Undergraduate Research Day


Maryland Undergraduate Research Day - April 29, 2015

This event is proudly sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Studies and the Maryland Libraries.  Undergraduate Research Day is held every April. Undergraduate Research Day 2014 was a great success.

With students involved in so many research opportunities, Undergraduate Research Day provides the perfect opportunity for them to share their work with the campus community.  Held each April, Undergraduate Research Day showcases current research, scholarship, and artistic endeavors.  Presentations, posters, and performances are open to the public and 388 students participated in 2013, presenting 128 research projects.  Any work conducted as a part of a campus course, internship, or program is eligible for presentation.

IMPORTANT:  All posters should be designed for 36 x 48-inch dimensions, either portrait or landscape orientation. If your poster must be another size, please include the estimated size of your poster under Other Information when you submit your proposal or email this information to ugresearch@umd.edu.

Proposals are due no later than Monday, April 13, 2015. Here's how to submit your proposal.

There are three ways of submitting your proposal to the MCUR office:

For more information on poster design, please visit the Creating a Research Poster page. Many students use the Engineering Copy Center here on campus to print their posters. Check them out here.

Nominations for Student Researcher of the Year Awards


This award recognizes individual undergraduates (not teams) who have distinguished themselves **above and beyond expectations** in research activities. Nominated students should exemplify excellence in undergraduate research and show great promise for further accomplishment.

Up to 6 awards, with prizes of $1000 each, will be presented on Undergraduate Research Day (April 29, 2015).

Nominations should be sent to ugresearch@umd.edu no later than MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2015 and should include:

a) the student’s name and email address;
b) a statement of nomination highlighting what is especially notable and exciting about the student’s accomplishment(s) – if you have recently written a recommendation letter for this student that effectively describes their research accomplishments, you may submit that as your nomination statement;

View nomination form

We welcome any additional information, hyperlinks, etc., that would help illuminate your nominee’s accomplishments. You may nominate more than one student if you wish.

Nominated students will be asked to provide a research resume or CV, copies of relevant presentations/papers, and a personal reflection on their research activities.