University of Maryland

College of

Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences

Exploring the universe and planet Earth. Securing cyberspace. Unraveling the molecular origins of disease. Students, staff, and faculty in the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences (CMNS) are committed to using science to address the world’s most pressing problems. The college’s research program sparks scientific discovery and advances in diverse areas that include quantum computing, global climate change, virtual and augmented reality, and data science.


Scholarships and Faculty Support

Need-based scholarships


Need-based scholarships help some of our brightest students succeed in attending college and graduating from UMD. We will provide need-based and merit-based scholarships for undergraduates of every major.

Merit-based fellowships


Merit-based fellowships for graduate students in every program will allow for groundbreaking research across many disciplines.

Named professorships and chairs


Named professorships and chairs expand resources that help faculty soar to or stay at the forefront of their fields, and provide important recognition for extraordinary research and teaching.

Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Innovation


The Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Innovation will boldly proclaim Maryland’s commitment to leadership in technology.

The 215,600-square-foot building will feature inviting classrooms with flexible spaces that promote interactive and collaborative learning. Makerspaces and specialized labs will allow students and faculty to innovate in artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction and wearable technologies. This cutting-edge facility will enhance UMD’s expertise in augmented and virtual reality, fields of extraordinary promise and potential for doctors, educators, defense personnel and others.


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Programs and Initiatives

CMNS will raise support for programs and initiatives, including: