The creation of the Maryland Language Science Center represents a major commitment by the University of Maryland to language science as strategic priority. The Center is a collaborative effort involving more than 200 language scientists, drawn from 16 departments and centers in 6 colleges across the university. The Center’s efforts will focus on interdisciplinary research and training, with the goal of unraveling the mysteries of how human brains make language possible, and solving real-world language problems in education, technology, and health.