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2013 Participant Jesse Smith Featured in Chronicle of Higher Education
July 15, 2014
2013 Participant Jesse Smith is featured in the Say Something column of the Chronicle of Higher Education with an audio interview on the impact of undergraduate education and the Meyerhoff Scholars Program on his future. More ...

2014 Program Starts with New Record of 22 Participants
June 15, 2014
The 2014 program kicked off at today's welcome meeting with new records of 22 research participants (selected from a new record of 170+ applicants), five graduate assistants, and four faculty mentors. The inclusion of eight students from the Meyerhoff Scholars Program continues our partnership with this nationally acclaimed program at UMBC. More ...

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REU Site: Interdisciplinary Program in
High Performance Computing

We are excited to host this unique Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site in scientific, parallel, and statistical computing, all extremely hot areas of current research. Participants will work in teams on projects brought in by high caliber researchers from academia and industry, closely supported by experienced graduate students and faculty members in collaboration with the Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Consulting. The participants will acquire the skills necessary to perform hands-on high performance computing on a state-of-the-art distributed-memory cluster in the UMBC High Performance Computing Facility.

For the Summer 2014 program, see the Program Details and Detailed Schedule for more information, and apply using the Online Application by March 01, 2014 for full consideration. The tabs for the past programs in Summers 2010, 2011, and 2012 have a wealth of information to get a good idea of the activities of the program, in particular see the webpage on the Projects, Special Events, and the Photo Albums there. This description tries to give the most realistic and concrete impression of the activities throughout the program from a student perspective. We even have our own YouTube Movie with opening remarks by our university president and testimonials from two 2010 participants that the UMBC New Media studio graciously produced for us.

See our Partners page for acknowledgments to our collaborators and funding sources, in particular the NSF and the NSA. For general information, please check back regularly at this webpage to see updates and news items posted. For specific questions, do not hesitate to send e-mail to

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