ANNAPOLIS, Md. – On October 19, 2021, Governor Larry Hogan attended the grand opening of Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) Building 201 in Laurel. The new state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research facility includes 90,000 square feet of lab space, a 200-person auditorium, and collaborative spaces.

“Our state is proud to be home to Johns Hopkins University, and we are especially proud of the critical work being done here at the Applied Physics Lab, which is the largest university affiliated research center in America,” said Governor Hogan. “I have no doubt that this facility will help transform the way APL operates and will continue to position Johns Hopkins as an epicenter for problem solving and mission-critical breakthroughs.”

APL is the nation’s largest university affiliated research center, employing over 6,000 of America’s leading scientists, engineers, and analysts to conduct work critical national security in the areas of air and missile defense, asymmetric operations, force projection, and space science.

Maryland currently ranks first in the nation among all 50 states in the concentration of computer scientists, second in the percentage of professionals and technical workers, and fourth in concentration of aerospace engineers.