UM’s wood stove creators honored for innovation

By Jenny Hottle, Daily Record Business Writer June 19, 2014 Originally published on thedailyrecord.com. It was 91 degrees in College Park earlier this week, but it felt even hotter in Taylor Myers’ lab. Myers, a University of Maryland fire science doctoral candidate, and alumnus Ryan Fisher are developing a prototype of a wood burning stove. They’ve …

Educators work to shrink STEM job skills gap

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Maryland ranked first for its high STEM job concentration, academic research and development activity.   By Jenny Hottle, Daily Record Business Writer June 13,  2014 Originally published on thedailyrecord.com. Maryland continues to lead the country in technology and entrepreneurship, ranking first for the third year in a row in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s annual …

MPower alliance with UMB results in innovative programs

By Jenny Hottle, senior staff writer Wednesday, April 10, 2013 Originally posted on diamondbackonline.com In hindsight, collaborating with the University of Maryland, Baltimore, made perfect sense to university President Wallace Loh. When engineers at this university learned of a Baltimore neurosurgeon’s struggle to operate on sensitive parts of the brain, they designed a tiny robot …

Group helps high schoolers plan debts, cost of life goals

By Jenny Hottle, senior staff writerWednesday, April 3, 2013 Originally published on diamondbackonline.com The day before spring break, when many students from this university were making last-minute vacation plans or anticipating the week off, one group was playing M.A.S.H. in a local high school classroom. In the game, which supposedly predicts one’s future, students wrote …