URCAD 2014 (4/23)

Join us in the UC Ballroom for the 18th Annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day on Wednesday, April 23. Meet guest speaker Corey Flesicher, winner of the Discovery Channel’s “Big Brain Theory” competition and see over 200 presentations by UMBC students.

Visit the URCAD website for more information.

Volunteer for URCAD (4/23)

URCAD 2014 could use your help!

Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day is coming to UMBC on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. For this day to be a success, we need upwards of 100 volunteers to contribute their time and talents.

To obtain more details about specific roles and to sign up, please visit the URCAD website, review the volunteer positions and complete the form.

Questions? Contact Kerry Kidwell-Slak at kerryk@umbc.edu.

Thank you for lending your time to make this important UMBC tradition a success.

URCAD: Save the Date! (4/23)

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.

URCAD will be taking place on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

Click here for more information.

Baltimore Sun Features UMBC Student Research

Annual conference showcases UMBC’s focus on undergraduate research,” the Baltimore Sun announced this morning. The article highlights the hard work of over 200 UMBC students who participated in this year’s Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day (URCAD), from fields as diverse as political science, chemical engineering and visual arts.

URCAD is “like a middle-school science fair, only for college-age people of intimidating drive and intellect,” writes reporter Childs Walker. In addition to providing undergraduates with this opportunity to share their scholarship, UMBC also offers competitive Undergraduate Research Awards of up to $1,500 and publishes a selection of projects in an undergraduate research journal.

Student projects highlighted in the Sun article include Macy Bokhari’s research on “Implications of the Arab Spring on Women’s Rights” and Dagmawi Tilahun and Kevin Tran’s design for low-cost incubators for premature infants. Watch videos of UMBC undergrads talking about their work on the URCAD blog.

Undergraduate Research Award (URA) Applications Due 3/2

The final Undergraduate Research Award (URA) deadline for student applications is Friday, March 2. Students may request up to $1,500 to fund their original creative, scholarship or research work for the upcoming academic year. Students say that faculty member encouragement is a significant factor in their decision to apply. For more, visit http://www.umbc.edu/undergrad_ed/research/URA/index.html.