News & Events
7thNational Conference on Individualized Major Programs
University of Massachusetts Amherst
March 5-6, 2015
The University of Massachusetts is honored to host the 2015 National Conference for Individualized Major Programs (IMPs). Panels may be organized and
proposed by faculty, staff, students, or alumni.
following topics have been suggested:
(1) developing a student community in a diverse major;
(2) maintaining relationships with alumni communities;
(3) academic “cores,” structures, and requirements;
(4) supporting both vocational and liberal arts majors;
were combined on a poster board by KSR artist Mai Teague to be
displayed for Art Week and RecycleMania's Sustainable Art Showcase.
- A strong sense of community and connection to the INDS Program and UMBC
- Engagement in research, academic, service, and pre-professional opportunities
- Advising and support from INDS Faculty
- Development of interest/course teams
- Course connections: Various- at the discretion of students and INDS program
- Being more satisfied with their overall academic experience
- Being more engaged and involved on campus
- Having more interactions with UMBC faculty and staff members
- Having greater understanding of diversity and multiculturalism
from the Alex Brown Center for Entrepreneurship to incorporate entrepreneurial
thinking and skills into her project-based learning INDS 430 seminar
"Creating Food System Justice".
into the MPH Maternal and Child Health program at George Washington
University's Milken Institute of Public Health. She is also leading the Real
Food UMBC campaign managing a team of students as they research and advocate
for reforming dining services procurement practices to achieve improved food
chain values around sustainability, health and social issues.
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
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.