UMBC is committed to providing an educational experience that encourages students to solve problems, develop leadership, and become innovators. Our students are involved in a wide-range of research experiences, working directly with faculty members in labs and with industry partners in government and the private sector.
The Office of Undergraduate Education, the Career Center, and other UMBC offices including College of Engineering and Information Technology (COEIT) Departments help to strengthen these connections between academic knowledge and high-impact experiences that encourage exploring creative experiences and research.
Undergraduate Research provides information about several opportunities, including Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day (URCAD), Undergraduate Research Awards (URAs), UMBC Review (journal of undergraduate research), and activities that support research, scholarship, and creative work carried out by UMBC undergraduates
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.
The 23rd Annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day was held on April 24, 2019. A full listing of all student presenters and their topics and presentation times is available through the URCAD website.
Priyanka Ranade ’18, information systems, presented her research on “Using Cognitive Computing to Improve Cybersecurity” at URCAD 2018.