A UMD Master of Architecture candidate has been honored as the first-ever UMD student to receive a University Innovation Fellowship by the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation.
November 7
UMD Competition Empowers Entrepreneurs of the Future
The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, in partnership with Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Plank, has officially launched the 2014 Cupid's Cup Business Competition.
October 25
UMD Students Win Major League Hacking Championship
A group of University of Maryland students--the "Terrapin Hackers"--have won the inaugural U.S. Major League Hacking (MLH) Championship.
October 23
UMD Honors Alum for Revolutionary Naval Technology
The man behind a revolutionary network technology designed to aid in U.S. Navy fleet defense is the latest UMD innovator to be inducted into the Clark School of Engineering's Innovation Hall of Fame.
October 14
Robo Raven III Harnesses Solar Power
UMD engineering professors and students in the Maryland Robotics Center have developed and demonstrated a new version of the Robo Raven micro air vehicle that incorporates solar panels in its wings.
October 11
New Director to Grow Regulatory Science Initiative
UMD appoints Dr. Lex Schultheis as director of the new Regulatory Science and Innovation Initiative. Dr. Schultheis will partner with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to grow the new program.