UMD Associate Vice President Welcomes Optimal to M Square Research Park

Date: February 17, 2010
Location: College Park, MD

As the only public policy research firm in the M Square research park, Optimal Solutions Group, LLC has a unique opportunity to share in UMD’s research mission and vision, according to Brian Darmody, Associate Vice President for Research and Economic Development. Mr. Darmody’s opening remarks at Optimal’s annual corporate kickoff meeting in early January conveyed UMD’s enthusiasm at forging a lasting, mutually beneficial relationship with Optimal.

UMD aims to create and facilitate partnerships between federal, state, and corporations to engage in key research issues that affect the United States. The M Square Research Park, the largest of its kind, houses one of the largest groups of interdisciplinary researchers in the world. Optimal’s public policy research work joins UMD’s other leading research efforts at M Square, which include cyber-security, food safety, linguistics and energy independence.