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Office of Undergraduate Education

April 2010 Archives

Fighting Brain Tumors

Priyanka Bushana is studying aggressive brain tumors and how they can be made less resistant to chemotherapy. Learn about her work at URCAD. Wednesday, April 28, University Center Room 310, 1:45 to 2:00 p.m.

Studying (Gender) Abroad

Alyssa studied the politics of gendered law reform in the Caribbean. Sabah investigated resistance in the Indigenous communities of Australia. Sarah researched the impact of youth activism on gender dynamics in Mali. Do you want to hear fantastic stories from your peers? Are you curious about how to incorporate your interests into your study abroad experience? Come to this brownbag discussion. April 14th, 2010 12:00pm The Women's Center (Commons 004)

Do you have a high need for cognition?

"Need for cognition" is an enjoyment of and participation in effortful cognitive activities. UMBC undergraduate Tahira Mahdi investigated the relationship between high need for cognition and wearing glasses. What did she find? Ask her at URCAD on April 28 at 3:30 in UC 310.

Fruit Flies and Stem Cells

UMBC undergraduate Archana Murali has been studying the stem cells of fruit flies with Dr. Michelle Starz-Gaiano. Come to URCAD on April 28 and ask Achana what she has learned. She will present her results in the University Center Ballroom from 12:30 to 3:00p.m.

How effective is pre-implantation genetic screening?

What at the ethical considerations? Does it work? Ask Richard Blissett about his analysis of this issue. Come to URCAD, Wednesday April 28. Hear Richard's presentation at 3:45 p.m. Iin UC 312. Student researchers will be presenting throughout the day.

Tracking the Eastern Mud Turtle far and wide!

Ask Becca Reeves how she tailed the

Fighting Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem. Experiments with E. coli may lead to ways to reduce this resistance. Asmara Qamar will explain the science at URCAD on Wednesday, April 28. Come to the poster areas in the University Center Ballrooom. Asmara will be there from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. Learn something new!

Virtual Reality Comes to URCAD

Do you have an avatar in Second Life or Virtual World? Have you visited the art gallery Life as Dance in Virtual World? Life as Dance was built by Franki L. Trout, Danielle Viens-Payne, Kelly-Lynne Russell for a UMBC honors seminar. To tour their museum, come to URCAD's newest venue, UC 115, on Wednesday April 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can also visit the virtual UMBC classroom where Virtual World construction is taught and try your hand at construction. Never heard of any of this? Get your first experience with virtual reality at URCAD.

Remember the double helix?

Is it possible to create new "letters" in the genetic alphabet? Should we? Why would we want to? Goldwater Scholar Nathaniel Kim can explain all this. Attend his URCAD talk on Wednesday, April 28 at 1:30 p.m. in UC 310. If you need to report on an URCAD presentation for a course assignment, this is a great choice. Nate will bring to life the complexities and possibilities of this research.

A Pico-what? How big is that?

James Gerity and Tyler Schmitz have designed a pico-satellite to study the structure of clouds. They will explain their work during the URCAD poster session, Wednesday, April 28 from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. at Poster Number 119. For a full URCAD schedule, go to

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