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MPowering the State is a special working relationship between the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) and the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) that promotes innovation and impact through collaboration. Launched in 2012, it leverages the sizable strengths of both universities to advance interdisciplinary research, create new opportunities for students, and solve important problems for the people of Maryland and the nation.

In fewer than four years, MPowering the State has transformed the way UMB and UMCP approach research, education, and service in the state. It is the vehicle that joins the complementary resources of two great universities – their leadership, faculty, researchers, and students – to boost joint research, inspire education programs that enrich, challenge, and attract the best and brightest, spur technology transfer, and drive economic development. MPower is a model of what committed collaboration can achieve. With its shared vision, MPowering the State is advancing Maryland’s competitiveness and reputation as a national leader.