Mtech's Mission

    The mission of the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech), a unit of the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, is to:

    • Educate the next generation of technology entrepreneurs;
    • Create successful technology ventures; and
    • Connect Maryland companies with university resources to help them succeed.

    Mtech has built a comprehensive entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem at the University of Maryland. Its programs arm top students from around the world with the knowledge of how to successfully launch companies and guide aspiring and existing entrepreneurs through the entire lifecycle of launching and maintaining technology-based ventures.

    Read more about Mtech >

    < MTECH


    ASPIRE is a grant program for undergraduate researchers working with Clark School faculty on projects with commercial potential


    2020 Undergraduate Honors and Awards

    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. These awards and honors recognize students for their outstanding excellence in academics, leadership, and service.

    Five of these students were honored with Dean's Awards, which will be presented by Clark School Dean Rob Briber:

    Jesse MatthewsJesse Matthews was awarded the Dinah Berman Memorial Award. Jesse is a junior studying chemical and biomolecular engineering and applied mathematics with a 4.0 GPA. He has researched solid polymer electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries for the past two years under Dr. Peter Kofinas. He was fortunate to present his research at the 2019 AICHE student conference and mentor four high school students on a summer research project. Jesse is also an undergraduate teaching fellow for Thermodynamics II, a member of the RISE leadership academy, a Clark School Ambassador, and a member of University Honors. He plans on pursuing a Ph.D. in chemical engineering.

    Lauren MoyerLauren Moyer received the International Student Award, presented to a student who has demonstrated significant involvement in international engineering activities for the Clark School. Lauren is a senior bioengineering and Germanic studies dual-degree student with a 4.0 GPA. She has been active with the Honors College Honors Humanities, Flexus: Women in Engineering, and Language House living and learning programs. She spent a semester abroad at the Technical University in Munich, Germany, where she studied and interned in a research lab. On campus, she is a peer advisor in Engineering Career Services and treasurer for AEMB Biomedical Engineering Honor Society. Additionally, Lauren was recently inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa for her leadership on campus.

    Hannah LobellThe Leadership Award was presented to Hannah Lobell, a senior mechanical engineering student with a minor in engineering leadership development. She served as the president of the Flexus Living and Learning Community during her sophomore year and is now currently chair of the Women in Engineering Student Advisory Board and the vice president of the Society of Women Engineers. Hannah is also a Clark School and Mechanical Engineering Ambassador, a sister of Alpha Omega Epsilon, a SEEDS mentor, and a member of the RISE program. After graduation, Hannah will begin an operations leadership development program with Medtronic.

    David BoutinDavid Boutin was honored with the Kim Borsavage and Pamela J. Stone Student Award for Outstanding Service. Boutin is a senior electrical engineering major, pursuing minors in technology entrepreneurship and Spanish. He has earned his citation from the University Honors program and the Hinman CEOs living-learning program. David currently serves as the president of Theta Tau and the vice president of corporate affairs for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE). David has assisted with research for the US Army Research Lab in the Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory. Additionally, he is a Clark School Ambassador and member of the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program and Omicron Delta Kappa

    Kristen EdwardsThe Clark School Dean's Award was awarded to Kristen Edwards for scholastic excellence and demonstrated outstanding service and leadership to the Clark School. Edwards is a senior mechanical engineering student with a 3.98 GPA. She is a Banneker/Key Scholar, a member of the University Honors program, and a researcher in the Bioinspired Advanced Manufacturing Lab. She is the winner of the Spirit of Maryland Award, as well as a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Society, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, Theta Tau, and Alpha Omicron Pi. Kristen has been accepted to MIT, UC Berkeley, and Carnegie Mellon University to pursue a Ph.D. in which she aims to advance sustainable energy through machine learning and mechatronics.

    Aileen HentzThe Student Advising Award for Professional Staff in the Clark School recognizes staff excellence in undergraduate or graduate student advising and was awarded to Aileen Hentz. Dr. Hentz is the Program Director for Student Services in the Department of Aerospace Engineering. She oversees student services for both the undergraduate and graduate programs. She truly enjoys advising, engaging, and advocating for students. She received her bachelor's in History and Integrated Liberal Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She later went on to receive her M.Ed in College Student Affairs from Pennsylvania State University and her Ph.D. in the Department of Counseling, Higher Education, & Special Education at the University of Maryland.

    Congratulations to all 68 of our 2020 honorees!

    Excel Alale
    Jules Allbritton-King
    Samantha Arenberg
    Jada-Mercy Ayebae
    Mariama Barrie
    Aidan Benderly
    Matthew Black
    David Boutin
    Nicolette Corrao
    Emily Dietz
    Shannon Donaldson
    Ian Down
    Noah Eckman
    Kristen Edwards
    Eli Fastow
    Joshua Fernandes
    Shannon Flynn
    Megan Forte
    Garrett Garrett
    Eric Greenbaum
    Garrett Greenwell
    Hillary Griffin
    Charles Grody
    Andrew Grupp
    Niloy Gupta
    James Hall
    Robert Hawkins
    Tyla Holoman
    David Hsu
    Daniel Kirchner
    Daniel Klawson
    Samantha Kraus
    Alison Kriz
    Quinn Kupec
    Zachary Lachance
    John Lathrop
    Justin Lidard
    Hannah Lobell
    Syed Taqui Mahmood
    Jesse Matthews
    Abigail Meyer
    Julia Mittelstaedt
    Lauren Moyer
    Robert Nawrocki
    Maeesha Noshin
    Amanda O’Shaughnessy
    Oluwaseun Oluwatimi
    Sara Pohland
    Mihailo Rancic
    Nathan Raver
    Erin Reilly
    Jeremy Rosenblatt
    Jessica Rosenthal
    Shuvam Roy
    Edward Salvatierra
    Mary Smith
    Katherine Sniezek
    Kyle Spawn
    Karloyn Steranka
    Erin Stewartson
    Thomas Streett
    Timothy Thoresen
    Alana Tillery
    Nikhil Uplekar
    Madison West
    Rachel Wills
    Amanda Wilmot
    Dr. Aileen Hentz

    May 13, 2020

    Prev   Next