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University of Maryland trio to test their mettle on ‘Team Ninja Warrior: College Madness'

University of Maryland trio to test their mettle on ‘Team Ninja Warrior: College Madness'

Early Tuesday night, Delaney Jordan, a Maryland materials science and engineering major, U.S. Army Research Laboratory contractor, and generally humble and "hella smart" senior (her friends' words, of course), will briefly stop cramming for another exam to watch TV.

The test Wednesday morning is in a 400-level class called Introduction to Kinetics of Reactions in Materials. The course, according to the university catalog's description, examines the "thermodynamics of solid solutions, free energy and phase diagrams, thermodynamics of interfaces [and] concepts of kinetics." Essentially, Jordan explained, the study of state change — how equilibrium is...

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