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The Home of the Future
October 5

Take a look inside reACT, the UMD team’s entry in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon competition. Beginning October 5, the Solar Decathlon challenges student teams to design and build solar-powered homes. These innovative Terps traveled to Denver to showcase their sustainable, energy-efficient home of the future.

Building Together: An Investment for Maryland
October 4

On October 4, UMD announced a historic investment from the A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation that will transform the University of Maryland. Building Together: An Investment for Maryland will increase college access and affordability, inspire the next generation of engineering leaders and spark innovations that tackle today’s most daunting problems.

Helping Hops
September 14

The University of Maryland’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is collaborating with Flying Dog Brewery on a local hop production initiative. Development of the highest quality ingredients is top priority for these partners as they aim to cultivate and expand the hop farming industry on the east coast, starting with Maryland’s unique climate.

The New Cole Field House Dedication Ceremony
September 8
Greek Life Serves
August 28

Greek Life Serves, a 2016 Do Good Challenge team, flips additional food resources afforded to the fraternity and sorority houses on campus into meals for those in need in the Washington D.C. and surrounding areas. With these donations of time and food, Greek Life Serves continues its goal to address food insecurity and poverty in our community.

World-Class Research | This is Cole Field House
August 18

The new Cole Field house will change the way we approach the science of sport. A joint venture between The University of Maryland, College Park and The University of Maryland, Baltimore has created the Center for Sports Medicine, Health and Human performance – a game changer for research and exploration of the brain and nervous system.

Shooting for the Stars | UMD
July 19

UMD graduate and NASA astronaut Jeanette J. Epps is currently undergoing rigorous training to prepare to join the crew of the International Space Station. Orbiting approximately 250 miles above the Earth’s surface, the ISS is a floating laboratory where Epps and her fellow crewmembers will conduct research and testing for 186 days.

A Purr-Fect Combination | UMD
June 26

When UMD alumna Kanchan Singh visited a cat café in Thailand, she knew she had to bring the concept to Washington, D.C. Together she and her brother Chetan, a fellow Terp, founded Crumbs & Whiskers, where customers can play with adoptable cats while enjoying a cup of coffee. D.C.’s first cat café has placed 291 cats in homes so far, and expanded to a second location in Los Angeles.

Behind the scenes at the Do Good Challenge | UMD
June 5

UMD’s Do Good Challenge calls on students to compete for funding launching social ventures and projects that impact our world. Follow their journey from idea to pitch and presentation.

UMD Innovates | The Window of the Future
May 15

UMD researchers have designed a window that uses solar energy to power devices, allow or block light, and make your home more sustainable. Liquid crystals in the window adjust to allow light to pass through the window, and a thin semiconductor converts solar energy into electricity. By harnessing solar energy, these windows help reduce a building’s carbon footprint.

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