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Undergraduate Research Awards provide up to $1,500 to undergraduate students to support their research or creative work with a UMBC faculty mentor on an original project. UMBC students of all years and disciplines are invited to apply, as long as they will remain enrolled at UMBC long enough to complete the proposed work. For more information about our program…


The Twenty-first Annual
Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day
April 26, 2017

Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day (URCAD) 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.

This campus celebration of achievement affirms UMBC’s commitment to the twin goals of research and a distinctive undergraduate experience.

All current undergraduates who have conducted research, scholarship or creative work in the last year may apply to present their results at URCAD. Mentors, fellow students, friends, family members, high school teachers and students, graduate school recruiters, and the general public are invited to attend.


“Of all the research universities we’ve visited, it is the place that has most capably connected research with undergraduate education.”

Claudia Dreifus and Professor Andrew Hacker of Queens College in New York, described UMBC in their book on American colleges and universities that are “Worth the Price of Admission.”