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Terrapin Development targets College Park parking lot for $85M housing, retail and research hub

A parking lot-turned-housing project is on deck for College Park, where the University of Maryland's real estate arm is zeroing in on an $85 million development near its Discovery District,

Good Morning Washington visits Medcura

Medcura CEO and President Jim Buck spoke with the WJLA team about the innovations coming out of this startup and the ongoing support of TEDCO.

GrillMarX opens inside The Hotel

Located within the lobby of The Hotel at the University of Maryland, GrillMarX, which is known for being an upscale steakhouse and raw bar, opened its third Maryland location in College Park. The restaurant has ties to the campus as one of its co-owners is Michael Locksley, Maryland head football coach.

President Pines Speaks with NGA about Addressing Today’s Grand Challenges

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) hosted University of Maryland President Darryll J. PInes for a discussion on how the university’s research mission and NGA can address the grand challenges together. Hear President Pines' response to how academia, research, national security and intelligence are developing new tools to meet these challenges in this one-minute NGA video.

IonQ endows professorship at UMD

In December 2022, IonQ established a professorship in the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences thanks to a $1 million gift which was matched by the Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative. “The IonQ Professorship will be held by a faculty member in either the Department of Physics or the Department of Computer Science who conducts quantum computing research” according to the announcement in Maryland Today.

D.C.-area universities are altering their campuses to help attract, and keep, tomorrow’s workforce

The 150-acre Discovery District, formerly known as M Square research park, has been years in the making as a research and innovation hub for the University of Maryland. The goal is to spin out companies, connect students with internships and jobs locally on campus, and provide those employers with talent, as well as to deepen a focus on quantum computing and climate research, Pines said.

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February 2023

According to the National Science Foundation's Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) survey, widely recognized as the preeminent national ranking for universities engaged in sponsored research, which was released on December 15th, the ...

November 2022

On November 3rd, members of the university, local community, elected officials, and economic development stakeholders gathered at a parking lot near the College Park Airport and adjacent to the Junior Tennis Champions Center (JTTC) to celebrate the ...

September 2022

With the opening of the National Quantum Lab at Maryland (Q-Lab), this new user facility which is a partnership between the University of Maryland and IonQ, further expands UMD’s footprint as the ‘Capital of Quantum.’ Franz Klein, who serves as a ...

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