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UMD Receives Its Highest Ranking in Research and Development Survey

The University of Maryland achieves its highest ranking ever in the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) survey.

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Announcing the Maryland Future 20

IonQ, a member of the Discovery District community, has been identified as one of Maryland's most innovative start-up companies. 

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From Innovation to Inauguration
The University of Maryland will launch a new business development arm to nurture quantum-focused startups, President Darryll J. Pines announced last night at an event honoring the institution’s inventions, startup, mentor and student entrepreneurs of the year.
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$300M Project Set to Reimagine Campus Drive Intersection
A sleek development for research, offices, retail and housing will rise at the main gateway to the University of Maryland through a new partnership announced this month. The Terrapin Development Company (TDC)—a partnership between the university and the University of Maryland College Park Foundation—and Philadelphia-based Brandywine Realty Trust are planning a $300 million development at the southeast corner of Campus Drive and Baltimore Avenue. It will span five acres across from The Hotel at the University of Maryland and Paint Branch Stream Valley Park and be located near the future Purple Line.
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Revolutionary Computing Company Created at Maryland to Go Public
IonQ, a University of Maryland spinoff company vying to usher in the age of quantum computing, announced today it would enter a merger agreement with dMY Technology Group, Inc. III to become the first publicly traded company dedicated to quantum computer hardware and software. 
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Discovery District Newsletter

  • February 2021

    The University of Maryland achieved its highest ranking ever in the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) survey for fiscal year (FY) 2019, placing 14th overall nationally and 8th among all public institutions in Research & Development (R&D) spending. For the first time, the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore were linked together as one research enterprise in the ranking, with combined research expenditures of $1.1 billion.

  • November 2020

    After a whirlwind year, it is hard to believe that 2020 is almost over.  As we approach the holiday season, we are thankful for good health, being home with loved ones, and making time for reflection and rest. We will be taking a short break from the newsletter through the holidays to focus on other pertinent tasks, such as redesigning the Discovery District website, but we look forward to sharing the latest updates and news about the Discovery District in the next edition of the newsletter in February 2021. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!

  • September 2020

    Welcome back, Terrapins! Over the summer, members of the University community including administrators, faculty, staff, and students worked together to prepare UMD for the resumption of on-campus activities this Fall. Learn about the many health and safety precautions UMD has taken, which can been seen through this video, demonstrating how our collective efforts can ensure the Greater College Park community remains #TerrapinSTRONG.

  • July 2020

    Welcome, President Pines! Dr. Darryll J. Pines took the helm of the University of Maryland as its next President on July 1st, following a 25-year career on campus as a faculty member, chair of the Aerospace Engineering Department, then Dean of the A. James Clark School of Engineering. Get to know the 34th President of the University of Maryland. Read about TerrapinSTRONG in his Welcome Letter, and check out this Pop Quiz with President Pines.

  • May 2020

    Welcome to the Inaugural Edition of the Discovery District Newsletter. During these unprecedented times, we wholeheartedly believe in the power of community and the importance of staying connected to provide our members and partners with relevant news, resources, and opportunities. As you will read, our community continues to grow and thrive. There is also much to be grateful for as members are stepping up during this pandemic to collect and contribute funds, produce PPE, and donate food.


Inauguration Events

Dr. Darryll Pines Standing on McKeldin Mall
Inauguration Week of President Pines
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Innovate Maryland 2021
Innovate Maryland 2021
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Maryland Day 2021
Maryland Day 2021
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