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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
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.
- 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
contact Dr. Stephen Freeland at