APL Campus

The Johns Hopkins University
Applied Physics Laboratory

We solve complex research, engineering, and analytical problems that present critical challenges to our nation. APL—the nation’s largest university affiliated research center—provides U.S. government agencies with deep expertise in specialized fields to support national priorities and technology development programs. We also serve as independent trusted technical agents to the government, providing continuity for highly complex, multigenerational technology development systems.

Our Purpose

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to make critical contributions to critical challenges. At APL, we feel it is our responsibility to try to solve these national challenges with the full measure of our dedication and expertise.

Our Core

Our Values

The Lab’s core values are unquestionable integrity, trusted service to the nation, world-class expertise, and game-changing impact—all in an environment that is collaborative, fulfilling (and even fun!).

Our Future

Our Goal

APL’s purpose and core values guide our future, and it is no less than to create defining innovations that ensure our nation’s preeminence in the 21st century.

Latest News

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Johns Hopkins APL to Host ‘Girl Power’ STEM Event on March 10

APL will host its annual “Girl Power” event, a free opportunity for elementary and middle school girls to learn about careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), on Sunday, March 10, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on APL’s campus in Laurel, Maryland.

Katherine Morse Receives Prestigious NATO Award

Katherine L. Morse has been awarded the NATO Science and Technology Organization’s Scientific Achievement Award, the highest honor presented in NATO to science and technology working groups.