URCAD XXVI is open for applications!

April 18-24, 2022

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Applications are open!

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 300 presenters participate annually. Researchers work with faculty mentors on independent research, or research that is part of the mentor’s on-going projects. They 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.

Key Dates for URCAD 2022

Note: These dates are being updated at this time. Please stay tuned.

January 6, 2022

  • ✅ First day applications will be accepted.

February 10, 2022

  • ✅ Application deadline for MARC and McNair students.

February 10, 2022

  • ✅ Application deadline

February 15, 2022

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

April 18-24, 2022

  • ✅ The 26th Annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day.

Page updated 1/20/2022