Published on February 17, 2023 on My Montgomery Community Media
On Friday, Maryland Gov. Wes Moore and Lt. Gov. Aruna Miller came to North Bethesda to meet with local leaders about a new research facility planned for the area.
“In order for this to be Maryland’s decade, it means it also must be Montgomery County’s decade,” Moore said following a meeting with leaders including County Executive Marc Elrich and county councilmembers. “And this is going to be an important component to actually making that happen.”
In November, leaders signed a memorandum of understanding to bring the new research institute to North Bethesda. The facility will conduct research in artificial intelligence, machine learning and virtual and augmented reality. The vision is to create a life science focal point at the North Bethesda Metro Station.
Representatives from partners in the project joined Friday, including from the University of Maryland (UMD) College Park, UMD Baltimore, the University of Maryland Medical System, and Metro.
The name of the facility is the University of Maryland – Institute for Health Computing.