|The Department of
Biological Sciences is dedicated to providing meaningful
research opportunities to its talented undergraduates. Research
centers for electron and light microscopy, mass spectrometry,
and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and labs specializing
in varied topics including gene regulation, neurobiology,
laser spectroscopy, and plant molecular biology give students
the opportunity to work in actual research programs while
being mentored by young, enthusiastic, and dedicated faculty.
The Office of Undergraduate Education provides
information on the many research opportunities provided by
UMBC. Check the detailed listing of undergraduate
research opportunities, especially for summers.
Additionally, each summer 40-50 students present their research
at the Annual UMBC Summer Undergraduate Research Fest held
in August and at the Undergraduate Research and Creative
Achievement Day (URCAD).
The Department sponsors and/or supports a number of undergraduate-focused
research initiatives, including:
- Interdisciplinary Training for Undergraduates in Biology and Mathematics (UBM), funded by the National Science Foundation.
- Minority Access to Research Careers - Undergraduate
Student Training in Research Careers (MARC
Program funded by the National Institute of General Medical
- The Short-Term Education Program for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP/BSURE) previously known as the Biomedical Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (BSURE)
by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and
Kidney Diseases, NIH
Other opportunities for undegraduate research at UMBC include
Program in Computational Biology (SPCB); HHMI
Scholars Program; the Human
Computer Interaction Program REU, and the Undergraduate Research Award