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It is all based on the number of credits you have earned; it does not count what you are enrolled in this semester. Look up how many credits you have and check the chart for when you can go into your account and register for fall.
IMPORTANT: You must meet with an advisor prior to this registration appointment time! You and your advisor will discuss your spring courses and what you would like to take in the fall. INDS advisors will not start seeing students until the schedule is released.
advisor to register for summer classes, but you should have a
conversation with them about what you are thinking about taking. Act
fast because some classes fill very quickly!
Interested in getting a graduate degree at UMBC? Learn about the
UMBC Master's Degree in Public Policy (MPP) at an information
session on Monday, March 10 at 7:00 pm in Room 438 of the Public
Policy Building. Enjoy a light dinner and talk with faculty and
current students about the field of public policy, career
opportunities, and how to apply to our MPP and combined BA/MPP
program. Those interested in the PhD degree are also welcome to
This event is open to prospective students on and off campus. To
register, e-mail your name, year and major to Sally Helms (email@example.com).
Most scientist accept the RNA world hypothesis, which states that RNA
was the first biological molecule due to its ability to copy itself and
pass along genetic traits. However, Nicholas Hud, a chemist at the
Georgia Institute of Technology, wasn’t convinced.
A recent article in WIRED, courtesy of Quanta Magazine,
discusses Hud’s experiment with the building blocks of RNA. The
experiment made a breakthrough with the discovery of a chemical recipe
that points to the existence of a molecule that might pre-date RNA.
Quanta interviewed Stephen Freeland, director of UMBC’s interdiscipinary studies program, for the article. “In
my opinion, nothing like this has been seen before,” Dr. Freeland said,
before going on to say that the experiment leads to conceptual
progress, even if it did not use the exact components of the unknown
Students will use
various resources in a Promethean-equipped classroom to explore
environmental issues relevant to the lives of Maryland students, then
incorporate arts-based strategies into multimedia public service
announcements (PSAs). Participants will find links between these
activities and Common Core Standards, Next Generation Science Standards,
and Maryland’s Environmental Education Standards. Cameras will be
provided, or you may use your own smart phone to create a digital documentation
of your PSA.
Interdisciplinary Studies at UMBC invites undergraduate
students of engineering, visual arts, environmental science, journalism, and interdisciplinary
studies to submit a design proposal for a kinetic sculpture (a bicycle powered
work of art).
Interdisciplinary Studies will offer a $250
prize to the winning design for a kinetic sculpture that will be built by a
UMBC team of students and entered into the Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture Race. To explore themes of sustainability, the working title for
the kinetic sculpture is the “Trashmonster Upcycle.” Our goal is to put the
notion of upcycling ("converting waste materials
or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or for
better environmental value") into
motion by collecting discarded materials (also known as trash) that could be
used as part of a bicycle powered sculpture.
a description of up to 300 words and a detailed sketch for a kinetic sculpture
powered by either 2 or 4 cyclists. The narrative must address the following
1. What are
the overall dimensions?
2. What are
primary construction materials?
3. Do you
propose incorporating regular bicycle frames or starting from “scratch” in a
recumbent rider position?
4. How will
the vehicle navigate roads, water, and mud?
Materials that could be used for aesthetic,
structural or flotation purposes include:
lumber or shipping pallets
bicycle frames/wheels/ gears
materials such as bamboo
International Diplomacy", is now employed at UMBC in the Office of
Institutional Advancement! As an undergraduate, Achsah was a member of
the Honors College and received an Undergraduate Research Award. She
also studied abroad in Uganda which supplemented her capstone research
on the effectiveness of aid organization in northern Uganda. She was
awarded a Fulbright and taught English in Malaysia for 10 months in
2013. Achsah is now a Communications Specialist in UMBC's Office of
Institutional Advancement. Welcome home, Achsah!
international non-governmental and non-profit organization that works
to promote peace, human rights, equal and sustainable development and
respect for the environment. It organizes
a range of educational activities, including peace education workshops
and lectures, language classes and cultural programmes.
versa during workshops along with other professionals. He will also be
holding his own workshops about hunger and social entrepreneurship (the topic of his INDS degree).