Undergraduate Research Profiles

Real-World Research

Learn more about how UMBC students receive early experience in the lab, in the field and across the globe.

Leonard Salter
Leonard Salter

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Leonard performed pharmaceutical research with Pfizer. Full story

Brandi Jackson
Mechanical Engineering
At NASA, Brandi worked with a team to develop a satellite to orbit the moon. Full story

Simonne Jones
Simonne Jones

Interdisciplinary Studies: Visual Arts in Biomedical Research
Simonne traveled to Kitase, Ghana to implement an AIDS education program. Full story

James Bailey
History
James conducted field investigations and uncovered a battle site believed to have been lost for 140 years. Full story

Anura Desai
Anura Desai

Health Administration and Policy
Anura participated in an international field research project that landed her in Switzerland. Full story

Nathaniel Dean
Interdisciplinary Studies: International Diplomacy and Economic Development
Nathaniel is studying the socioeconomic impact of nationless people. Full story

Kriste Belt
Kriste Belt

Music with a concentration in vocal performance
Kriste is studying the compositions of George F. Handel. Full story

Heather Couvillon Rhodes
Chemical Engineering
Heather worked in Dr. Kelly's lab to develop an imaging system for pressure sensitive paints, which will someday find wide application from aerospace to medicine. Full story

Ryan Robucci
Computer Engineering
Ryan is working on a home automation project that can not only customize a home for convenience, but also assist the disabled or the elderly. Full story

Ilse Schweitzer
English and History
Ilse studied the 15th-century portrayal of King Arthur as a largely negative influence, and how that interpretation reflects the historical and political climate of medieval Scotland. Full story

John Keyser
John Keyser

Mechanical Engineering
John worked with a team to design and construct a mini-baja car to race against those from other universities. Full story

Sam Bronson
History
Sam traveled to Sikkim, North India to study and interview the Lepcha tribal community. Full story