Poster sessions

Welcome to the Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research

Dedicated to promoting and facilitating research
experiences for undergraduate students

We look forward to helping you discover the excitement of undergraduate research. Please feel free to make an individual appointment with Liz Tobey to discuss research opportunities. Call/email ahead of time to schedule the appointment. If you have any questions please contact us at: or 301-314-6786. MCUR is located in room 2100D in McKeldin Library in the Learning Commons.

Location of MCUR Office, 2100D McKeldin Library

Office Hours:

Spring Semester 2015:

(beginning week of January 26, 2015)

Upcoming Information Sessions:

(All held in MCUR office, 2100D McKeldin unless noted otherwise.)

Maryland Student Researchers Information Sessions

Learn about opportunities to do research with UMD faculty on campus during the spring or fall semesters or during the summer. Students will be introduced to the Maryland Student Researchers database of research opportunities. We will also discuss strategies for locating additional research opportunities through personal networking and links on the MCUR website.

Maryland Summer Scholars Information Sessions

Learn about the Maryland Summer Scholars program before the February 8th application deadline! Through the Scholars program, eligible undergraduates can apply to receive a $3,000 stipend to fund a student-proposed, faculty-mentored research project during summer 2015. Research proposals may be submitted for any discipline taught at UMCP.

Creating a Research Poster in the Humanities and the Social Sciences

Knowing how to present academic research is an important skill for undergraduates that may be applied to future academic and career experiences. The research poster session has been a staple of presenting research in the STEM fields yet is still little known in the humanities and some social science disciplines. The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research is hosting workshops for undergraduate students in the humanities and social sciences on creating a research poster. This workshop should be helpful to students planning to participate in Undergraduate Research Day, which will be held on campus on April 29, 2015. The workshops will cover principles of good poster design, organization of information, and strategies for printing and presenting your poster. Please RSVP to with the subject line “Poster Workshop” and the date/time you wish to attend. Workshops will take place in the MCUR office, 2100D McKeldin Library, across from the Learning Commons. More information can be found on the MCUR website at


Power Point Slides from Information Sessions

Summer Research Opportunities for all students (PDF of slides)

Summer Research Opportunites for underrepresented students (PDF of slides)

Maryland Summer Scholars Slides Maryland Summer Scholars (PDF of slides)

Maryland Student Researchers Program and Database

The Maryland Student Researchers program is a database of on-campus research opportunities for undergraduates. It is designed to help undergraduates find research opportunities and to help faculty members find research assistants. The projects typically call for students to work four to ten hours a week (may be unpaid or paid) under the direction of a faculty mentor on that faculty member’s own research. Students learn skills and gain valuable experience that will enhance their graduate school and job qualifications. In addition, students work closely with faculty members outside the classroom, allowing them to develop professional relationships with faculty and to make significant contributions to faculty research.

For Students: Learn more and search for Maryland Student Researchers opportunities

For Faculty: Submit a Maryland Student Researchers Opportunity