News & Events
Friday, November 22 12-12:50 PM
Thursday, December 5 3-4:00 PM
Sherman Hall 114-A
November 19th, 7pm Eastern
- What is summer research and how does it work?
- The benefits of a summer research experience
- How to find a summer research program
- Tips on applying
To register, please visit:
Closed captioning for the hearing impaired is available for all attendees!
For more information, contact:
Chris Cash,Director of Student Assistance Programs
Institute for Broadening Participation
Do you attend a public or private university?
(Your answer should be YES!)
Are you a junior or a senior?
(A junior or a senior is characterized by someone who has earned over 60 credits.)
Do you have at least a 3.0 GPA?
Are you seeking a career in education?
Have you demonstrated skills in leadership, service and courage?
Each year, the Zainab Damji Memorial Scholarship Fund awards students with $1000 in scholarship money, and UMBC students have won this award in the past. Apply by December 7 and read more at http://zainabdamjimemfund.webs.com/
(*Many apologies for any confusion over a previous posting of this announcement with a different day/time - this is now updated and correct)
The INDS Photo Contest is a monthly competition that aims to create a collection of images illustrating the diverse activities of our program. This collection will be used to promote the INDS program at future events and published materials, including various web-based platforms.
Prize: Each month the winning photo will receive a prize of $25 placed on the campus card of the student who submitted that entry.
Judging: Judging will take place during the first week of every month as INDS staff gather to review each photo submitted during the previous calendar month. The judges will be looking for a photo that illustrates something within the broad range of activities covered by the INDS program. These activities include coursework, fieldwork, research, independent study, internships, INDS events, and anything else that relates to your degree/the program in general. In future months, we may announce a “theme of the month” (e.g. Foreign Travel) but for now (and until posted otherwise) we invite pictures from any and all aspects of INDS. Remember, our primary aim is to create a large body of up-to-date images that we can go on to use in our promotion and outreach materials: we are looking for images that engage their viewer in a deeper sense of the rich opportunities afforded by INDS.
- Submit images through Instagram* with at least 3 tags (e.g. research, field work…) as well as #INDSumbc
- Provide a caption of 25 words or less (what, where, how it relates to INDS)
- The competition is open to INDS majors and non-majors – it is only the subject matter that must relate directly to the INDS program
- Each month’s winner will be contacted at the beginning of the next month – i.e. our first winner, for October’s photos, will be announced in the first week of November.
- The purpose of the contest is to build a library of images to promote INDS. We therefore ask that each entry is made available for our later use for brochures, posters, reports etc. For this reasonby submitting an image you are agreeing to UMBC’sTerms and Permissions.
* You will need an Instagram account. It is an easy and free app to download on your smartphone. Contact us if you need further help
|Did you know there are nearly 200 INDS majors on campus, and many that are in the proposal process. Did you know that the INDS Department has a new director? Have you met Dr. Freeland yet? |
Come out to the QUAD at 11:30, enjoy some free barbecue style food, INDS students get a free T-shirt, meet other INDS students and Dr. Freeland.
At 12:05 take part in the largest INDS group photo ever! We're doing it early, so if you have to run to other events during free hour, you can still make it!
Show your INDS Pride!!
Incoming INDS major and transfer student Sophia Venero Shimabukuro was one of two undergraduate students selected to speak at the August 22 Fall Opening Meeting. Ms. Venero is a transfer student from
Montgomery College where she graduated with
honors as an Associates of Art, as a Phi Theta Kappa member and Vice-
President and as a Montgomery Scholar. She will be majoring in
Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in Biological Sciences. Ms. Venero has been awarded the UMBC Presidential
Scholarship which will cover her full- time tuition for two years. She plans to
volunteer at the Shriver Center with the Success Program. Ms. Venero has also been working as the Program Manager for
KEEN Greater DC, which is a non-profit dedicated to providing exercise and recreational activities to persons with disabilities. Ms. Venero aims to become either a Physician or Physician's Assistant. She is pleased to be joining INDS, and we are pleased to have her!