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Many opportunities are available for student research in faculty labs in the science departments at UMBC (all of the departments listed at the left). This research can be for credit (e.g., BIOL 499; CHEM 499, etc) or on a volunteer basis. Students should contact individual faculty whose research is of interest.

Key Information & Dates - UMBC Research Opportunities

An online application will be available early in 2010
for summer research opportunities at UMBC.

Refer to each of the programs below for their application information

The HHMI Scholars Program
The Provost's Undergraduate Research Award
Undergraduate Research Assistantships in CSEE
Physics Internships

Students! In the past few years, undergraduate research has become a very hot topic, and is considered very important in the curriculum of science students.

The Department of Biological Sciences at UMBC works to provide research opportunities to talented undergraduates.   Each summer 40-50 students present their research at the Annual UMBC Summer Undergraduate Research Fest held in August.

Most of these students were involved in programs supported by Life Sciences Department programs including: the Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Program at UMBC funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, NIH and a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support more students under UMBC's BSURE undergraduate research program.

Other opportunities for undegraduate research at UMBC include the HHMI Scholars Program; physics internships, and the Provost's Undergraduate Research Award.

Most of the CSEE faculty have active research programs in their respective areas of specialization in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering. The experience of working on state-of-the-art research in one of the faculty’s labs is an excellent addition to the normal coursework, and shows well on a resume, particularly for graduate schools. CSEE Assistantships