One of the goals of the University of Maryland's new strategic plan, “Fearlessly Forward: In Pursuit of Excellence and Impact for the Public Good,” is to accelerate solutions to the grand challenges of our time through creativity and discovery.


CMNS faculty, staff, students and alums are pursuing new ideas, interests and capabilities that will profoundly impact and improve our campus, state, nation and the world.

Take a deep dive below to learn about these worldwide issues, which present unprecedented challenges but also opportunities to explore new and better paths forward.