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Mtech's Mission

    The mission of the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech), a unit of the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, is to:

    • Educate the next generation of technology entrepreneurs;
    • Create successful technology ventures; and
    • Connect Maryland companies with university resources to help them succeed.

    Mtech has built a comprehensive entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem at the University of Maryland. Its programs arm top students from around the world with the knowledge of how to successfully launch companies and guide aspiring and existing entrepreneurs through the entire lifecycle of launching and maintaining technology-based ventures.

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    NORTHROP GRUMMAN COLLABORATION SPACE

    ASPIRE is a grant program for undergraduate researchers working with Clark School faculty on projects with commercial potential

    Student Challenge

    Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Innovation Challenge

    Multiple Maritime Target Optical Tracking

    Join Northrop Grumman’s Multiple Maritime Target Optical Tracking Challenge at the University of Maryland!

    WIN

    a share of up to $5,000 in prizes! They will include a $2,500 first-place award, $1,500 second-place award, and a $1,000 third-place award. The challenge is open to teams of 2-4 undergraduate students.

    LEARN

    about multiple target optical tracking, including image occlusions and reflections, as well as multiple angles of a detected target.

    DEVELOP

    an application that keeps an accurate frame-by-frame catalogue of maritime vessels, and catalogues them into civilian vessel, warship, aircraft carrier, and submarine.

    GAIN

    valuable insight from Northrop Grumman engineers, who will serve as mentors throughout the challenge.

    NETWORK

    Network with Northrop Grumman staff.

    QUESTIONS?

    Contact: NGCollaborationSpace@ngc.com

    ATTEND THE 9/21 INFO SESSION! ATTEND THE 9/23 INFO SESSION! ATTEND THE 9/28 INFO SESSION! APPLY TO THE CHALLENGE!

    Challenge Dates

    All events will take place online. Links to attend will be sent to registrants.

    Tuesday. September 21, 2021, 5 p.m.: Online Information Session: REGISTER TO ATTEND!

    Thursday, September 23, 2021, 6 p.m.: Online Information Session: REGISTER TO ATTEND!

    Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 6 p.m.: Online Information Session: REGISTER TO ATTEND!

    Monday, October 4 (11:59 p.m.): Applications Due: APPLY ONLINE!

    Thursday, October 7: Challenge Kickoff

    Friday, October 22: Mentor Midpoint Meeting

    Friday, November 5: Applications and Presentations Due

    Thursday, November 11: Exposition

    Northrop Grumman Spring Student Challenge:  2021 - COVID AI Challenge

    View the Multiple Maritime Target Optical Tracking Challenge info slide deck (pdf)