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UMD Hosts Undergraduate Research and Artistic Showcase

Updated: April 18, 2019 08:35 PM

UMD gave undergrads from all five U of M colleges a chance to showcase their research projects to the community Thursday.

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The Undergraduate Research and Artistic Showcase Event was hosted at the UMD Kirby Ballroom.

Students presented their hard work from their independent study or undergraduate research projects. There were a variety of topics presented at the event like how wind changes snowpack, salary discrimination by race and nationality in the NBA, breast cancer cells, and more.

There were a total 68 poster presentations, a record number for the event, and also 18 oral presentations.

"They get experience with individual academic research. This is the kind of thing they might do as graduate students or if they go straight to their career it might be the work they'll do at their next job,” Jason Ford, an associate dean for UMD’s College of Liberal Arts, said.

The event is part of UMD’s undergraduate research opportunity program. The program offers financial support for students to work with faculty members who have expertise on the topic relating to their research project. Students work all semester long on the project with faculty.

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