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Student Team Wins World’s Largest College Rocket Competition

Terps Look Ahead to Higher Altitudes, Broadened Membership Next Year

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Dawn Collins presents at Do Good Challenge

Software-Developing Club, Foundation Combating Hate Violence Take Top Prizes at Do Good Challenge

$20K Competition Celebrates Student Solutions to Societal Issues

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Student Teams Vie for $20,000-plus to ‘Do Good’

Do Good Challenge Asks Students to Put Their Best Philanthropic Foot Forward

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Mildred Diggs presents at Pitch Dingman Competition

Chronic Disease Management App Takes Top Honors at Pitch Dingman

Terps Awarded $300K in Cash and Prizes at Annual Entrepreneurship Competition

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Engineering Prowess to ‘Spare’ at Alumni Cup

Students Roll With Bowling Theme at Annual Rube Goldberg Contest

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An Out-of-This-World Mentor

Adviser for Decades of Space, Robot Competitions Isn’t Powering Down

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Student Startup Helps Older Adults to Connect

Website Launching This Month in Fairfax, Va., Combats Social Isolation

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Rotorcraft Center Students Win International Competition—Again

Graduate Team Takes Top Prize 23rd Time With Design of Vertical-Takeoff Aircraft

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Making Engineering Make ‘Cents’ to Teens

Rising Ninth-Graders Build, Race Carts From Kits Developed by Faculty and Staff and K–12 Teachers

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Tutoring Group Wins Zipcar’s Students With Drive Challenge

Peer to Peer Will Expand Offerings to Include In-Person Teaching, Field Trips, Cultural Exchanges

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‘Gambit’ Pays Off in UMD Team’s Search-and-Rescue Competition Win

Drone Negotiated Indoor Chaos of a Simulated Quake to Bring Aid—and Bring Home $150K Prize

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At Northrop Grumman Day, Students Pitch the Future of Networked Computing

From Next-Gen Security Cameras to Smart Sorters, Hackathon Winners Provide Innovative IoT Solutions

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