IonQ Joins University of Maryland Quantum Startup Foundry, Receives National Innovation Award

University of Maryland, College Park News Release CONTACTS: Sara Gavin , 301-405-0603 sgavin@umd.edu COLLEGE PARK, Md.—IonQ, Inc. (IonQ) (NYSE: IONQ), the leading developer of quantum computing devices born out of research at the University of Maryland (UMD) and Duke University, becomes the newest member of the Quantum Startup Foundry at UMD. This collaboration builds upon a strong partnership and a shared commitment between IonQ and UMD to accelerate cutting-edge quantum technologies and develop a thriving quantum ecosystem in the region. The announcement coincides with the news that IonQ has received the 2021 Innovation Award from the Association…

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University of Maryland to Partner Ag Students With Farmer Mentors

Michael Short, Delmarva Correspondent/University of Maryland News The University of Maryland plans to begin a mentoring program pairing agronomy students with farmers for most of their college years. It’s a pairing meant to immerse students in the community and culture of farming while giving them the benefit of experience. For farmers, it’s a chance to pass on their skills and influence a younger generation still trying to find its way. This will help students decide if farming is what they really want to do, said Bill Phillips, a professor at the University of Maryland.…

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UMD to Lead $175M Institute on Planet-People Interaction

University of Maryland/TERP News by Chris Carroll | Illustration by Margaret Hall The University of Maryland will host a new cooperative research institute to expand our understanding of how the atmosphere, ocean, land and biosphere components of Earth interact with each other and with human activities in a single, coupled system. Called the Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies (CISESS), the nationwide consortium of academic and nonprofit institutions will be led by UMD and NC State University and is funded by a five-year, $175 million award from the National…

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