A. James Clark School of Engineering

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Coordinates: 38°59′27.4″N 76°56′17.4″W / 38.990944°N 76.938167°W / 38.990944; -76.938167

A. James Clark School of Engineering
Glenn L. Martin Institute of Technology at UMCP, 2007.jpg
Glenn L. Martin Institute of Technology in 2007
Type Public
Established 1894
Dean Darryll Pines, Ph.D.
Undergraduates 2,436
Postgraduates 1,618
Location College Park, Maryland, United States
Campus Suburban
Website http://www.eng.umd.edu/

The A. James Clark School of Engineering is the engineering college of the University of Maryland, College Park. The school consists of fourteen buildings on the College Park campus that cover over 750,000 sq ft (70,000 m2). The school is in close proximity to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and technology-driven institutions such as NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.


Civil engineering students of the Maryland Agricultural College, circa 1890s.

The engineering school was founded in 1894 under the name The College of Engineering at what was then known as the Maryland Agricultural College. In 1949, the school was renamed the Glenn L. Martin College of Engineering and Aeronautical Sciences. The name was changed for a second time in 1955 to the Glenn L. Martin Institute of Technology. In 1994, the college took its current name, the A. James Clark School of Engineering.[1] A. James Clark is a 1950 engineering graduate of the university who is chairman and chief executive officer of Clark Enterprises, Inc. Clark's financial gifts to the university were honored, in return, with the name of the Engineering School.


In 2007, The Princeton Review ranked the Clark School as the sixth-best engineering program in the nation. The 2007 U.S. News and World Report placed it at 10th in the nation among public engineering schools and 16th among all engineering schools.[2] In 2011, the Academic Ranking of World Universities placed the University at 11th worldwide within the fields of Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences.[3]


Notable people[edit]


The following individuals are alumni of the School of Engineering at the University of Maryland. Graduating class year is denoted in parentheses.[5]


The following individuals are notable benefactors, but are not alumni of the A. James Clark School of Engineering.[5]

  • Robert Fischell – Medical instruments inventor, earned an M.S. in physics from the University of Maryland in 1953.[8]
  • Glenn L. Martin – Aerospace industry pioneer


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