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Hance, S. Renee

Hance, S. Renee

HR and Business Services Coordinator
Aerospace Engineering
3179 Glenn L. Martin Hall Bldg #088

Maryland Engineers Graham, Nau, Zhao elected Fellows of AAAS

Three Clark School professors have been newly chosen as 2022 Fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals.

Chopra to Receive Prestigious AIAA Walter J. and Angeline H. Crichlow Trust Prize

Awarded only every four years, prize recognizes excellence in aerospace materials, structural design, structural analysis, or structural dynamics.

Giving Students "Space" for Galactic Discovery, and a Launch into Research

Among the precious cargo launching to the ISS aboard SpaceX CRS-26 is an experiment designed by UMD students.

NAWCAD-UMD Seed Grant Review and Discussion strengthens collaboration commitment

The event emphasized research, advanced education, and outreach collaborations for the region, the state of Maryland and the nation.

Maryland Engineering ranks #11 among public colleges in the U.S.

The University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering ranks #11 among the country’s public universities in U.S. News & World Report 2022-23 Best Colleges rankings, rising one spot from #12 in 2022.

New Microsoft/Maryland Robotics Center partnership to enhance diversity and innovation

Microsoft Robotics and Diversity Initiative will support Ph.D. fellowships, seminars, student diversity groups and more.

First Webb Space Telescope images are here

Clark School alums helped 'unfold the universe' through their work on Webb

Maryland Engineering Graduate Programs: Top 10 Public, Four Years in a Row

Maryland Engineering earns a top spot in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings among over 200 colleges.

Celebrating Women in Aerospace Engineering: Anya Jones

When her science fair plants died, Anya Jones sought out alternatives—and discovered fluid dynamics.

Celebrating Women in Aerospace Engineering: Elizabeth Ward

As an undergraduate, Ward was fascinated by the V22-Osprey aircraft—in her words, “the coolest piece of engineering I have ever seen.” Today she works for the V-22 program.

Past and Present: Ronney Miller

The former UMD Test Site pilot is now a SAIC contractor supporting the FAA as a UAS analyst.

Celebrating Black Aerospace Engineers: Chris Huie-Spence (‘11)

A member of Virgin Galactic’s leadership team, Huie-Spence is shaping the future through his work in designing spacecraft.

MRC and MAGE Earn ARM Institute Endorsement

Organizations that earn the ARM Institute’s Endorsement pass a rigorous assessment process by proving that they provide students the skills needed for a career in manufacturing working with robotics.

Wereley Elected Royal Aeronautical Society Fellow

RAeS recognizes Wereley for contributions to the advancement of adaptive structures and materials for aerospace applications.

Extending Quadcopter Flight Time—By Adding Wings

UMD grad student’s VTOL/biplane combo draws interest.

Newly-Opened SMART Building to Spur Autonomy Research

Maryland engineering will benefit from state-of-the-art labs and facilities at USMSM.

USMSM Debuts SMART Innovation Center

New, $86 million facility to expand educational opportunities, autonomous vehicles research.

Incentive Awards Program, Engineering Lab Building Named for Mote

Former UMD president recognized for contributions to field, expanding education access

Service and Grit

From U.S. Marine to aerospace engineer to U.S. Naval Officer, alumnus David Mayo (Ph.D. '14) continues commitment to service.

Richeson Family Establishes Glen W. Richeson, Jr. Maryland Promise Scholarship

Scholarship to support future aerospace engineers honors a father’s legacy and support.

NASA’s ASRS an Effective Tool for Improving Unmanned Aviation Safety

Utilized for decades in the world of manned aviation, the voluntary reporting system is a boon for unmanned aviation as well.

Maryland Engineering ranked #12 public undergraduate program in the country

For the third consecutive year, the Clark School's rises in U.S. News & World Report ranking.

Georgia Tech Professor, Researcher Named Dean of Clark School

Mechanical engineering leader Samuel Graham, Jr. to take helm October 1.

