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Office of Undergraduate Education

February 2010 Archives

Need a Culture Credit?

There is still time to add GES 102Y Human Geography. This four-credit course meets the culture requirement and includes a weekly Honors University section for students in their first year at UMBC (freshmen and transfer students) Add via myUMBC. GES 110Y Physical Geography and or GES 120 Y Environmental Science and Conservation meet the science general education requirement.

Student Research Award Applications Accepted

Undergraduates planning independent research or creative work for the summer or next academic year can apply for up to $1,500 to support their work. Start now to have a competitive application ready by the March 3 deadline.

Undergraduate Research in Ancient Studies

The exhibit, "New Perspectives on Old Views", is now on display in the
Albin O. Kuhn Library Rotunda. Ancient Studies majors, Katie Bentz, Sarah
Carney, Catherine Pasqualoni, and Christina Ross, curated this exhibit,
selecting 19th-century photographs in the holdings of Special Collections
and more recent photographs taken by Ancient Studies students and faculty.
The subject of the photographs are classical temples of Athens.

How to Win Funding

Interested in an Undergraduate Research Award of up to $1,500 to support your independent research, scholarship, or creative work next year? Learn how to write a competitive two-page proposal. Monday, February 15, 12:00 - 12:50 p.m. in Sondheim 105.

Students Needed for Summer Research

Seeking Biology or GES student to work full time on outdoor summer research on the Eastern Shore for credit or pay. Looking for two students with basic computer skills. Prior GIS/GPS experience a plus as well as any outdoor field experience. For details contact Dr. Bernard Lohr. For other summer research opportunities, go to

Immediate Research Opportunity - Health Care

Paid research in HAPP starting immediately. Apply by e-mail this weekend. Sophomore with 3.5 GPA and HAPP major preferred. Other majors and years OK if interested in health care research. Must have own transportation.

FEATURED RESEARCHER: Betty Irungu, Political Science

Read about Senior Betty Irungu and her research on ethnic identity in Kenya. Her study included analyzing the effect of the reforms in Kenya governance on citizenship in that country. Most unexpected part of doing research as an undergraduate, "my excitement in finding other scholars who share my interests!"

Archaeology Lab? In Baltimore?! Check it out.

Fridays at the Point
Join field archaeologist Esther Read for an afternoon in the archaeology lab at the Maritime Visitors Center in Fells Point from 1 to 5pm every Friday. No experience is necessary; we will work with you as you learn about what archaeologists do in the lab and how we interpret archaeological finds. Along the way we hope to meet some new friends and share our passion for the past with you. For more information, contact Esther Read.

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