University of Maryland


to discover new knowledge

Every great advance in research and scholarship begins with a "Hmm." A desire to push a boundary. Kick open a door. Answer a question. Maryland welcomes brilliant, curious faculty and students. By supporting endowed professorships, graduate fellowships, new labs and more, you can help recruit and keep the best and brightest here to discover new knowledge.

Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Engineering

The Iribe Center will boldly proclaim Maryland’s commitment to leadership in technology.

Launched by the largest single gift in the university’s history—from the co-founder of virtual reality firm Oculus VR—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. All this 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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Faculty Support

A stellar faculty is the foundation of a great academic enterprise.

Endowed chairs and professorships allow Maryland to recruit and retain the very best faculty to guide the future of our institution. Named professorships and chairs confer visibility and prestige on the selected faculty and the department or school or college; expand resources that help our faculty soar to or stay at the forefront of their fields; and enable the university to recognize extraordinary research and teaching.

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