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The 21st Annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Click here to visit the URCAD page.

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, performances, and film. Over 250 presenters participate annually. Researchers work with faculty mentors on independent research, or research that is part of the mentor’s on-going projects. ┬áThey 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.

This campus-wide 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.

Visit our red carpet photo booth and enter the selfie contest!

The Potential of URCAD.


Key Dates for URCAD 2017

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

  • First day applications will be accepted.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

  • Application deadline for current URA Scholars.

Friday, February 10, 2017

  • Application deadline for MARC students.

Friday, February 10, 2017

  • Deadline for education students presenting SLOPE work.

Friday, February 24, 2017

  • Deadline for completed online application for all students. (inclusive of faculty mentor’s recommendation.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

  • Schedule of oral presentations, poster sessions, artistic exhibits, and artistic performances for April 26 will be posted to web.

April 3-14, 2017

  • Faculty-directed workshops provide guidance in the professional delivery of oral presentations and poster sessions. Workshops are typically scheduled during the free hour.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

  • The 20th Annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day.

parking iconParking Information:

Parking is strictly regulated and parking rules enforced throughout campus. Off-campus guests, please select one of the paid parking options below for parking to avoid a ticket.

  • Guests may park (and pay at the pay station) in any of the seven public lots on campus:
    • Administration Drive Garage (upper level only)
    • Commons Garage (lower level only)
    • Walker Ave. Garage
    • Lot 7
    • Lot 8
    • Lot 9
    • Stadium Lot