umd_m_circleCECD Vision

The Center for Engineering Concepts Development (CECD), established in 1998, is a platform for experimenting with new ideas in engineering education, future technologies, research, and the impact of engineering on society.

CECD Mission

The mission of CECD is to undertake activities to benefit the economic welfare of the state of Maryland and the Nation by supporting symposia, special groups, courses and innovative activities of contemporary interest.

Our History

A history of CECD from inception is available here. To see the full history of the Mechanical Engineering Department from 1894 to 2018, please click here. (doi:10.13016/M28C9R750)

Please visit our archived website for our past achievements from 1998 to 2015.