News & Press Releases

University of Maryland Research Park Named Top in the Nation

Posted on:Friday, October 2nd, 2015 @ 10:33 am

The University of Maryland Research Park has been honored as the Association of University Research Parks’ 2015 Outstanding Research Park. Presented today at the AURP Annual Awards of Excellence, this award recognizes the achievements of outstanding university research parks and those who direct them, and encourages the development of best practices. The M Square Research …

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Council Enhances Environmental Research Collaborations

Posted on:Sunday, March 30th, 2014 @ 2:35 pm

Maryland is a national leader in environmental science. Researchers in energy, climate change, agriculture, atmosphieric science, geography, social services, health and other areas are all working on crucial issues related to the environment. But too often, these scientists have worked on their own, without being aware of the ways in which they can join forces. …

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UMD Geographers Stake Out New Territory

Posted on:Thursday, January 30th, 2014 @ 2:21 pm

The planet’s climate and environment are changing rapidly, and this transformation could put humans at risk in ways that are hard to predict. The UMD Deparment of Geographical Sciences is using a variety of innovative approaches to examine these climate shifts. To learn more, please visit Connecting the University of Maryland Research Community

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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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