Booz Allen Hamilton Sponsors ECE Colloquium Series, Centennial Celebration

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Booz Allen Hamilton has made a gift to the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering to sponsor the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Distinguished Colloquium series.

The Booz Allen Hamilton Distinguished Colloquium Series in Electrical and Computer Engineering will begin with a kick-off event on Friday, Sept. 12, featuring Prof. Roy Yates of Rutgers University's WinLab.

The ECE Department’s Distinguished Colloquium Series is held weekly on Friday afternoons. The purpose of the series is to provide a forum for talks on innovative research and technology by external lecturers from academia, industry, and government, as well as by ECE faculty researchers, who share their research and scholarly studies with their peers.

"This important gift will allow us to bring more distinguished speakers from across the globe to speak here on the College Park campus," said Prof. Patrick O’Shea, Chair of the ECE Department. "We are very grateful to Booz Allen Hamilton for supporting our Colloquium series."

Starting this fall, the series will be renamed the Booz Allen Hamilton Distinguished Colloquium Series in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Booz Allen’s gift included a sponsorship of the ECE Department’s Centennial Celebration, as well as support for a Capstone Design Project. With the gift, Booz Allen Hamilton became a member of the ECE Corporate Affiliates program as well as the Clark School’s Corporate Partners program.

The Colloquium is organized by Prof. Reza Ghodssi, and staff organizers Ted Knight, Jess Molina, and Louise Neu. For more information about the Colloquium series, including a schedule of speakers, please visit the Booz Allen Hamilton Colloquium website, which can be found at

To learn more about ECE Centennial sponsorship opportunities, the ECE Corporate Affiliates program, and how your gift to the ECE Department can make an impact on the Great Expectations campaign, please contact Ted Knight at

Published July 10, 2008