Photo from URCAD 2019 by Marlayna Demond ’11

URCAD 2020 Applications now open

UMBC’s 24th Annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day will be held on April 22, 2020. Apply to present your research or creative work by February 14, 2020.

All current undergraduates who have conducted research, scholarship or creative work in the last year may apply to present their results at URCAD. Student work is shared through oral presentations, posters, artistic exhibits and performances, and film. Mentors, fellow students, friends, family members, high school teachers and students, graduate school recruiters, and the general public are invited to attend.

Researchers work with faculty mentors on independent research or research that is part of the mentor’s on-going projects.  They are from all disciplines and can be working on a thesis, capstone project, part of a scholars or honors program, or they can be unaffiliated with other programs.

Students who have received Undergraduate Research Awards for the previous year will present their findings. The UMBC Review, UMBC’s annual peer-reviewed research journal, which features academic papers written by UMBC undergraduates, makes its debut at this event- stop by and get your copy! Come hear the alumni keynote speaker talk about their experiences after UMBC, and how being an undergraduate researcher benefited them.

UMBC is unique in providing this opportunity for undergraduate students to conduct and present their research in a professional and supportive setting.  Students get valuable feedback from their peers, faculty, and staff, and practice their public speaking and presentation skills.  This campus-wide celebration of achievement affirms UMBC’s commitment to the twin goals of research and a distinctive undergraduate experience.

For more information and to apply, visit the URCAD site.