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University of Maryland, College Park

The University of Maryland is the flagship campus of the state’s higher educational system and a top-ranked public research institution. We are a diverse community of 38,000 students, 9,000 faculty and staff, and 352,000 alumni, all dedicated to the pursuit of Fearless Ideas. Located just outside Washington, D.C., we discover and share new knowledge every day through our renowned research enterprise and programs in academics, the arts and athletics. And we are committed to social entrepreneurship as the nation’s first “Do Good” campus. 

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An instrument developed at Yale in collaboration with experts at MIT and Maryland has given astronomers a better idea of how 55 Cnc e — also known as the “hell planet” — got where it is today.
Department of Defense funded research taking place at UB, Columbia University, Boston University, the University of Maryland, the University of Arizona, and others focuses on developing new concepts in non-invasive testing and evaluation of semiconductor chips.
Scientists at University of Rochester and University of Maryland report progress in targeting and destroying leukemic stem cells with a modified form of micheliolide, a natural product found in plants of the magnolia family.
Reshaping a piece of wood may conjure images of wood-carving or whittling, but more recent pursuits have attempted to break down the cellular structures within wood to create more sustainable and durable materials.
With new designs as well as innovative techniques for reviving old gear, University of Maryland faculty and staff are racing to meet the dire needs for high-priority medical equipment as the number of COVID-19 cases rises nationwide.
Flooding caused by an increasing number of intense storms is a national challenge and significant source of economic loss, social disruption and housing inequality across the United States, says a new report from Texas A&M University and the University of Maryland.
Researchers in the University of Maryland are releasing the university’s first-ever patented apple variety, Antietam Blush, tailored for growers in Maryland and the Appalachian region and intended to replace older varieties of apples, such as Red and Golden Delicious.
Partnering with the Guide Dog Foundation, students in the UMD Guide Dog Program volunteer as "puppy raisers," a 12- to 16-month process of socializing and exploring that results in a young dog ready for training to give visually impaired people a leg up in navigating the world.
The University of Maryland, as part of the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC), published findings in Science detailing the full genome sequence of wheat, the world’s most widely cultivated crop.
University of Maryland researchers conducted one of the first in-depth analyses of the educational use of virtual reality and found that people remember information better if it is presented to them in a virtual environment.