Six UMD Students Win VFS Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarships

Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarships recognize the world’s most talented engineering students interested in vertical flight.

Maryland Graduate Engineering Ranked #10 Public in the Nation

From extreme batteries to windows made from wood, Clark School’s trendsetting work ranks it among the country’s Top 10 public engineering schools for the 3rd consecutive year.

The Lasting Legacy of George Dieter, 1928-2020

The Clark School community mourns the loss of George E. Dieter, who served as dean of engineering at the University of Maryland from 1977-94.

UMD Team Honored for First Organ Transplant by Drone

History-making flight wins Golden Hour Award from Helicopter Association International.

Unlocking the Mysteries of Fire ... in Space

A University of Maryland engineer's work aboard the International Space Station could lead to cleaner engines and power plants, and safer living conditions in space.

Making Success, and Giving, Seem Natural

More than 20 years after finishing his Ph.D. in aerospace engineering at Maryland, Chris Jones is still giving back.

Three Clark School Professors Receive Competitive DURIP Grants

DURIP supports university research in technical areas of interest to the Department of Defense (DoD).

Honoring a Legend: Remember Former Dean George Dieter

It's with a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of George Dieter, professor emeritus of mechanical engineering, Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering, and dean of the A. James Clark School of Engineering from 1977–94.

MRC Faculty and Researchers to Present 16 Papers at International Robotics Conference - IROS 2020

International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems - From 25 October 2020 until 29 November 2020

Clark School Undergraduate Programs Move Up in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

The Clark School moved up three spots, to No. 22 from 25 nationally, among undergraduate engineering programs in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Colleges report released today. The Clark School ranks as No. 12 among public institutions.

Two University of Maryland Teams Selected for 2021 NASA M2M X-Hab Challenge

Competition challenges students to develop some of the next generation technologies to enhance NASA’s Moon to Mars space exploration missions.

Congratulations to Aerospace Engineering’s 2020 Honors and Award Recipients

2020 graduates recognized for their outstanding, service, and leadership.

2020 Undergraduate Honors and Awards

Sixty-eight undergraduate students from the A. James Clark School of Engineering were recognized with 2020 Annual Engineering Honors and Awards.

Congratulations to the 2020 Aerospace Engineering Honors Class

Students complete final presentations to earn “Honors Citation.”

Protection Collections Abound for Local Health Care Workers

Campus units donate masks, gloves, and other much-needed supplies.

Taking Flight

The undergraduate and graduate teams both won the Vertical Flight Society student competition.

Five Years of Fearless Flight

The UMD UAS Test Site marks two milestones this summer: five years since its launch, and the 1,000th sortie flown.

Clark School student teams sweep MAV competition

FIRE freshmen, AE undergrads and MEng Robotics students take first place in both categories at VFS Micro Air Vehicle Student Challenge.

2019 Dean's Doctoral and Master's Student Research Awards

Created by Clark School Dean Darryll Pines, the competition recognize distinguished graduate student researchers in order to help propel their careers and demonstrate the value of high-quality engineering research.

Fearless Ideas: An Exploratory Outlook

With a gift in 2007 to the Clark School, Pedro Wasmer is inspiring today's engineers.

Nationwide Urban Flooding Disrupts Local Economies, Public Safety, and Housing Equity

Joint UMD, TAMU study affirms urban flooding is a growing threat across the U.S.

Rethinking Orbital Debris: More Space for Industry

CODER workshop features 10 keynotes and seven panel sessions, brings together industry, government, and academia.

Glodon Software Gift to Support Advancements in Smart Construction

The gift will establishes the Glodon Software Research Fellowship and expands research expenditures.

Application window open: AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows

This highly competitive program strengthens the connections between scientists and journalists by placing advanced undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate level scientists, engineers, and mathematicians at media organizations nationwide.

