Sikorsky and United Technologies Pledge $1 Million to UMD's Clark School of Engineering

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Sikorsky and United Technologies Pledge $1 Million to UMD's Clark School of Engineering

Endowment to support Igor Sikorsky Distinguished Professorship in Rotorcraft in the Department of Aerospace Engineering

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(L-R) VP of University Relations Peter Weiler, Sikorsky VP of Research & Engineering Mark Miller, and Clark School Dean Darryll Pines

Monday, May 19, 2014 - 12:00pm

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May 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ - On May 19, 2014, the University of Maryland (UMD) announced that Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., along with its parent company, United Technologies Corp., have pledged one million dollars to endow a fund to create the Igor Sikorsky Distinguished Professorship in Rotorcraft at UMD's A. James Clark School of Engineering.

The Igor Sikorsky Distinguished Professorship in Rotorcraft will be part of UMD's Department of Aerospace Engineering and is intended to support enhanced research specialization in areas related to rotorcraft such as: autonomous flight operations, flight control and system identification, aeromechanics, composite structures and computer aided manufacturing.

Sikorsky's donation is aimed at expanding UMD's rotorcraft education and curriculum, research programs and intellectual capital to be a continuous source for the best rotorcraft engineers in the world. The endowment is part of an ongoing effort between Sikorsky and the Clark School to enhance UMD's robust rotorcraft program, and provides for continued support for developing not only cutting-edge technology for future helicopters, but also the next generation of innovative rotorcraft engineers.

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