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URCAD: Behind the Research

21 Jun

Learn about Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day (URCAD) from some of the students and staff involved.

Dagmawi Tilahun, CBEE, on the Value of Mentorship

2 May

UMBC student Dagmawi Tilahun, from the Department of Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Engineering, presents “Low Cost Incubator/Warmer/Cooler/Transporter Design for Neonates.” Tilahun and project partner Kevin Tran were featured in a Baltimore Sun article on URCAD, which explained that their research grew out of an assignment from professor Govind Rao on the use of sensors in chemical engineering.

As the project progressed, Rao’s mentorship became invaluable. Tilahun reflects in the article, “All you need to do is have some interest and the professors here are willing to work with you to get you going in that field.”

See more images in our URCAD photo gallery.

Behind the Research: Madeline Hall on Concept Maps

17 Apr

UMBC student Madeline Hall ’12, geography and environmental systems, explains what a concept map is and how she used concept maps to learn about sustainability at UMBC.

Diane Lee, Dean of Undergraduate Research, on URCAD

16 Apr

UMBC Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education Diane Lee discusses URCAD: what it is, how it has changed, and why it’s such an important day for the UMBC campus.