News & Events

Congratulations to INDS Students for Fall 2014

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We are pleased to announce the INDS students who completed Fall 2014 with a high semester GPA! Students who earned at least a 3.5 for the fall have either Semester Academic Honors, earned a spot on the Dean's List, or achieved a 4.0 with their name on the President's List. All academic awards for the semester can be found on our website: inds.umbc.edu/about/academic-awards/

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Congratulations to Our Graduating Seniors!

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Congratulations to our graduating seniors, Josh Massey, Melanie Keys, and Shannon Mulcahy!

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May Mock ISC Meeting

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Mock May ISC Meeting

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April Mock ISC Meeting

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Mock April ISC Meeting

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March Mock ISC Meeting

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Mock March ISC Meeting

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February Mock ISC Meeting

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Mock February ISC Meeting

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Capstone Presentations

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The Capstone is one of the core components of INDS. It is akin to a senior thesis, however it takes into account the interdisciplinary and integrative approach that may be taken by the variety of different concentrations that our students choose to focus on.

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URCAD

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The Nineteenth Annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day (URCAD)


Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day features research, scholarship, and
creative work carried out by UMBC undergraduates. Student work is shared
through oral presentations, posters, artistic exhibits and performances, and
film.


This campus celebration of achievement affirms UMBC's commitment to the twin goals
of research and a distinctive undergraduate experience.


All current undergraduates who have conducted research, scholarship or creative
work in the last year may apply to present their results at URCAD. Mentors,
fellow students, friends, family members, high school teachers and students, graduate
school recruiters, and the general public are invited to attend.

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April ISC Meeting

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Monthly ISC (Interdisciplinary Studies Committee) Meeting

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March ISC Meeting

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Monthly ISC (Interdisciplinary Studies Committee) Meeting

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Petrovich Lecture

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The Interdisciplinary Studies Council of Majors (CoM) will host Kay Chernush, Founder and Director of "Artworks for Freedom", as our guest lecturer for this year’s annual Petrovich lecture. She is an award-winning photographer with more than 30 years experience in commercial and fine art photography. Her assignments and interests have taken her all over the world for U.S. and international magazines, Fortune 500 corporations and both nonprofit and governmental agencies. Kay has extensive experience photographing human trafficking in the U.S. and abroad, resulting in eight major exhibitions. Her images grow out of one-on-one sessions with survivors of human trafficking.

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February ISC Meeting

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Monthly ISC (Interdisciplinary Studies Committee) Meeting

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Pickering Fellowship Application Available

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For all juniors and seniors (plus grad students!) interested in a career in the Foreign Service field with the U.S. Department of State, the Pickering Fellowship funds graduate study (up to $37,500 annually), provides internship opportunities, mentorship, and professional development. Apply now for the 2015 Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Foreign Affairs Fellowship!

Qualifications:
  • Highly motivated
  • Academically excellent (minimum GPA of 3.2)
  • For an undergraduate fellowship: junior year student
  • For a graduate fellowship: current college senior or college graduate entering a 2-year Master's program in 2015
  •  Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply

Graduate Fellowship
Application deadline: January 16, 2015
Undergraduate Fellowship
Application deadline: January 23, 2015

Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the Pickering Programs honor Career Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering, one of the country's most respected Foreign Service Officers. The goal of the program is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic and social backgrounds who are dedicated to representing America's interests abroad. The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, which administers the Pickering Fellowships, identifies and develops leaders and institutions to meet the nation's most critical challenges.

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INDS Senior Looking for Freshmen Students to Interview

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Yoo-Jin Kang, a senior in INDS and MLL, recently received IRB approval to conduct interviews for an independent research project focusing on
perceptions of intimate relationships and violence in the East-Asian
community. Specifically, she is looking to interview 6 freshman students, 3
male-identified and 3 female-identified, who also identify as
East-Asian American. She would like to interview students raised by
parents born in an East-Asian country. 
Interviews
are expected to take a maximum time of 1.5 hours and all information
will be kept confidential to the researcher and research advisers.

If you would be willing and interested, please email Yoo-Jin at ykang2@umbc.edu with
subject line: “East- Asian American Interview” with your name, your
year in school, and a description of your family background. If it looks
like this would be a good fit, we will set up an interview time and
place that works for you. 

Thank
you in advance for your time and your interest. If you have any
questions please contact Yoo-Jin or her supervisor, Professor Bambi Chapin, at
bchapin@umbc.edu.

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Congratulations to Andres Camacho

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Congratulations to Andres Camacho for winning first place in the 5th annual UMBC Idea Competition with his idea of "True Greens".

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December Capstone Presentations now ONLINE!

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If you missed the capstone presentations of our December graduating seniors held on Tuesday, no worries! They are now online through our website.

http://inds.umbc.edu/capstone-presentations/

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Creating Food System Justice

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In this class we will dig our minds and hands into issues and projects connected to our local food system to:

  • Create, and develop marketing and outlets for, a student microgreen enterprise.
  • Establish a community garden for refugee families.
  • Support a new farmers’ market in West Baltimore to improve healthy food access
    in that community.
  • Design and install an edible, perennial landscape at the UMBC Garden.
  • Develop UMBC and K12 partners for a “Climate Change Monitoring Garden.”
  • Collaborate with the Baltimore Orchard Project’s “Funky Fruit” initiative to recover
    and create a marketing campaign for locally grown irregular fruits and
    vegetables that are otherwise disposed as waste.

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The Anthropocene: Mitigation, Adaptation, Suffering

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This
interdisciplinary course will investigate the interwoven social, cultural,
scientific, and technological aspects of the Anthropocene, the geologic age
defined by the influence of humans on the planet. Students in the class can
expect to develop an understanding of how the Anthropocene is defined, to
examine scientific evidence for that definition, and to discuss the scientific
and social implications of that definition. The course will also consider
technological and social strategies for managing complexity in this new era.

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Way to go Todd Carter!

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Todd Carter, December 2009 graduate,Spatial Aspects of Emergency and Disaster
Response
, has been
working part time as a Rehab Technician at a local hospital, taking classes
part time at Montgomery College for his physical therapy assistants
certificate, and  is involved with his
local running club as a coach, race director, and race management staff.

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Interested in Astrobiology?

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This
course is a combination of physics, astronomy, biology, chemistry, and
Earth (planetary) sciences. If you want to learn about the discovery of
planets orbiting other stars (“exoplanets”), the chemistry of space, the origin
and evolution of life on Earth, or habitable environments within our solar
system this course is for you!



There
are no pre-requisites for this course so hurry and register! If you have taken
physics, biology, or chemistry previously this course will be complementary.



Please
contact Dr. Stephen Freeland at


freeland@umbc.edu


410-455-2024

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