Remington Nwafu Government Business Outreach Aug 2009

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  • Remington Nwafu Government Business Outreach Aug 2009

    1. 1. University of Maryland: Government and Business Outreach Brodie Remington Vice President for University Relations University of Maryland Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University August 13, 2009
    2. 2. Overview of University of Maryland <ul><li>Member of American Association of Universities (AAU) and public land grant university </li></ul><ul><li>UM student body: Both large and selective: 35,000 students; average freshman GPA 3.9/SAT 1290 </li></ul><ul><li>UM ranked among top 20 public universities nationally, with particular strength in business, engineering, computer science, physics, and math </li></ul><ul><li>$500 million in annual R&D spending </li></ul><ul><li>Significant and growing partnership with federal laboratories </li></ul><ul><li>Numerous outreach services to industry and start-up companies </li></ul>
    3. 3. Land Grant Universities in the US <ul><li>WHAT: A land-grant college or university is a public institution originally designated to teach agriculture, military tactics, and the mechanic arts as well as classical studies so that members of the working classes could obtain a liberal, practical education </li></ul>
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    6. 6. UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
    7. 7. UM Outreach to Industry: <ul><li>Office of Technology Commercialization-patent licensing/new company formation </li></ul><ul><li>Publications </li></ul><ul><li>Joint Research & Development Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Student Recruitment/Cooperative Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty Consulting </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial Affiliate Programs: Electronic Packaging Center </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurship Programs: Student Entrepreneurs Residence Hall </li></ul>
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    9. 9. SMITH SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ANNOUNCES Launch of the Second Annual China Business Plan Competition! Sponsored by the Smith School and ING Investment Management; organized by the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship Platinum sponsor ING Investment Management Asia/Pacific $50,000 USD in prizes
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    12. 12. M Square The University of Maryland Research Park
    13. 13. NOAA Center for Weather & Climate Prediction
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    16. 16. Thank You!

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