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Bowden, Mary

Bowden, Mary

Keystone Instructor
Visiting Professor
Aerospace Engineering
Keystone
3146 Glenn L. Martin

EDUCATION

  • B.A., Cornell University (Mathematics)
  • M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Aeronautics and Astronautics)
  • Sc.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology ( Aeronautics and Astronautics)

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Space Educator of the Year
  • Western Spaceport Technological & Educational Council
  • Zonta/Amelia Earhart Fellowship
  • Dupont Fellowship

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • University of Maryland representative to the Maryland Space Grant Consortium
  • AIM
  • SWE

Research in space systems and operations, and structural dynamics.

  • David L. Akin and Mary L. Bowden, "A Small Pressurized Rover Concept for Extended Lunar and Mars Exploration" AIAA-2005-6737, Space 2005, Long Beach, California, Aug. 30-Sept. 1, 2005
  • David L. Akin and Mary L. Bowden, "SCOUT: EVA Capabilities of the Space Construction and Orbital Utility Transport" 2004-01-XXXX, 34th International Conference on Environmental Systems, Colorado Springs, CO, July 2004
  • David L. Akin and Mary L. Bowden, "Human-Robot Hybrids for Deep Space EVA: The Space Construction and Orbital Utility Transport Concept" AIAA-2003-6276, AIAA Space 2003 Conference, Long Beach, CA, Sept. 2003 [paper: PDF; 0.5 Mb][presentation: PPT; 4.2 Mb]
  • David L. Akin and Mary L. Bowden, "SCOUT: EVA Capabilities of the Space Construction and Orbital Utility Transport" 2004-01-XXXX, 34th International Conference on Environmental Systems, Colorado Springs, CO, July 2004
  • David L. Akin and Mary L. Bowden, "Human-Robot Hybrids for Deep Space EVA: The Space Construction and Orbital Utility Transport Concept" AIAA-2003-6276, AIAA Space 2003 Conference, Long Beach, CA, Sept. 2003
  • "Deployment Devices," M.L. Bowden, Chapter of Space Vehicle Mechanisms: Elements of Successful Design, edited by Peter L. Conley, ISBN 0-471-12141-x, 1998 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Found in Space

How an 18-year-old student engineering project showed up in a new sci-fi book.

Clark School Team to Compete in NASA's RASC-AL Competition

A team of Clark School students will compete in this year's RASC-AL competition, held June 18-20, 2019.

Fearless Ideas: Open Access

K-12 outreach efforts help the Clark School to both recruit prospective engineering students and cultivate a diverse student population.

UMD RASC-AL Team Wins Big, Akin Recognized with PEACH Award

A team of 19 undergraduate students won first place for the RASC-AL theme category and second place in the overall competition.

Elon Musk Tweets Back

A question and answer session with Quinn Kupec, an undergraduate researcher in Aerospace Engineering, who recently grabbed the attention of Elon Musk.

Students Shine at AIAA Region 1 Student Conference

Twelve students won awards for their papers, and seven were from UMD.

Relive Totality With Clark School Images, Videos

View landscapes and research operations at three locations.

Davidson and Plotkin Selected as 2017-2018 Philip Merrill Presidential Scholars

Two aerospace seniors were selected as 2017-2018 Philip Merrill Presidential Scholars

UMD Takes Second Place in NASA RASC-AL Competition

Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts – Academic Linkages (RASC-AL) Space Design Competition

Up, up and Away, Professor Mary Bowden Launches Student Success through the Balloon Payload Program

Bowden inspires students, recognized with WIA 2016 Aerospace Educator Award.

WIA Recognizes Bowden with Aerospace Educator Award

Women in Aerospace select Professor Mary Bowden for 2016 Aerospace Educator Award

University of Maryland Flies High with Milestone 50th High-Altitude Balloon Launch

University of Maryland Celebrates 50th Launch of the Maryland Space Grant Consortium Balloon Payload Program

UMD Students Win 2015 RASC-AL Competition

Aerospace engineering students design winning concept for a Mars settlement and lunar refueling station.

Five Aerospace Engineering Faculty Promoted to AIAA Associate Fellows

Akin, Bowden, Fourney, Humbert and Kothera promoted to American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Associate Fellows

UMD Students Place Second in 2014 RASC-AL Competition

Aerospace engineering undergrad students place second overall in 2014 RASC-AL competition.

Aerospace Engineering Students Recognized at Annual Honors and Award Ceremony

Nine aerospace engineering students were awarded for their achievements at the 2014 Clark School Honors and Award Ceremony.

Palacio Awarded ABWA Legacy Scholarship

Aerospace undergrad Gladys Palacio receives the 2013 American Business Women’s Association Legacy Scholarship.

UMD Takes Second at 2013 RASC-AL Competition

Undergraduate aerospace design team places second at NASA RASC-AL competition.

ENAE100 has Final Poster Presentations in Kim Building

ENAE100 students presented their final project posters on December 12th

Matthew Rich Named 2012-2013 Philip Merrill Presidential Scholar

Matthew Rich was named one of the 2012-2013 Philip Merrill Presidential Scholars

Two Big Wins for Clark School Teams

Aerospace engineering students win American Helicopter Society, NASA design competitions.

UMCP Balloon Payload Group Breaks Record

UMCP Balloon Payload Group Breaks Altitude Record

Clark School Team Breaks Altitude Record

Students' amateur radio high altitude balloon tops previous record by nearly 3,000 feet.

Aerospace CanSat Team Wins Design Competition

Aerospace CanSat Team Wins First Place in Design Competition

Aerospace Students Win in RASC-AL Competition

Aerospace Students Win in RASC-AL Competition

Project TURTLE Wins NASA Competition

Terrapin Undergraduate Rover for Terrestrial Lunar Exploration awarded first place

University Honors Names Levashov as a Best Paper

Levashov's Hardware Study Named by Honors Program as a Best Paper