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UMBC Review

The UMBC Review is a peer-reviewed publication, completely directed by UMBC undergraduate students. All of the articles published in the UMBC Review go through a rigorous peer review process. The Review is indebted to the anonymous off-campus faculty reviewers who volunteer their time to assure the high quality of our publication. We are proud to produce the publication in print format.

Free copies of the current issue are available for pick up at the
Office of Undergraduate Research
(located in Sherman Hall-A Rm.114).

The UMBC Review: Journal of Undergraduate Research is currently searching for editors for the 23rd volume to be published in April 2022. There are two text editor positions- STEM and Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences. We are looking for upperclassmen who are excited about research and have strong written communication skills, editing experience is not necessary.

This could be you!
  • Have you completed research that you want to refine and publish?
  • Would you like to be able to put “published author” on your resume?
  • Would you like professional criticism on your writing from a peer and faculty reviewers?
  • Submissions for Vol. 22 (2021) are open now through September 14, 2020. For best consideration, submit by the early-bird deadline, August 10, 2020.
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2021 Vol. 22

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Dr. Molly Jones-Lewis
Ancient Studies

Karol Keane
Visual Arts


Journal of Undergraduate Research 2021 vol.22

Ashley Copenhaver

Understanding Connectivity of Pancreatic Beta Cells through Artificial
Neural Networks


Ryan Mbagna-Nanko
Mechanical Engineering

Structural Characterization of 2D Layered Complex Hetero-Ion Systems


Tahia Shendy
Media & Communication Studies

Virtual Influencers: Identity and Authenticity in the Age of Social Media


Hye Jin Park

Contributions of Parental Control and Self-Regulation Skills to Korean
American Children’s Behavioral Outcomes


Kelly McVicker
Environmental Studies

Food Web Dynamics: How Urbanization of Riparian Systems Affects Prey
Availability for Tetragnatha Spiders in Aquatic and Terrestrial Systems


Ben Hyatt

Stability Analysis of Model Predictive Control-Based Car-Following
Control Under Linear Vehicle Dynamics


Caitlyn Hooper

Why Intimacy Direction is the Way Forward for Theatre


Sarah Driver

The Domestic Pianist: The Impact of the Parlor Piano on Middle Class
Domestic Life in Nineteenth Century America


Cassie Davis
American Studies

Implications of Rhetoric: A Newspaper Analysis of Immigration Policy


L. Alexandra Rodriguez
American Studies

“Old Town Road” and the Racial Politics of Country Music


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