The Eighteenth Annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day

Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day (URCAD) 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.


Our guest speaker is Corey Fleischer who received his bachelor’s of science degree in mechanical engineering from the UMBC in 2005. As winner of Discovery Channel's "The Big Brain Theory", he was able to show the innovative spirit that can be found here on campus.

Big Brain Theory

Program of the day

  • 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. | UC 312
    • Opening Remarks
      Freeman Hrabowski, III
      President

    • Lasse Lindahl
      Program Director
      MARC U∗STAR and Professor
      Department of Biological Sciences

  • 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | UC Ballroom
    • Poster Presentation Session I

  • 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | UC 310
    • Oral Presentations

  • 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 p.m. | UC 312
    • Oral Presentations

  • 10:15 - 11:45 a.m. | ENG 023
    • Video and Oral Presentations

  • 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. | FA 317
    • Original Choreography
  • 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. | UC 312
    • General Session
      Simon Stacey
      Director, Honors College

    • Philip Rous
      Provost

    • Corey Fleischer ’05, ’08 M.S.
      Mechanical Engineering
      Winner of the Discovery Channel's
      "The Big Brain Theory"

    • Intro of the 2014-2015 URA Scholars and Mentors
      Vin Grabill
      Associate Professor, Visual Arts and URA Committee Chair

    • Marie-Christine Daniel
      Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. | UC Ballroom
    • Poster Presentation Session II

  • 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. | UC 310
    • Oral Presentations

  • 1:15 - 4:00 p.m. | UC 312
    • Oral Presentations

  • 1:15 - 4:15 p.m. | ENG 023
    • Video and Oral Presentations

  • 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. | UC Ballroom
    • Poster Presentation Session III

  • 3:45 - 5:00 p.m. | UC 310
    • Post-URCAD Event
      Revel in Variety:
      A Shakespearean Celebration
      of UMBC's Diversity

Departments

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Would you like to find all the undergraduate researchers from your or any given department? Wait no longer! We have an alphbetical listing by deparment for easy access. Get the most out of URCAD and learn about the research your department is producing.

Presenters

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Looking for an URCAD presenter? Find a complete alphabetical listing of all URCAD participants with schedule and location information. See what our undergraduate researchers are discovering today - innovation is here!

Selfie Photo Contest

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Share your URCAD experience with your fellow classmates. Take a "Selfie" of yourself and a participant (that is if you aren't a participant already) with a descriptive text of your experience and upload it to Twitter using #URCAD2014. You could win a gift card from UMBC's bookstore. Say cheese!
Images must be uploaded on 4/23/2014.

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The Screening Room

Videos will be updated as soon as they are submitted.

Brush and Bone
by Deborah Firestone

Interculturality between U.S. Americans and Chileans
by Travis Bell


Boalian Theatre in Practice
by Mabelle Fomundam

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From the Lion's Mouth: the Syrian Refugee
Crisis from a Jordanian Perspective
By Ke (Coco) Tang


A Moment of URCAD
by Mike Mower

Sneak Peeks

Locations

The majority of the presentaions will be held in the University Center (UC); the poster presentations will be held in the UC Ballroom and the oral presentations will be held in either UC310 or UC312. With the exception of Dance, their presentaions will be in the Fine Arts (FA) building in room 317 and an additional location for screenings of film and animation presentations will be held in the Engineering Building Room 023. Please review the program guide for exact times and locations.

UC Ballroom

UC 310

UC 312

FA 317

ENG 023



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