Sushant Ranadive and Min Wu received a $1.2 million grant to help fund their research.
The institute was funded by a $25 million five-year grant from the National Science Foundation.
The Vote 16 Network will bring together students, researchers and outside organizations.
Laurie Locascio, the university's research vice president, worked at the National Institute of Standards and Technology for 28 years.
The university will invest $40 million to recruit faculty from underrepresented groups.
The University Senate is set to vote on it by the end of the year.
Research is currently operating at 50 percent capacity.
A UMD lecturer began a project in 2017 to monitor the bird collisions.
The researchers are working with administrators to develop a response plan.
Climate change can also explain why the fall foliage is a looking a little less vivid this year.