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May 22, 2012

Congratulations Grads!
Good luck in your future endeavors and have a great Summer!

May 14, 2012

This is it; Finals Week is finally here! I hope my tips this semester was not in vain. There is time still to create a study group (or two) for those classes that you find difficult. Get together with your classmates and review the material for your finals - it will help you in the long run.

May 7, 2012

It is time to focus on the last week of class. Organize all the work you need to complete for your classes. I also cannot help to emphasis on working with study groups. Get together and review material ahead of time - it will help you in the long run. And don't forget about those papers! If you need help, be sure to visit the writing center (located in the Library).

April 30, 2012

The semester is almost over! It is time to prepare for your final exams. It will behoove you to have a study group formed. If you don't, make sure you find the time to focus on your studies. And don't forget about those papers! If you need help, be sure to visit the writing center (located in the Library).

April 23, 2012

This year's URCAD's guest speaker is fellow alumni, Joshua Barczak '03, MS '06. Josh was a principal graphics developer on the video game, Sid Meier's Civilization V. Come join us on Wednesday, the 25th in UC 312 at 12:00 for a presentation from Josh. See the potential of research at UMBC.

April 16, 2012

URCAD needs you! And we are looking for volunteers! Can you spare a little time and do a little community service?

April 9, 2012

The secret is out: "Study group" isn’t just a euphemism for "party in the library." They may be the source of endless jokes, but study groups can actually be really helpful. Check with your professors about study guides and see if she or he would make an announcement to the class about your group. Remember the more people you gather, the more brains you'll have available to tackle the material.
Remember, Keep you eye on the prize!

April 2, 2012

So we're back from Spring Break and the work load is increasing by the hour! Now is the time to put your time management skills to task. Make sure to prepare well for the papers that will be due at the end of the semester. If you have any issues, take a stroll over to the Writing Center for some assistance - they are there for you!

March 26, 2012

Its that time of the year again when you have to think about classes for next year. Here's a few things to remember:
Check your registration date and make sure to visit your advisors to get approval and recommendations of what classes to take. Make sure that you are on track with GEP requirements as well.
Also, don't forget about Summer Registration!

March 19, 2012

I hope you are enjoying your Spring Break.
While you are relaxing, take a moment and spend a little time to assess the rest of the semester. A little pre-planning now can avoid headaches in the future, this especially applies to our Seniors! Until then, enjoy your time off!

March 12, 2012

So it's that time of the year again when you're longing for Spring Break. Before heading off, remember that you can utilize your time to catch up on school work you may have missed. Plan ahead and dedicate time to get your work done early, so you can have a nice, peaceful break!

March 5, 2012

By now you are probably well settled into your classes. So why not make an effort to get more involved? Have you considered being a part of the UMBC Student Government Association and run for an office? Maybe you'd like to take part in a school event such as the Karaoke Night or the Movie Night. Take a look around and you'll be sure to find something!

February 27, 2012

Submission deadline for the Undergraduate Research Award is this Friday, March 2nd! Did you submit a proposal?
Students of all years and disciplines are invited to apply, as long as they will continue at UMBC long enough to complete the proposed work. URA provide up to $1,500 to undergraduate students to support their research or creative work with a UMBC faculty mentor on an original project.

February 13, 2012

March 2nd is the deadline for the Undergraduate Research Award. and it is approaching us fast! Students of all years and disciplines are invited to apply, as long as they will continue at UMBC long enough to complete the proposed work. URA provide up to $1,500 to undergraduate students to support their research or creative work with a UMBC faculty mentor on an original project.

February 9, 2012

The Office of Undergraduate Education has moved to Academic IV A, room 114. Our office is open to all students. Also, reminder to all, We have a URA workshop this Friday: "How to write a strong proposal" February 10, 12:00-12:50 Academic IV Rm. 108.

January 30, 2012

Here are a few tips to prepare for a productive semester: Review your syllabus, Open up your calendar and write down all the important dates (tests, due dates, etc.), Think about when you should be starting assignments, not just when they're due. Also, get familiar with each prof.'s grading system and expectations.

January 9, 2012

Have you considered your plans for the summer? Opportunities for 2012 summer research can be found on the Office of Undergraduate Education's summer research page. Now is the time to become more productive and advance your academic career.


January 2, 2012

Happy New Years Classmates! Winter classes are in session. Have you thought about getting ahead in your academic schedule? Now is the time to do so. There are a lot of classes offered, as well as some online and online-hybrid courses (if you really don't want to leave the comfort of your house).