Health Advocates In-Reach and Research (HAIR), launched by the Maryland Center for Health Equity, engages African-American barbershops and beauty salons across Maryland and D.C. as sites to provide health education and screenings.
The Do Good Challenge is an innovative prize competition launched by the School of Public Policy and the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership that inspires students to learn about philanthropy and make the greatest social impact they can for their favorite cause, whether in communities around the corner or halfway around the globe.
Capital News Service is a student-run news service that provides Maryland-specific coverage of important issues, such as sea-level rise, sex trafficking, identity theft and guns in schools, through stories and videos for media outlets across the state.
The Maryland Sea Grant College applies science to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay and Maryland’s coastal resources. Its research helps leaders and communities take on our state’s major environmental challenges and create a sustainable coastal economy.
Terrapin Teachers is a university effort to expand the ranks of STEM teachers in the state and nation by partnering with local schools to encourage students to pursue math and science degree programs and also become certified as middle or high school teachers.
Startup Shell is a student-run business incubator founded on campus in 2012. Now it has more than 150 members and 100-plus alumni who have created 70 startups—on financial literacy, 3-D medical modeling, organic coffee and more—out of this workspace.
The Maryland Agriculture Law Education Initiative, which joins UMD with two other state institutions through MPowering the State, helps preserve family farms and navigate their owners through complex legal requirements and regulations.
The Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) program supports university-based research projects to help companies in the state develop technology-based products. Successful MIPS products have generated more than $30.3 billion in revenue and added thousands of jobs.
The new Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention conducts research to inform and influence policy on early childhood special-education teachers in Maryland.
The Washington Post-UMD Poll provides insights on how Maryland voters view some of the most important political and social issues in the state, including immigration, taxes, education, gay marriage and health care.
The Maryland Health Leaders Network delivers research, training and professional insights to health industry professionals responsible for patient care programs, population management, innovation and quality.
Mtech’s Technology Advancement Program, the state’s first technology incubator, has helped build some of the most successful tech companies in Maryland, including Martek Biosciences, Digene Corp. and NovaScreen.
The Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute is the state’s fire and emergency service training agency, enhancing emergency services providers’ ability to protect life, the environment and property.
The Maryland Transportation Technology Transfer Center, working with state and federal agencies, provides 75+ training courses and conferences a year to decision-makers, elected officials, agencies and companies.
Researchers at UMD, home to the Center for Advanced Transportation Technology—the nation’s largest transportation data center—and the National Transportation Center, are developing real-time, personalized information technology for Baltimore-Washington area commuters so they can plan more energy-efficient travel in return for incentives.