Frequently Asked Questions

URCAD will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Submissions for URCAD XXVIII is March 1st.
Please email aprilh@umbc.edu with any questions.
If you conducted research within the last year while an undergraduate student at UMBC, you can present your findings at URCAD.
The student registration will be available for online submission starting on the first week of January.
You may review the archived abstracts from previous conferences and watch video of prior presentations.
All students selected to participate in URCAD are offered assistance in the form of a preparatory workshop on poster or oral presentation delivered by a member of the URCAD committee. Also, you may view streaming video of Dr. Steve Miller’s workshop on effective poster preparation and of Dr. Tim Topoleski’s workshop on good oral presentations.

Poster size: Posters should be printed no larger than 30″h x 40″w.
Please see the Poster Guidelines pdf (see link above) for further requirements, advice and workshops.

Complete student applications and faculty support materials must be received by 5 p.m. on March 1, 2024 – the extended date (there are earlier deadlines for special student groups). Because of the time-sensitive nature of the selection process, no proposal materials can be accepted after the deadline. Given the 2 month-long submission window, last-minute emergencies will not be considered.
Yes, if you have the permission of the research mentor.
No, URCAD is designed for the presentation of mentored research.

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