Dr. Marccus Hendricks will join the University of Maryland’s Urban Studies and Planning Program this fall as an incoming Assistant Professor. With a research and practice agenda rooted in environmental justice, Hendricks’ interests focus on how infrastructure, environmental outcomes and neighborhood forces interact to affect people’s everyday lives and their lives during times of extreme events. He specializes in infrastructure planning and management, environmental planning and hazard and disaster mitigation.
Lung-Amam one of ten emerging faculty nation-wide recognized for her work to foster campus inclusion
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has named Assistant Professor of Urban Studies and Planning Dr. Willow Lung-Amam a 2017 Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholar. Dr. Lung-Amam is one of ten emerging faculty from programs nationwide recognized for their efforts to foster inclusive campus communities as academic leaders.
An interdisciplinary team of students from architecture, engineering, landscape architecture and environmental science and technology took second place in the 5th Annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, an annual competition through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that challenges student teams to design an innovative solution for a specific stormwater challenge on their college campus. UMD beat out 60 other collegiate teams in this year’s challenge.
The 2017 U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon Competition takes place in Denver, Colorado, in October. UMD’s entry, reACT—whic stands fhor reactive adaptive climate technology—features a modular home that minimizes resource consumption and maximizes occupant comfort through a functional model and automation and will be competing against colleges from around the world.