Hey, Impossible: Fear The Turtle

The University of Maryland. Here, great gets greater. Theory becomes practice. Thinking turns into doing. Power becomes action. We’re not satisfied with beginnings. We need to set things in motion. Start movements. Shift behavior. Break new ground. Step forward. Challenge convention. Jump in. Stir the pot. See things others miss. Enter through different doors. Embrace impossible. Raise expectations. Build communities. Move boundaries.

We are provocateurs. Perfectionists. Entrepreneurs. Curious. Empathetic. Active. And hungry. Our path will be ongoing and will not be summed up by a single slogan. We have a mighty spirit inside that will not be denied.

Let us stand together and chart our course. Let us capture imaginations. Allow the world to see our genius, our talent, our heritage, our future. We are the University of Maryland. Fear the Turtle.

About

When you’re wrangling Nobels, planning missions to space and entrepeneurin’ like crazy, people should know about it. That’s why we’ve created this site. To showcase our Fear The Turtle-ness and to tell stories about UMD faculty, staff, students and alumni who are kicking the status quo to the curb. This is only the beginning. We’ll be adding more to the site so check back. And don’t forget to Fear The Turtle!

Our Story

It starts with grit and determination and the rebels of genius. It starts with hard-charging visionaries, with Nobels, Pulitzers and national championships. It starts in the corridors of influence and the far corners of the mind. It starts with a fresh perspective and an insatiable hunger for what's next.

Impact Made Bigger Here

The University of Maryland, a premier public university, exemplifies excellence by leveraging its unique location adjacent to the nation’s capital to address the great social issues of our time, and by demonstrating innovative thought and global leadership in academics and research.

Impact is made bigger here. Need proof? See a few examples.

We’re creating clean alternative biofuels from grasses found in the Chesapeake Bay.

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We develop the entrepreneurial spirit to launch Google, Under Armour and the next great business.

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We demonstrate courage to study and disrupt terrorist networks.

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The leadership to partner with the FDA to ensure the safety of our global food supply.

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The compassion to install solar panels in maternity wards in rural Africa.

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The commitment to reach out to preserve endangered species.

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The creativity to design and build inviting solar-powered homes.

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The commitment to work with local fishermen to preserve the Chesapeake Bay.

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The compassion to partner with the department of defense to safeguard soldiers from combat-related brain injuries.

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