Students Earn Second Place for ExoHand Design 

Rappaport and Tanner win scholarships in Northrop Grumman 3D Printing Design Challenge

UMD Transportation Experts Awarded $1 Million DOE Grant to Reduce Transportation Energy Use and Emissions

Led by CATT Lab, the project could shape how agencies operate and design the transportation network.

Pines Receives UMD President's Medal

The President's Medal is the highest honor the university community can bestow.

Davis to Serve as Faculty Mentor for NSF-Funded Global STEWARDS Program

The program will recruit and train more than 60 doctoral students. 

Glenn L. Martin Wind Tunnel Featured in the News

Reporters from national and regional television networks experienced hurricane-force winds firsthand.

Remembering Marilyn Berman Pollans

The Clark School mourns the recent loss of its leader and trailblazer, Marilyn Berman Pollans, on June 17.

Pilot’s Perspective: Six Tips for Flying in All Weather Conditions

Read these before your reach for that controller.

Study validates face recognition experts, but shows humans perform best with an AI partner

New research combines computer vision research, forensic science, and psychology.

Empowering Experience and Innovation

Working together, the University of Maryland and IBM encourage students and faculty to think big and leverage technology.

UMD Startup North American Wave Engine Corp. Receives Investment from USM Venture Capital Fund

University System of Maryland Momentum Fund makes $1.45 million investment in UMD-born aerospace startup company.

Clark School Researchers Recognized for Exceptional Inventions

Among the nine 2017 Invention of the Year award nominees, six are led by or include Clark School researchers.

UMD’s Woehl Research Group Wins Grant to Explore Stability of Nanocomposites

Study will be in Collaboration with Baltimore-Based Pixelligent Technologies.

University of Maryland School of Engineering Announces Unprecedented Investment from A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation

Building Together: An Investment for Maryland Will Transform UMD Through $219,486,000 Gift

UMD Students Place at AIAA Student Conference

Aerospace Engineering Students take top spots in undergraduate categories.

Four Aerospace Students Receive Society of Satellite Professionals International Scholarships

Frizzell, Kaptui Sipowa, McCullum and Shannon receive awards to support research efforts.

Petro Named MWC/ARCS Scholar

Aerospace engineering Ph.D. student Elaine Petro selected for 2017-2018 MWC/ARCS award.

UMD Students Take Top Prize in National Deloitte Case Competition

A UMD team won first place in the national Deloitte Consulting Undergraduate Case Study Competition.

Alumni Frontin and Stebbins Awarded NASA Fellowships

Two B.S. 2014 UMD aerospace engineering alums, Cory Frontin and Spencer Stebbins, receive NASA fellowships.

Synchronized swimming: How startled fish shoals effectively evade danger

Understanding response dynamics of startled fish reveals how orientation within the group effects escape chances, may offer insights into emergency response planning.

University of Maryland Center for Orbital Debris Education and Research Announces Keynotes & Event Sponsor OrionAST

OrionAST sponsors second workshop to connect academia, industry and government to address critical issues in orbital debris policy, management and mitigation. 

Communicating Across Unmanned Aircraft Systems in a Disaster

UMD Tests Communications Systems in Real Time with First Responders

UMD Donates Helicopter, Loans Wind Tunnel to College Park Aviation Museum

Museum to use donations for educational programs to inspire and teach the next generation.

University of Maryland Wind Tunnel Media Day, July 8

University of Maryland offers reporters the chance to experience hurricane-force winds firsthand.

Olusola-Ajayi to Deliver Student Speech for Clark School Spring Commencement

Aerospace Engineering senior Oyinkansola Elizabeth Olusola-Ajayi student speaker for the Clark School of Engineering's Spring 2016 Commencement Ceremony.

Four UMD Students Named 2016 Goldwater Scholars

UMD is one of five institutions with all four nominees named scholars

Forum Highlights Inclusion in Engineering

The Clark School hosted A Day of Inclusive Excellence in late March 2016.

