The Summer Research Fest
August 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007- The EMBARC Trainees
presented scientific posters of their summer research projects at the
Annual UMBC Summer Undergraduate Research Fest in August. In addition to the
EMBARC Program, UMBC hosts other undergraduate events that include the BCURE (Breast Cancer Undergraduate Research
Experience) Program, the MARC (Minority Access to Research Careers)
Program, and the Summer Biomedical Training Program all of which also participate in the Summer Research Fest. In 2004, the newly funded BSURE (Biomedical Summer Undergraduate Research Experience) joined the event. In 2005, the event was held on the 7th Floor of the Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery for
the first time. It featured a platform presentation by EMBARC Trainee
Matthew Copeland as well as scientific poster presentations by all ten
Get Acquainted BBQ
June 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007- All EMBARC Trainees were
invited to attend the Get Acquainted BBQ held at the Biological Sciences
Building of UMBC. Undergraduate researchers mingled with mentors and
administrators as they enjoyed pot luck fare.
2002, 2003- EMBARC Trainees had the opportunity to visit the National Aquarium in downtown Baltimore organized through the UMBC Student Activities Office.
In 2004, 2005, and 2006, the EMBARC Trainees had opportunities to go to Camden
Yards for an evening of Baltimore Orioles baseball through the UMBC Student Activities Office.
2005 - EMBARC Resident
Assistant Lauren Saurez planned a variety of fun group activities
with other the undergraduate researchers at UMBC including a Luau and a
The 2005 EMBARC
group ended their ten-week research experience with a special picnic
at the home of Drs. Zengel and Lindahl.