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Undergraduate Research

On-Campus Research

Research opportunities are available at UMBC throughout the calendar year. To learn more about On-Campus Research opportunities visit the Office of Undergraduate Education’s website.

Summer Research Programs

There are summer research opportunities available near and far, visit the Office of Undergraduate Education’s website. Please be sure to investigate all information provided, especially summer program deadlines, as this information frequently changes.

Opportunities in the Natural and Mathematical Sciences

Opportunities in the Natural and Mathematical Sciences Spreadsheet
About this spreadsheet: Research opportunities for summer research opportunities in the natural and mathematical sciences are complied annually. This list is not comprehensive, but does provide a wide range of opportunities. Programs update the application information in the months prior to the application deadlines. Most applications are due between December and April for the upcoming summer. Please return for updates.

Summer Research at UMBC

CNMS Departments host several excellent summer research training opportunities that attract top undergraduates from UMBC and schools nationwide.

REU Site: Interdisciplinary Program in High Performance Computing – an eight week program in high performance computing supported by the National Science Foundation. Program Directors: Dr. Nagaraj Neerchal and Dr. Matthias Gobbert.

Center for Research and Exploration in Space Science & Technology (CRESST) Summer Internship Programs a ten week program of research experiences guided by mentors at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (NASA/GSFC) in Greenbelt, MD. Associate Program Director: Dr. Ian George

The Summer Biomedical Training Program (SBTP) – this summer program is supported by CNMS, the UMBC Graduate School and the The Leadership Alliance. Program Director: Dr. Michael Summers,  Associate DirectorJustine Johnson

Undergraduate Research Conferences at UMBC

Students have the opportunity to present their research at local and national conferences. There are three undergraduate conferences held at UMBC:

Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences
Held each October, this is open to any undergraduate student, no mater which undergraduate institution they attend, to present research he or she conducted related to the fields of chemical and biological science. General attendance is open to the public.

Undergraduate Research Creative Achievement Day (URCAD)
Held in the Spring, this is opportunity is available to current UMBC students. General attendance is open to the public.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fest
Held in August, this opportunity is open to students, undergraduate or high school, who conduct research during the summer at UMBC.