UMD has Largest University Showing at 2016 ARPA-E Summit

UMD researchers showcase transformative energy research at ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

UMD Students Head to SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition Design Weekend

UMD led team aims to build cutting edge prototype for the next generation of transportation.

Mote Named Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering

Professor and Former UMD President C. D. Mote Jr. Named Member of CAE.

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

Bauchau Named First Igor Sikorsky Distinguished Professor in Rotorcraft

The University of Maryland welcomes Dr. Olivier Bauchau as the first Igor Sikorsky Distinguished Professor in Rotorcraft.

Fourney Receives SEM 2016 C.E. (Chuck) Taylor Award

Keystone Professor William Fourney Receives SEM C.E. (Chuck) Taylor Award.

University of Maryland Wind Tunnel Media Day

University of Maryland offers reporters chance to experience first-hand what hurricane winds really feel like.

Carter and DeCicco Receive NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships

Graduate students Dylan Carter and Anthony DeCicco awarded NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships.

2015 Dean's Student Research Awards

Winners of the 2015 Dean's Student Research Awards have been announced.

Spooner Wins 2015 Winston Family Best Honors Thesis Award

Aerospace Engineering senior Hannah Spooner wins in 2015 Winston Family Best Honors Student Paper Awards.

UMD Students Excel at AAIA Region 1 Student Paper Conference

Aerospace engineering students sweep undergrad category at AAIA Region 1 Student Paper Conference.

Pines Recognized with Maryland Speaker's Medallion

Annual award recognizes outstanding service to the state.

University of Maryland Breaks Ground for A. James Clark Hall

New building to serve as hub for human health innovation in the state of Maryland

UMD Celebrates Opening of UAS Test Site in Southern Maryland

Ribbon cutting ceremony brings together leaders in government, industry, and academia.

Sikorsky and United Technologies Pledge $1 Million to UMD’s Clark School of Engineering

Endowment to support Igor Sikorsky Distinguished Professorship in Rotorcraft in the Department of Aerospace Engineering

Clark School Launches New LinkedIn Page and Clark Store

New initiatives offer ways to expand networks and show off Terp pride

UMD Alumni Hatch Sub-$300 Consumer 3D Printer, Raise $3.3 Million on Kickstarter

Alumni-founded company races past $50,000 goal in 11 minutes, hits $1 million in 25 hours.

Clark School Highly Ranked By Best Value Schools

Engineering program ranked 18th for return on investment

The Science, Technology and Society Program Build More than Just Robots

The STS Robotics Service Learning Program Works with Five K-12 Schools

Wereley Elected SPIE Fellow

Department of Aerospace Engineering Chair Dr. Norman Wereley elected International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) Fellow.

UMD Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program Wins National Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education

EIP takes first place in the Outstanding Specialty Entrepreneurship Program category.

Five Aerospace Engineering Students Win Honors at AIAA Conference

Student researchers won top spots in the both the graduate paper and space robotics categories.

Aerospace Alumnus Honored at UMD Annual Alumni Gala

Aerospace Engineering alumnus Kevin M. Schoonover receives Outstanding Young Alumnus Award.

Alumnus Krill to Be Honored for Revolutionary Naval Fleet Network Technology

Electrical engineering graduate Jerry Krill’s Cooperative Engagement Capability allowed Navy battle groups to act as one.

UMD and Northrop Grumman Launch ACES, Nation's First Cybersecurity Honors Program

ACES program is result of partnership with Northrop Grumman.

Maryland's EWB Team Spends July in Addis Alem, Ethiopia

Engineers Without Borders group helps town with stormwater and sanitation.

Flatau is PI for NSF grant on rare-earth-free auxetic and magnetostrictive materials

Research will further performance capabilities of costly single-crystal alloys in low-cost polycrystalline alloys.

REU in Miniature Robotics holds final project symposium

Nine projects range from wings for MAVs to vision sensors for small robots to small grasping hands.

Fourney Selected to Receive 2014 Frocht Award

Associate dean and Keystone professor to be honored with Society for Experimental Mechanics award.

