Welcome to Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement Day!
URCAD is a week-long showcase of student research and art by UMBC undergraduates
April 18-24, 2022, onlineDr. April Householder,
Director of Undergraduate ResearchThis year, URCAD celebrates its 26th anniversary with over 265 presenters from all disciplines! You will be able to view presentations, watch films, see videos of dance and music performances, view artwork, and interact with presenters during the week-long, asynchronous event.
How do I view presentations?
To access student presentations, use the dropdowns above to search by the student’s name, or, you can browse by department. Click the VoiceThread (VT) icon, then click the play button. Many presentations have narration, sound, or video, so make sure to turn your speakers on. The number of slides in the presentation is listed at the top. You can view presentations all week.
Have a question about the research? Want to interact with presenters?
You can give feedback, ask questions, etc. by leaving a text, voice, or video comment for the presenter (videos are preferred!) You should receive a response from the student within 24 hours, and you will be notified via email when the response is ready (keep notifications enabled). Make sure you are signed in to VT, and then simply Click on the + icon at the bottom of the slide to post a comment. Record your comment and click save. (Note: UMBC account holders can post a comment using their UMBC credentials. For visitors without a UMBC email account, in order to post a comment on a VoiceThread, you will first need to create a free non-UMBC VoiceThread account at https://voicethread.com.)
How can I see the Keynote Address?
After Wednesday, just click the Keynote Speaker bar on the right to view the video by Keynote Speaker, Dr. Kaitlyn Sadtler. She is introduced by UMBC President, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski.
What else is planned for URCAD?
See the welcome message from Dr. Katharine Cole, the Dean and Vice Provost of Undergraduate Academic Affairs. And don’t forget to take a selfie and upload it to our Selfie Contest to win a gift card to the UMBC Bookstore!
How can faculty encourage students to attend URCAD?
Click the dropdown For Faculty above to see examples of past extra credit assignments given by UMBC faculty. Encourage students to attend and report back to your class about what they learned!
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Thank you for visiting and enjoy the event!
Dr. April Householder
Director of Undergraduate Research and Prestigious Scholarships