THE “I’S” HAVE IT! > Developing a technique to predict wildfires globally. Designing a low-cost fuel cell to generate electricity. Creating a spray foam to halt bleeding. UMD students, faculty and researchers are doing this and much more—embracing challenges, solving problems and changing the world. Our 30 Days of EnTERPreneurship celebrates the university’s FEARLESS IDEAS, INNOVATION and IMPACT with a showcase of special events, lectures and contests:
— THE THIRD ANNUAL—
EVERY FRIDAY / 11 A.M. – 1 P.M.
McKELDIN LIBRARY / VAN MUNCHING HALL ENGINEERING LIBRARY
Students pitch their ideas for a new technology or business to successful entrepreneurs, who offer advice on strategy, testing, funding and more.
MARCH 26 / STAMP STUDENT UNION
A university business competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy awards $100K to the best green technologies.
APRIL 3 / JEONG H. KIM
Michael Chasen, co-founder and CEO of SocialRadar and former CEO and co-founder of Blackboard, offers advice and inspiration.
APRIL 3–5 / COMCAST CENTER
Robots designed and built by high school teams face off in a game that changes every year.
APRIL 4 / CLARICE SMITH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
A business competition founded by Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Plank ’96 honors the nation’s top student startups with $115K in prizes.
APRIL 4–6 / COLE STUDENT
A 36-hour creative coding marathon challenges hundreds of teams from across the country to turn an idea into a product.
APRIL 8 / STAMP STUDENT UNION
Experts talk about progress and challenges on issues such as obesity prevention, health care access, behavioral health and cancer prevention.
APRIL 9 / THE JEONG H. KIM ENGINEERING BUILDING & RITCHIE COLISEUM
A music and ideas festival that brings together successful entrepreneurs and the coolest new startups and the hottest acts in music to inspire the next generation of world changing entrepreneurs.
The new 160,000-square-foot building, with a creative design and high-tech labs, encourages scientific collaboration.
APRIL 24 / JEONG H. KIM ENGINEERING BUILDING
Abdur Chowdhury, co-founder and CEO of Pushd, co-founder of Alta Vista School and former chief scientist of Twitter, shares his experiences and insights.
The university showcases creativity and innovation at its annual open house, packed with more than 450 events and exhibits. Don’t miss the groundbreaking of the Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center, the new, state-of-the-art standard of teaching space for the campus.
APRIL 29 / SAMUEL RIGGS IV
Terps compete to make the greatest social impact
for their favorite cause.
CELEBRATION OF INNOVATION
(formally Invention of the Year Awards)
APRIL 29 / UNIVERSITY HOUSE
UMD honors the most innovative technologies developed by university researchers and students. (Invitation Only)
COMPUTER, MATH AND NATURAL SCIENCES BOARD OF VISITORS SEMINAR
APRIL 30 / PHYSICAL SCIENCE COMPLEX
Physics of Medical Devices by Dr. Robert E. Fischell,
the father of modern medical stents, the rechargeable pacemaker and implantable insulin pumps.
MAY 2 / COMPUTER SCIENCE
A Computer science entrepreneurship showcase and competition for undergraduate and graduate students.