Visitation Day in UMD Wind Tunnel, June 18

The university provides members of the media access to the Glenn L. Martin Wind Tunnel just once a year!

UMD's Mote Elected NAE President

Former President and Clark School Professor Named President of National Academy of Engineering.

Clark School Faculty Recognized at UMD Invention of the Year Awards

26th annual awards ceremony honors most promising campus inventions.

U-Md. Morpheus Lab Establishes Alexander Brown Center for Adaptive Technology

The New Center Memorializes Alexander Brown in its Efforts to Innovate

Aero Faculty Build Partnership with JPL

NASA's JPL and U-Md. Aerospace Seek Stronger Partnership

Clark School Hosts 2013 STEM Expo on April 6

Event will feature NASA astronaut and UMD alumna Jeanette Epps.

Yu receives AIAA Sustained Service Award

Yu was recognized for sustained, significant service and contributions to the AIAA.

UMD, Lockheed Martin Sign Master Research Agreement

Agreement supports an agenda of broader and closer research partnerships between the two institutions.

Congratulations to RASC-AL Competition Award Winners

Aerospace undergraduates won 2nd place at the 2012 RASC-AL design competition.

Krombach Awarded 2012 John Anderson Scholarship

Aerospace junior Leah Krombach won the $1,000 John Anderson Scholarship.

Who's Best in 2012? Aerospace Wins Alumni Cup

Students demonstrate design skills, hard work, sense of humor and school spirit in inaugural competition.

Jones, Zhou Win Air Force Research Awards

Anya Jones (aerospace engineering) recognized for wing research. Alumna Enlu Zhou also receives an award.

Former President Mote Receives Highest ASME Honor, Delivers Keynote at ASME Vibration and Noise Conference

USM Regents Professor recognized for creating a comprehensive theory of the dynamics of flexible moving structures.

Gamera Team Blows Away Its Own Record

Human-powered helicopter team completes second step toward Sikorsky Prize with 12.4-second flight.

The Department of Aerospace Engineering Presents its Second Sikorsky Colloquium Event

Adventures in Aftermarket Engineering Talk to be Delivered by Aero PhD Alum

Aero Students Sweep Competition at AIAA Conference

Aero Students Sweep Competition at AIAA Conference

Leishman, Schaler Named Goldwater Scholars

Aerospace, mechanical engineering students receive premier award for undergraduates.

Film Cooling Recognized by Vid-Terp 2009

Film Cooling Research Group wins 2nd Place in campus-wide competition

AE Students Sweep Composite Wing Competition at SAMPE '09

Two individual and two AE student project teams place in the top six.

AOE Celebrates 25 Years of Engineering Sisterhood

Sorority strives to promote the advancement of female engineers.

New Series Emphasizes Engineering Education

Inaugural seminar Oct. 7 by Norman Fortenberry.

Aerospace Students honored as 2008 Distinguished Teaching Assistants

Three Aerospace Students recognized as outstanding graduate teaching assistants

Robotics Course Drives Students to Succeed

Class captures real-world challenges with open-ended problems, team-based collaboration.

Brandon Bush Earns 2008-2009 Flagship Fellowship

Aerospace engineering student Brandon Bush wins the 2008-2009 Flagship Fellowship Award.

Army CTA MAST Center on "Microsystem Mechanics" is awarded

AE and Clark School is awarded Army CTA MAST Center on "Microsystem Mechanics"

Engineers Without Borders Installs Solar Systems in Burkina Faso

Sustainable power sources help illuminate community in developing African country.

Krizek Comments Now Available

Read Innovation Hall of Fame member's remarks on unique character of engineers.

$11 Million for Hubbard "Sky Walker" UAV

DARPA to fund James Hubbard's unmanned aeronautical vehicle (UAV).

Alumnus Wins Marshall-Tan Vertical Flight Award

Andy Bernhard (PhD '00, MS '95) cited for advancing vehicle health and usage monitoring systems.