Page 1

HELPING PUT

MARYLAND TO WORK

Your Flagship University in Action 2017 REPORT TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT WALLACE D. LOH


Strengthening Maryland

With strong continuing support from the General Assembly and Governor Larry Hogan, your flagship university is turning knowledge into jobs. Our researchers invent the future. Our talented faculty educates a top workforce. Our dynamism attracts new business and investment. Our expertise helps businesses launch and thrive. All this creates economic and social wealth. This year, University of Maryland (UMD) researchers and their partners unveiled a small, fully programmable quantum computer, a milestone in a long quest to build computers exponentially faster than today’s machines. Discover magazine called it one of the year’s top stories. Other UMD researchers are developing a leukemia vaccine, new medical uses for virtual and augmented reality, a new generation of robots and drone delivery of medical supplies, to name a few. Thanks to our faculty, researchers, graduate students and staff, we had another record year of research grants—more than $560 million. With vital state funding, new campus facilities for computer science, biotechnology, health and brain research, and advanced learning will help drive new accomplishments. Increasingly, the range and quality of scholarship at UMD attract new partners and investment. One example of UMD’s allure: The Association for Writing Programs will relocate its 60 jobs from Virginia to College Park to work with our scholars and students. Soaring private real estate investment has made College Park one of Maryland’s hottest locations for economic development. Eventually, our Discovery District—the budding campus home for research and development—may offer almost 3 million gross square feet to house existing and future business partners. Meanwhile, UMD serves every county throughout Maryland. We provide expertise to help communities like Southwest Baltimore stimulate economic development and Ellicott City businesses recover from flood damage. UMD criminologists are helping Prince George’s County police test the effectiveness of body cameras for officers. Thank you for your unwavering support. It enables us to build Maryland success today and tomorrow. Sincerely,

WALLACE D. LOH

President, University of Maryland


Presence … a partner for business By the Numbers: Economic Impact

$

3.16

BILLION annual economic impact on state

$ 3.6 BILLION

(cumulative) revenue generated by businesses supported by UMD Venture Accelerator

$33.9 BILLION revenue

8,000

jobs created by Mtech (since 1985)

10,968

degrees awarded in FY 16

$900 MILLION IN PRIVATE REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT IN GREATER COLLEGE PARK The four-star Hotel at the University of Maryland will open in July; it has been a key driver in the building boom of Greater College Park. Coming attractions include a food hall and other amenities to support a thriving community, a mixed-use southern gateway, live-and-work and flexible tech spaces, and a new research park building.

BUSINESS-FRIENDLY

BALTIMORE ADDRESS

The new College Park Regional Institution Strategic Enterprise (RISE) Zone offers incentives to create jobs and promote economic growth.

UMD alumnus Kevin Plank’s City Garage—a new Baltimore innovation space designed to spur manufacturing—will host its first UMD tenants: Hungry Harvest, founded by Evan Lutz ’14, and a virtual reality studio.

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND  /  2017 REPORT TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY  / 

1


Presence … a partner for business

UMD

10 NEW STARTUP COMPANIES

100%

22 NEW LICENSES

30%

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

39 ISSUED U.S. PATENTS

6 MII * AWARDS FOR $780K

2016

20%

$1.02M LICENSE INCOME

SERVED 10,000 ENTREPRENEURS IN 2016 • $54 million in loans and equity • Nearly 200 new businesses started • Nearly 1,700 jobs created In addition to helping flood-damaged businesses in Ellicott City, SBDC served Baltimore City entrepreneurs affected by civil unrest.

17%

195 NEW DISCLOSURES RECEIVED

75+ RESEARCH AGREEMENTS REVIEWED

99 NEW AGREEMENTS EXECUTED

ADVANCING UMD TECH COMMERCIALIZATION • Doubling of UMD-related startups in 2016 • Record number of licenses (UMD intellectual property) * Maryland Innovation Initiative

Growing Startups

gel-e Life Sciences

MF Fire

JavaZen

gel-e’s UMD-based technology instantly stops bleeding. With product clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the company continues to grow in our Technology Advancement Program incubator.

The company’s smart, ultraclean stove, developed by UMD students and faculty, got EPA certification and is on the market.

From a warehouse in College Park, three UMD alumni are selling their award-winning coffee-tea blends to stores around the country.

Innovation Pipeline includes … 2016 UMD Inventions of the Year • A targeted leukemia vaccine; • W  ater-in-salt battery that’s safer than current lithium-ion technology; • Enhanced facial recognition software.


Impact … research and innovation

ION-TRAP Ion-trap technology is at the heart of a fully programmable, earlystage quantum computer developed by a College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences (CMNS) team.

ASTROBIOLOGY

CLIMATE CHANGE

Astrobiology Magazine named CMNS researchers’ probing of the mystery behind an icy, heart-shaped impact basin on Pluto as its top story of 2016.

UMD co-hosted the United Nations’ Climate Action Summit 2016. The School of Public Policy hosted the opening forum on campus.

ROBOTICS

CYBERSECURITY

The Roving Comforter, created by a team in the A. James Clark School of Engineering, is a personal cooling and heating device that lessens the need to control the temperature of cavernous buildings.

The Robert H. Smith School of Business Supply Chain Center has developed an online portal that allows companies to anonymously compare their cybersecurity capabilities against recommended standards.

VIRTUAL-AUGMENTED REALITY University of Maryland experts in virtual and augmented reality are collaborating with surgeons at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore on new technology that can display ultrasound data directly on a patient. This will give surgeons a combined view of the patient with an overlay of the data.

