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The Nineteenth Annual Undergraduate Research
and Creative Achievement Day (URCAD)
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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 film.

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.


Key Dates for URCAD 2015

Monday, February 2, 2015

  • First day applications will be accepted.

Monday, February 2, 21015

  • Application deadline for current URA Scholars.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

  • Application deadline for MARC students.

Friday, February 13, 2015

  • Deadline for education students presenting action research.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Monday, March 9, 2015

  • Notification of participants.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

  • Schedule of oral presentations, poster sessions, artistic exhibits, and artistic performances for April 22 will be posted to web.

April 1-11, 2015

  • Faculty-directed workshops provide guidance in the professional delivery of oral presentations and poster sessions. Workshops are typically scheduled during the free hour.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

  • The Nineteenth Annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day.

Parking IconParking Information:

Parking is strictly regulated and parking rules enforced throughout campus. Off-campus guests, please select one of the two options below for parking on the day of URCAD to avoid a ticket. Guests may park at (and feed) parking meters in any of the five public metered lots on campus:

        • Administration Drive Garage (upper level only)
        • Commons Garage (lower level only)
        • Walker Ave. Garage
        • Lot 7
        • Lot 9

NEW: Guests may "Pay to Park" at visitor parking on campus. Their are two rates for parking.

  1. The upper Administration Drive Garage has coin meters that accept quarters only. The cost is $1.00 per hour.
  2. The pay and display visitor parking is located at Commons Garage lower level, Walker Ave Garage upper level, Lot 7 and Lot 9. Pay stations accept Visa, Mastercard or exact currency. The cost is $2.00 per hour.

Satellite Parking:

UMBC Parking Services will allow URCAD guests (April 22 only) to park without a permit in Lot 25 (section D10 on the map) and take the campus shuttle back to the main part of campus. Signs will direct guests on foot to the University Center and Fine Arts buildings.

For More Information, Please Contact:
Janet McGlynn
Director of Communication and Outreach | (410) 455-5754


Devon Fick
Administrative Assistant | (410) 455-5513