125th Anniversary Symposium & Mpact Challenge Exhibition
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Zupnik Forum (Room 1101) and Leidos Innovation Lab, A. James Clark Hall
The University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering is proud to celebrate its 125th anniversary in 2019 and an enduring tradition of research, learning, and innovation! The College of Engineering joined what was then known as the Maryland Agricultural College in 1894.
Join us as we celebrate 125 years of daring vision and lasting impact.
Symposium: Reception & Keynote
“125 Years of Engineering Excellence: Looking Back and Looking Forward”
Forum (Room 1101), A. James Clark Hall
Distinguished keynote speaker Norman Augustine is a U.S. aerospace businessman with a long and esteemed career as a corporate leader, public servant, educator, and author. In this lecture, he will discuss the many contributions of engineering throughout the past, address the opportunities and challenges of the future, and close with some observations about engineering education.
Augustine served as United States Under Secretary of the Army from 1975 to 1977, held former leadership positions at Martin Marietta Corporation and Lockheed Martin Corporation, and previously served as a Lecturer with the Rank of Professor on the faculty of Princeton University. His many positions of service over his career include Chairman and Principal Officer of the American Red Cross for nine years, Chairman of the Council of the National Academy of Engineering, President and Chairman of the Association of the United States Army, Chairman of the Aerospace Industries Association, and Chairman of the Defense Science Board. He is a former President of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and served as a Regent of the University System of Maryland. He is a member of the American Philosophical Society, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Council on Foreign Relations, and is a Fellow of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Among Augustine’s many honors are the National Medal of Technology, the Joint Chiefs of Staff Distinguished Public Service Award, and the Department of Defense’s highest civilian award, the Distinguished Service Medal, given to him five times. He is co-author of The Defense Revolution and Shakespeare In Charge and author of Augustine’s Laws and Augustine’s Travels. He holds honorary degrees from 35 universities.
125th Anniversary Mpact Challenge Exhibition
“Daring Vision. Lasting Impact.”
Leidos Innovation Lab, A. James Clark Hall
Engineers have the unique capability to innovate and design novel products and solutions that can improve millions of lives. The Clark School places special emphasis on aiming for this ultimate outcome: transforming fearless ideas into new innovations that benefit millions. This is what we call “Mpact.”
Focused on demonstrating our “Mpact” on society, the Mpact Challenge Projects seek to develop solutions to exciting engineering problems or to design and build novel products that have the potential to improve the lives of millions of people. From engineering complex vascularized tissues to building electric bicycles to designing a “smart” bra that can detect cancer, explore the bold innovations from Clark School students and faculty in an open exhibition.
The Mpact Challenge Projects are supported by Building Together: An Investment for Maryland.