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Bowden, Mary

Bowden, Mary
Visiting Professor
Department of Aerospace Engineering
3146 Glenn L. Martin
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301-405-0011

Research Interests 

Research in space systems and operations, and structural dynamics.

Education 

  • B.A., Cornell University (Mathematics)
  • M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Aeronautics and Astronautics)
  • Sc.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology ( Aeronautics and Astronautics)

Selected Publications 

David L. Akin and Mary L. Bowden, "A Small Pressurized Rover Concept for Extended Lunar and Mars Exploration" AIAA-2005-6737, Space 2005, Long Beach, California, Aug. 30-Sept. 1, 2005

David L. Akin and Mary L. Bowden, "SCOUT: EVA Capabilities of the Space Construction and Orbital Utility Transport" 2004-01-XXXX, 34th International Conference on Environmental Systems, Colorado Springs, CO, July 2004

David L. Akin and Mary L. Bowden, "Human-Robot Hybrids for Deep Space EVA: The Space Construction and Orbital Utility Transport Concept" AIAA-2003-6276, AIAA Space 2003 Conference, Long Beach, CA, Sept. 2003 [paper: PDF; 0.5 Mb][presentation: PPT; 4.2 Mb]

David L. Akin and Mary L. Bowden, "SCOUT: EVA Capabilities of the Space Construction and Orbital Utility Transport" 2004-01-XXXX, 34th International Conference on Environmental Systems, Colorado Springs, CO, July 2004

David L. Akin and Mary L. Bowden, "Human-Robot Hybrids for Deep Space EVA: The Space Construction and Orbital Utility Transport Concept" AIAA-2003-6276, AIAA Space 2003 Conference, Long Beach, CA, Sept. 2003

"Deployment Devices," M.L. Bowden, Chapter of Space Vehicle Mechanisms: Elements of Successful Design, edited by Peter L. Conley, ISBN 0-471-12141-x, 1998 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Honors and Awards 

  • Space Educator of the Year
  • Western Spaceport Technological & Educational Council
  • Zonta/Amelia Earhart Fellowship
  • Dupont Fellowship

Professional Memberships 

  • University of Maryland representative to the Maryland Space Grant Consortium
  • AIM
  • SWE

Related News 

Aerospace Engineering Students Recognized at Annual Honors and Award Ceremony

Nine aerospace engineering students were awarded for their achievements at the 2014 Clark School Honors and Award Ceremony. April 11, 2014

Palacio Awarded ABWA Legacy Scholarship

Aerospace undergrad Gladys Palacio receives the 2013 American Business Women’s Association Legacy Scholarship. July 31, 2013

UMD Takes Second at 2013 RASC-AL Competition

Undergraduate aerospace design team places second at NASA RASC-AL competition. July 10, 2013

ENAE100 has Final Poster Presentations in Kim Building

ENAE100 students presented their final project posters on December 12th December 12, 2012

Matthew Rich Named 2012-2013 Philip Merrill Presidential Scholar

Matthew Rich was named one of the 2012-2013 Philip Merrill Presidential Scholars May 23, 2012

Two Big Wins for Clark School Teams

Aerospace engineering students win American Helicopter Society, NASA design competitions. July 20, 2010

UMCP Balloon Payload Group Breaks Record

UMCP Balloon Payload Group Breaks Altitude Record August 7, 2009

Clark School Team Breaks Altitude Record

Students' amateur radio high altitude balloon tops previous record by nearly 3,000 feet. July 21, 2009

Aerospace CanSat Team Wins Design Competition

Aerospace CanSat Team Wins First Place in Design Competition June 16, 2009

Aerospace Students Win in RASC-AL Competition

Aerospace Students Win in RASC-AL Competition June 16, 2009

Project TURTLE Wins NASA Competition

Terrapin Undergraduate Rover for Terrestrial Lunar Exploration awarded first place June 16, 2008

University Honors Names Levashov as a Best Paper

Levashov's Hardware Study Named by Honors Program as a Best Paper April 22, 2008