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june 2017 / a newsletter for legislative and business communities
UMD Reflects

The University of Maryland gathers resources, provides updates and takes action in response to the tragedy on our campus.
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Good News for Research
The FY 2017 omnibus appropriations bill was largely a win for research universities; providing sizable funding increases for many research and education programs and holding other programs steady.

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UMD Grad Student Wins Prestigious Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for Innovative Bioengineering
Lisa Tostanoski was selected for her efforts to develop two novel biomaterials-based strategies to combat multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases.

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Highlights
UMD Students Win National Soil Judging Championship: Contestants from 24 universities from seven regions around the country inspected various soil pits and worked to correctly identify, evaluate and describe five soil profiles.

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UMD Campus Innovators, Partners Honored at "Innovate Maryland": More than 300 people gathered to honor the accomplishments of the university's innovation ecosystem.

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UMD Students Win 2nd Place in National EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge: More than 60 student teams from 30 states competed to design an innovative green infrastructure project for their respective campus.

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UMD Ranks First in State for Recycling Efforts: For the past 11 years, UMD has competed in Recyclemania, an annual competition for college and university recycling programs aimed at promoting waste reduction on campuses.

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Research Impact
Gov. Hogan Signs into Law $7.5M Maryland Energy Innovation Institute at UMD: MEI2 is an initiative that will catalyze clean energy research programs at academic institutions in the state and attract and develop private investment in clean energy innovation and commercialization.

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UMD Researchers Create New Method that Enables Creation of Better Therapeutic Antibodies: The research is an important step toward the development of highly effective antibodies to fight cancer and other diseases.

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UMD Researchers Contribute to The Quest to Crystalize Time: Scientific American highlights work by a UMD physicist and his team who used chains of atoms they had constructed for other purposes to make a version of a time crystal.

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TURN IMAGINATION INTO INNOVATION
President Loh | Turn Imagination into Innovation
UMD empowers Terps willing to challenge convention and reach for the impossible.

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UMD Innovates | The Window of the Future
UMD researchers have designed a window that uses solar energy to power devices, allow or block light, and make your home more sustainable.

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