A Maryland State of Mind

A Maryland State of Mind

Forging new partnerships with the state and its universities.

This past year, the university launched a number of noteworthy new partnerships with the state of Maryland and with public institutions across the state.

In 2014, the Maryland General Assembly enacted into law the Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Program, through which the state will provide $50 million in matching funds over six years to support chairs and professorships across the state of Maryland in basic and applied scientific research. The recipient is required to hold a joint or secondary appointment at another in-state university, to work in support of a federal laboratory, or to support entrepreneurial activities at a private company.

E-Nnovation sits alongside another new public-private partnership, the Maryland Advanced Research Computing Center, a facility set to open shortly at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and that features a supercomputer with a 20-petabyte storage capacity. This $30 million project is funded by the state of Maryland, and is being managed in collaboration with Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland.

maryland_state_of_mind_full_widthThis past year, the university announced another collaboration, the Extreme Science Internships program, which places high-achieving science and engineering students from Morgan State University in research internships at Johns Hopkins and other universities. The five-year, $500,000 program was funded by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory through the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute; three of these students started at HEMI this past summer.

These different initiatives all share a common thread—they reflect our deepening ties with a broader set of public stakeholders in Maryland, with the shared aspiration of advancing our common missions of discovery, education, and betterment of the communities around us.