News & Press Releases

National Weather and Climate Prediction Center Opens at UMD

Posted on:Thursday, October 18th, 2012 @ 2:48 pm


  The eye of weather and climate prediction for the nation is now a centerpiece of M Square, the University of Maryland Research Park. This week, the federal government officially opened the long-awaited Center for Weather and Climate Prediction of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The new center brings together more than 800 …

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NOAA Moving Forecasting Center to College Park

Posted on:Monday, August 6th, 2012 @ 3:44 pm

After several decades in an aging, antiquated building, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is in the process of moving its Center for Weather and Climate Prediction to a new $100 million facility to University of Maryland at College Park. The center’s new location, in the city’s M Square research campus, will place the forecasting agency …

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UMD Led Research Yields Key to Better Predictions of El Nino

Posted on:Monday, July 23rd, 2012 @ 1:48 pm

A University of Maryland scientist and an undergraduate Indian student he mentored in India have uncovered a major new finding about El Nino — the cyclical climate event that appears every 2-7 years, sometimes with major global weather impacts such as massive flooding in some regions and severe droughts in others and resulting major economic …

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UMD & Northrop Grumman Develop Cybersecurity Partnership

Posted on:Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 @ 3:33 pm

University of Maryland and global security leader Northrop Grumman recently  formed a new partnership, with the goal of creating a new generation of advanced cybersecurity professionals.  Advances in government computer networks have brought with them a host of new potential security threats, but some say the U.S. has lagged in developing experts to combat the …

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FDA Awards UMD New Center for Regulatory Science

Posted on:Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 @ 3:04 pm

The University of Maryland has created a new Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (CERSI), funded by an initial $1 million grant from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The center will focus on modernizing and improving the ways drugs and medical devices are reviewed and evaluated. To learn more, please visit UMD …

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ECE Chair O’Shea Named UMD VP for Research

Posted on:Friday, June 24th, 2011 @ 2:21 pm

Dr. Patrick O’Shea who is currently chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and co-director of the Maryland Cybersecurity Center, has been named The University of Maryland’s new vice president for research.  O’Shea  promises greater rewards for faculty innovation and new initiatives to encourage entrepreneurship, commercialization and technology transfer.  He will assume the new …

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M Square to Host BioParks 2011 Conference June 25-26

Posted on:Tuesday, June 14th, 2011 @ 9:47 pm

This mid-year meeting will drill down on the future of research, science and technology parks and will feature the AURP Architectural Showcase, a tour of the UM BioPark and networking opportunities with global research park professionals. Join AURP for the Next BIG Thing—BioParks 2011, June 25-26, 2011 in Washington, DC. Visit the conference site for …

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Skanska Tapped for $45M NOAA Office/Lab Building

Posted on:Thursday, April 28th, 2011 @ 7:30 pm

Skanska USA’s building business unit has been awarded a contract to complete a 268,000-square-foot office building and lab space for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Prince Georges County, Maryland.  The four-story building will include general office space, laboratories, a data center, a hot deli, a 500-seat auditorium and a four-story atrium. The …

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UMD alumnus Dr. Calvin Johnson kicks off Optimal Solutions Group’s Seminar Series on Feb 4

Posted on:Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 @ 1:59 pm

University of Maryland alumnus Dr. Calvin Johnson of the Court Services & Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA) will kick off Optimal Solutions Group, LLC’s (Optimal’s) Real-Time Policy Seminar Series on the convergence of cutting-edge technology and research methods for applications in criminal justice on February 4, 2011. The seminar will be located at the University of Maryland’s …

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M Square Launches New Website

Posted on:Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 @ 2:00 pm


University of Maryland Research Park is pleased to announce its new website is now live on the web at The new website is designed with an emphasis on regularly updated content, useful information and features, and a more user-friendly interface. Since customer communication is so important to M Square, the website is intended not only …

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