An FPE alum, Jessica Hubert (BS ‘06) after having to resign her position in a fire protection engineering position due to family concerns, was recently involved in a serious accident. The accident has left Jesse paralyzed below the waist. Even with almost a month of recovery in the hospital, she will be in a wheelchair for the near future, perhaps forever. Due to the resignation of her position, Jesse is without health insurance. She is a single mom with a 3 year old child. She needs assistance with medical expenses, rehabilitation costs and to retrofit their home for handicapped and wheelchair accessibility. All donations will be used for Jesse. A fund has been set up to help Jesse and her family. Here’s the link where you can make a…
The Fire Protection Engineering Department is pleased to now display their facilities and laboratories through a virtual tour located on the Department website. This is a great way for alumni to explore the Department's state of the art facilities located in the J.M. Patterson Building on campus. Check out the tour using the link below: http://fpe.umd.edu/vr
Holly Morris of Fox 5 News took time to interview some girls from the Women in Engineering Camp at the University of Maryland. It looks like the fire tornado was quite the hit at camp! See the comment at 4:45 in the video.
On October 31, 2012, University of Maryland Department of Fire Protection Engineering Associate Professor Peter Sunderland was featured on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer. This news story discusses natural gas safety in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy that plagued the Eastern Coast of the United States. Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. Watch More News Videos at ABC | 2012 Presidential Election | Entertainment & Celebrity News
Show your support for the department by sporting the new Under Armour polo shirt with our logo! The shirts will have the department logo stitched on the front breast and a second embroidery on the back. The shirts are equipped with all the features that make a perfect Under Armour golf shirt. Order Online, or download the order form (PDF)
The Department of Fire Protection Engineering (FPE) at the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Gollner will join the department this fall as a new Assistant Professor. Michael Gollner recently graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, majoring in Combustion and minoring in Fluid Dynamics. His previous research, working with his adviser Prof. Forman A. Williams, investigated an approach to commodity flammability ranking in warehouses and the propagation of fires through industrial, wildland and built environments. This work was performed in collaboration with Prof. Ali Rangwala from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, utilizing facilities from both institutions. Michael's current research interests include material flammability, flame spread, boundary layer combustion and sustainability in the built environment.…
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. Donate Here