Higher Education:

Future of College Education in the US and the world

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Dr. Darryll J. Pines

President of the University of Maryland
Glenn L. Martin Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Please join us for an exciting and stimulating evening with a dinner and talk by the President of The University of Maryland College Park, Dr. Darryll J. Pines as he shares his perspective on the future of college education in the U.S. and the world after the pandemic and explores the challenges based on his experience leading one of the top institutions of higher education in the country.

Darryll J. Pines became UMD President in July 2020 at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic and had to quickly establish methodologies by which students can continue to be educated outside formal classrooms. He continues to educate engineers of the future as Glenn L. Martin Professor of Aerospace Engineering.

This event is run by the MIT Club of Washington, DC

***ColumbiaDC contributing members get a discount with promo Code COLUMBIA5

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Tickets include a buffet dinner:

  • Mixed Green Salad
  • Grilled Herb Marinated Chicken Breast
  • Rigatoni Pasta
  • Medley of Seasonal Grilled Vegetables
  • Rolls and Butter
  • Chef's selection of assorted mini desserts

ParkingThere will be parking available in garages on campus and the University operates a free shuttle bus to/from the campus from the College Park Metro Station (Green Line).

Darryll J. Pines serves as president of the University of Maryland as well as the Glenn L. Martin Professor of Aerospace Engineering.

Formerly the Nariman Farvardin Professor of Engineering and dean of UMD’s A. James Clark School of Engineering, where he has been on the faculty since 1995, Pines amassed a record of academic leadership and research accomplishments that have dramatically elevated the school’s rankings and stature nationally and internationally. In 2019, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering for his “inspirational leadership and contributions to engineering education.”

As dean for 11 years, Pines instituted sweeping changes to improve the student experience, including revamping teaching in fundamental undergraduate courses; encouraging participation in national and international student competitions; emphasizing sustainability engineering and service learning; and expanding innovation and entrepreneurship activities.

Prior to his promotion to dean, Pines led the Department of Aerospace Engineering for four years, taking a leave of absence from the University of Maryland from 2003 to 2006 to serve as a program manager for the Tactical Technology Office and Defense Sciences Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). He also held positions at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Chevron Corp. and Space Tethers. At LLNL, Pines worked on the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization’s Clementine spacecraft program, which discovered water near the south pole of the moon. A replica of the spacecraft now sits in the National Air and Space Museum.

Pines’ research focuses on structural dynamics, including structural health monitoring and prognosis, smart sensors, and adaptive, morphing and biologically inspired structures as well as the guidance, navigation and control of aerospace vehicles. He holds seven co-authored patents with his students and collaborators.

In recognition of his contributions to the field, Pines was named a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and Institute of Physics. He chairs the Engineering Advisory Committee for NSF’s Engineering Directorate and sits on the Board of Trustees for Underwriters Laboratory not-for-profit arm. Pines received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

October 05, 2022 at 7:00pm - 9pm

University of Maryland

College Park, MD 20742
United States

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$45.00 USD

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