André W. Marshall, associate professor and director of the Fire Testing and Evaluation Center (FireTEC), Department of Fire Protection Engineering, is pleased to announce the launch of FireTEC UMD – The Official Blog of Fire Exploration and Discovery at the University of Maryland. The FireTEC blog, initiated in April 2012, highlights laboratory activities and welcomes undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends and laboratory stakeholders to participate. Subscription is easy. Visit http://firetecumd.wordpress.com/ enter your email and click on the “follow” button on the right side of the page. FireTEC will post a short entry every week.
The Alumni Club will be using part of the dues to fund a FPE Department teaching assistant (TA) position annually. Along with the funding from the dues, donations would be appreciated to support this initiative. We believe as the number of members increase, the funding from the dues and the generosity of the Alumni will enable us to support a second position.
The TA position is invaluable to the department professors and adjunct faculty, lending support grading homework, exams, and projects. This allows professors and adjuncts more time for to prepare class work and research. We are so glad you are a part of the Alumni Club and appreciate your support to reach this goal.