Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day (URCAD) is an annual event that 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.
URCAD XXVI was held April 18-24, 2022. 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.