Fire Protection Engineering graduates from the
University of Maryland are rallying around their department to support
the Legacy Campaign for a Professor of the Practice, a new initiative to
help ensure students stay current on the latest technologies used in
the field. According to Fire Protection Engineering Department Chair
James Milke, the professor of the practice will bring hands-on field
experience to the undergraduate curriculum and will strengthen the
school’s ties with industry.
"This department has been recognized for many
years for producing outstanding young engineers and more recently for
the high quality of research we conduct,” Milke says. "The main purpose
of the professorship is to preserve the connection of the department to
the profession and to the applied side of the field.”
Already, the Department has raised close
to $500,000 of its $2.5 million goal. Support has come from alumni and
industry. Andrews Group, LLC, Poole Fire Protection, and Tyco have each
made $100,000 gifts to the campaign.
For more information, go to www.fpe.umd.edu/legacy-campaign.