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College Park, Md.—The University of Maryland’s Project Management Center for Excellence and the Silver Spring Chapter of the Project Management Institute announced that University of Maryland (UMD) faculty members and students will be among the more than 55 session speakers and presenters featured during the region’s First Annual Project Management Symposium.

Taking place June 9-10, 2014, in the Stamp Student Union on the University of Maryland campus in College Park, Md., this two-day event will bring together project management professionals from academe, industry and government to explore and learn best practices for today’s dynamic project environments.

Tackling topics in construction, disaster management and human factors, each UMD speaker will share his or her unique perspective of the rapidly evolving field of project management. Highlights will include:

  • “Toward a Framework for Project Management Information Systems Training,” presented by UMD Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering Professor in Construction Engineering and Management, Dr. Miroslaw Skibniewski, and UMD School of Public Health Senior Project Manager and Specialist, Dr. Andrew McCarty.
  • “Project Management Communication: The Undiscovered Research Field,” presented by Dr. William Brantley of the Project Management Center for Excellence.
  • “Life-Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Alternative Pavement Designs Based on Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide,” presented by Xiaoyu Liu of UMD Civil Engineering.

In addition to presentations offered by UMD faculty and students, experts from organizations including the Department of Energy, Department of Housing & Urban Development, Medtronics, Naval Air System Command, Navigant, U.S. Census Bureau and many more will support the goal of “Connecting Academically Rigorous Research with Practical Applications.” Those interested in attending will want to register by the newly extended early-bird registration deadline, April 15.

This event is being held in partnership between the UMD Project Management Center for Excellence and the Silver Spring Chapter of the Project Management Institute with media sponsorship support from Project Management World Journal.

Attendees looking to maintain their PMI credential can credit symposium sessions toward earning professional development units (PDUs). For additional information on the symposium, visit the University of Maryland’s Project Management Center for Excellence’s website.

About the UMD Project Management Center for Excellence

The University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering Project Management Center for Excellence’s mission is to provide high quality, challenging education in project management that encompasses breadth and depth, preparing graduates to be proficient as both contributing members of project teams and excellent project managers, to maintain a strong research program recognized for excellence in project management, and to provide project management training and development service to the university, the profession, and the community at large. Our academic program was the first program in an engineering school to be accredited by the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Global Accreditation Center, and the center is also designated by PMI as a “Global Registered Educational Provider.”



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