University of Maryland

A. James Clark School of Engineering

The A. James Clark School of Engineering is the catalyst for visionary research, innovation and learning, delivering on a promise that all graduates will leave ready to tackle the challenges of the 21st century. From clean energy and a sustainable environment to security and human health, its goal is to educate engineers whose work will make the world a better place. Clark School engineers are leading and transforming the engineering discipline and profession through innovation and entrepreneurship inside its classrooms and laboratories, and across the nation and around the world.


Scholarships and Faculty Support

Graduate Fellowships and Assistantships


We will increase our graduate student population by 30% by offering first-year graduate fellowships and assistantships to students seeking to make an impact in strategic research areas and society’s grand challenges in engineering.

New Frontier Chairs


The A. James Clark School of Engineering will endow nine professorships and eight chairs. We will launch New Frontier Chairs who will be leaders in breakthrough areas of research such as quantum, biomedical devices, energy, cybersecurity, automation and robotics, additive manufacturing, virtual and augmented reality and infrastructure renewal.

A. James Clark Hall


The new 184,000 square foot A. James Clark Hall will serve as a flagship presence for Maryland engineering and a home base for new capital collaborations throughout the capital region.

The building will offer laboratories, flexible classrooms and collaborative student project space. It will provide the new headquarters for the Fischell Department of Bioegineering and the Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices. There are many naming opportunities within Clark Hall. Additionally, two departments (ECE and CEE) are seeking major lab improvements.

Programs and Initiatives

The A. James Clark School of Engineering will raise funds for programs and initiatives, including:

Named colloquia/seminar series

Named departments/programs/centers

Fischell Institute of Biomedical Devices

Research funds

Student programs