A reimagined research park combining dynamic academic spaces, new amenities, and public-private partnerships

Discovery District

greater college park


The Discovery District’s location serves to link physically and programmatically university researchers, students and staff with federal laboratories and private sector companies.

Environmental and Earth Sciences

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NOAA)

The University of Maryland/Pacific Northwest National Lab Joint Global Change Research Institute

Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC)

Food Safety and Agriculture Policy

United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

UMD/FDA Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN)

Food and Drug Administration Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

Language and National Security

Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL)


National Foreign Language Center (NFLC)


Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)




American Center of Physics


Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering


Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX)


Optimal Solutions Group



Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP)

The Flagship Institution of the University System of Maryland

University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA

Phone 301.405.1000

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