BATTERIES UMD researchers have developed an ultrathin chemical layer to make lithium-ion batteries safer.

$560,216,353

Total FY 16 Research Awards SOCIAL IMPACT OF RESEARCH

$484,848,450 Research Expenditures

•Robert H. Smith School of Business researchers found that online, social media health “communities” reduced rural health disparities. •Philip Merrill College of Journalism students documented the limited health care options for West Baltimore residents.

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND  /  2017 REPORT TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY  / 

3


Partnerships ... magnifying resources

Preparation … academic excellence to educate the workforce

MPOWER, OUR MOST IMPORTANT COLLABORATION, TEAMS UMD WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE TO STRENGTHEN THE RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND IMPACT OF BOTH INSTITUTIONS.

UMD RANKINGS

UMD and UMB are part of the National Institute for Innovation of Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals, a $250 million National Institute of Standards and Technology effort.

FORBES MAGAZINE’S AMERICA’S TOP COLLEGES • #14 among public institutions

UMD and UMB scientists and clinicians in neuroscience, genomics, biomechanics and other fields will collaborate in the new Cole Field House Center for Sports Medicine, Health and Human Performance.

NSA-NORTHROP GRUMMAN-UMD’S ADVANCED CYBERSECURITY EXPERIENCE FOR STUDENTS UMD’s brightest cybersecurity students will have new internship opportunities and training with the National Security Agency.

$1 MILLION

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FUNDING UMD and the U.S. Naval Academy share a supercomputer for researchers and students.

KIPLINGER’S PERSONAL FINANCE’S BEST VALUES IN PUBLIC COLLEGES • #8 among U.S. public colleges (in-state)

ACADEMIC RANKING OF WORLD UNIVERSITIES • #15 among U.S. public universities, #32 all U.S. • #52 worldwide U.S. COLLEGE SCORECARD • Top 15 among public institutions with high graduation rates leading to high incomes (U.S. Department of Education) U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT’S BEST COLLEGES • #20 among U.S. public institutions • #25 overall among Most Innovative Schools • #9 online MBA program THE PRINCETON REVIEW’S TOP SCHOOLS FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP • #9 U.S. MONEY AND ESSENCE MAGAZINES’ BEST COLLEGES FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS • #3 among U.S. public institutions CAMPUS PRIDE’S BEST OF THE BEST LGBTQ-FRIENDLY COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES • Among Top 30 Universities and Colleges

ACADEMIC SUCCESS SIX-YEAR GRADUATION RATE • 86.6% (uptick from 2015; highest among Maryland public institutions) SUCCESSFUL OUTCOMES • 92% of UMD graduates have a job within six months or pursue advanced studies; • 7,253 bachelor’s degrees (FY 2016); • 2,836 master’s degrees (FY 2016); • 628 doctoral degrees (FY 2016). ACHIEVEMENT GAP NARROWS • African Americans, 5.5%; • Hispanics, 2.5%. STEM DEGREES • Nearly one-third of UMD bachelor’s degrees were awarded in STEM disciplines. • UMD produces about one-fourth of Maryland STEM degrees (most in the state). FALL 2016 ENROLLMENT • 28,472 undergraduate students • 10,611 graduate students FRESHMAN CLASS CREDENTIALS • 4.20 GPA • 1315 median combined SAT TRANSFER STUDENTS • 3.39 GPA FRESHMAN DIVERSITY • 42.9% minority • 20.9% underrepresented minorities SCHOLARSHIP SUCCESS • 110 national awards (second-highest among UMD’s peers)


DO GOOD...

DO WELL...

The student group Terps Against Hunger packed its millionth meal at the launch of the Do Good Initiative, a campuswide effort to engage students’ growing interest in public service.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship student engagement more than tripled in four years, now involving 43% of undergraduates.

People ... distinctions

Senior Vice President and Provost Mary Ann Rankin and Distinguished University Professor Christopher Jarzynski (Chemistry and Biochemistry) were inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Computer science Professor Larry Davis and Abhinav Gupta Ph.D. ’09 received 2016 Sloan Research Fellowships.

In just its second year, the national, allfemale hackathon Technica doubled the number of participants (800) to become the world’s biggest event of its kind.

9 MORE

UMD FACULTY EARNED PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION CAREER AWARDS Guggenheim Fellowships were awarded to Professors Carla Peterson (English, emerita) and Hasan Elahi (Art).

(TOTAL: 38)

UMD students became the first to fly a piloted helicopter solely with solar power.

Five recent Terps made Forbes magazine’s “30 Under 30” lists.

Technical innovators Dan Gillespie and Mackenzie Burnett ’15

Social entrepreneur Evan Lutz ’14 and finance standout Akshay Goyal ’10

Health care innovator Adam Behrens ’10, Ph.D. ’15

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND  /  2017 REPORT TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY  / 

5


Footprints ... statewide UMD service • UMD students used an innovative mapping tool to help Southwest Baltimore residents identify development and revitalization opportunities. • UMD sociologists conducted police diversity training in Prince George's County. • With a federal grant, the College of Arts and Humanities is helping migrant youth tell their stories digitally. • An A. James Clark School of Engineering team developed a mathematical modeling tool to optimize Howard County Public Schools’ bus routes and efficiency. • The UMD Extension operates statewide in support of agricultural and consumer needs with a broad range of direct services and outreach. (See map below.)

Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station University of Maryland Extension

Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute Maryland Small Business Development Center Regional Office

2017 UMD Report to the General Assembly  
Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you