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Congrats to the INDS Students Who Received an URA!


Undergraduate Research Awards for 2014-2015 have been awarded for 49 student research projects involving 50 students in disciplines and departments across campus. The funded research projects are being conducted in American Studies, Anthropology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biological Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Dance, Health Administration and Public Policy, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Mathematics, Media and Communications, Music, Political Science, Physics, Psychology, Theatre, and Visual Arts.

Congratulations to our very own INDS students Adam Freitag and Chana Honick for receiving the URA Award this year!

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KSR Kick Off Event Photos Now Available on Flickr!


Check out the awesome photos taken from the Kinetic Sculpture Race Kick Off Event that happened last Wednesday, April, 29th on Flickr! Our Flickr account is inds_team.

A special shoutout to Asia Reynolds for the great shots!

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INDS is Offering INDS 330-Ways of Knowing as a Summer Course



An interdisciplinary approach to complex issues facing us today

Summer Session II – Six Weeks 

Class Number - 2556

July 6th – August 14th

Mondays, 1:00 – 4:10 PM

critical challenges of our time involve a tangle of disciplines: from
pollution to crime, cancer to climate change. Tackling those problems
requires knowing how to effectively integrate different areas of

“Ways of Knowing” provides
interesting, fun and wide-ranging experiences in constructing
big-picture analysis of the important issues facing us today.  Using
real-world examples, you’ll practice creative thinking and problem
solving by learning how to integrate complex information across multiple
disciplines.  It helps students transform the way they think, learn and

Professor and philosopher Jim Thomas, who was previously featured in the Baltimore Sun as “one
of the most popular college instructors in the nation” teaches the
summer course.  He is known for “pushing students to laugh and think”
and INDS 330 will be no exception.

  • Develop critical thinking & problem solving skills
  • Integrate and analyze compelling cross-disciplinary issues
  • Transform how you think, learn, and write
  • Fulfills upper level GEP writing intensive requirement
  • Hybrid course - reduced in-person class time with a portion offered online

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The Kinetic Sculpture Race Has Been Postponed


For the AVAM's Kinetic Sculpture Race that was initially schedule for this weekend on May 2nd, AVAM has announced the following:

"Out of respect for the current declared State of Emergency, American Visionary Art Museum has postponed its annual Kinetic Sculpture Race, originally scheduled for this Saturday, May 2nd. A new date will be announced, hopefully, this week. The Baltimore City Mayor's Office has offered additional security for our race, now in its 17th year, that has always been dedicated to the
delight, communal participation, peace and love of our City. 

For all official Kinetic Sculpture Race updates follow:

We’ll give give more race details as we have them.

Thank you for your continued Race participation, dedication, understanding and support."

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Congratulations to Our Graduating Seniors!


Congratulations to Our May 2015 Graduates:
Meagan Benneman
Andres Camacho
Kelsey Donnellan
Chad Grant
Sharde Hoff
Aastha Jain
Yoo-Jin Kang
Madhu Karamsetty
Michael Kelbaugh
Maciej Naszkewicz
Kaili Offenbacher
Daryl Spencer Rosenberry

And a special congratulations for the graduates who will receive awards at the Capstone Presentations:

2015 Outstanding Academic Achievement Award
Yoo-Jin Kang

2015 Mary Jo Kleiner Award for Service to the INDS Program
Kelsey Donnellan
Aastha Jain
Spencer Rosenberry

2014 Capstone Project Presentation Award
Rachel Kelly

2014 Patricia La Noue Scholarship
Yoo-Jin Kang

We wish them all the best in their future endeavors!

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Get Published in the UMBC Review!


The UMBC Review will be accepting new submissions for the 2016 edition of the journal during early September. This is an excellent way to get published, whether is it your Capstone Project or another significant piece of research. 

Complete the form at the following site: to receive updated information on submission to this campus journal.

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Capstone Project Presentations


Support the graduating INDS students who are presenting their Capstone Projects! A variety of topics will be discussed, as well as the kinds of projects completed.

Presentations will take place on the afternoons Monday, May 4 and Tuesday, May 5 in Library 767.

Spring 2015 Capstone Presentation Schedule

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Several INDS Students will be participating in URCAD!


Andres Camacho and Jack Neumeier,
Poster Presentation

True Greens: Creating a
Community-Based Food System

Donnellan, Poster Presentation

Eating Habits of College Students at

Chana Honick, Poster Presentation
Art Installations as a Means of
Increasing Scientific Awareness: The Haber Process” “A Portable Detection
Platform for Hypochlorite via Chemiluminescence

Maniraj Jeyaraju, Poster

Physician-Patient Relationships:
Understanding Physicians' Perspectives

Yoo-Jin Kang, Oral Presentation
East-Asian-American Student
Perspectives on Romantic Relationships and Violence

Kinetic Sculpture Race Team: Jack
Neumeier, Stephen Moore, Jasper Dudley, Mai Huynh, Andres Camacho, Andrew
Starck, Heather Mortimer, Nandit Shah, Gabriel Margarida, Markus Proctor, Rob
Ford, Kirby Kelbaugh, Vijay Raju

Himadri Patel, Poster Presentation
Differences in the Relationship Between Anxiety and the Function of Endogenous
Pain  Inhibitory Systems

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Stony Point Center 6th Annual Summer Institute


A Free Multifaith Peace, Justice and Earthcare Program for Young Adults

June 1 – July 23, 2015

Includes the celebration of Ramadan

The Stony Point Summer Institute is seeking Jewish, Christian and Muslim young adults, ages 19-29, who are grounded in their religious traditions, serious about spirituality and the state of the planet, excited by social activism in a multi-religious context, and open to living and learning in an intentional community setting.

Rolling admissions. For more information, or to apply online, visit:

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Hrabowski visits the Garden


Dr. Hrabowski visited the Garden on April 3rd to hear what the Garden and Just Food UMBC has been doing to improve the UMBC community.
Students spoke to Dr. Hrabowski about how Garden has impacted their views and experiences at UMBC.

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Congratulations Meagan Bennaman!


Congratulations to our graduating senior Meagan Bennaman! Majoring in "Criminology", she has been accepted to every law school she applied to: New England, Northwestern, Roger
Williams, Barry, and University of Baltimore. She has accepted the offer at University of Baltimore.

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Capstone Presentations


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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INDS Graduate Breakfast


INDS will be hosting a Graduate Breakfast after Graduate Commencement. Come join us in celebrating the new graduates!

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May ISC Meeting


Monthly ISC (Interdisciplinary Studies Committee) Meeting

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