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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.


Madeline Hall at URCAD

7 May

UMBC student Madeline Hall ’12, geography and environmental systems, gives a presentation at URCAD and describes her experience.

Presenting Research to Public Audiences: Major Benefits for Undergrads

2 May

One of URCAD’s greatest benefits, for undergraduate participants, is the opportunity to explain their research projects to faculty, friends, family and potential employers. This gives students experience translating discipline-specific terminology into accessible language, answering questions about their research, and explaining its broader value to those outside the field.

Here, Kwadwo Owusu-Boaitey, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, presents “Using the BRCA1 Mutant Mouse Model to Understand How Changes in Mammary Adipose Can Promote Tumor Growth,” his project with co-researcher Chinwendu Amazu (not pictured). For more images, see the URCAD photo gallery.

Behind the Research: Morgan Madeira on Becoming a Researcher

24 Apr

Morgan Madeira ’13, computer science, discusses her first impressions of undergraduate research at UMBC and how it transformed her post-graduation plans.

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.