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Researcher of the Week
Abigail Jackson

Meet Abigail...
She is a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major, and a UBM Researcher. Her future plans includes obtaining an PhD in biochemistry or chemistry. She is also a tutor the Chemistry Tutorial Center and am a member of the Honors College.
Read her abstract here...



New Student Book Experience

Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario
September 23, 2014
7:00 UC Ballroom
Meet the Pulitzer Prize winning author and hear her story. Do not miss this event!
Info on NSBE 2014 can be found here...



Undergraduate Research Workshop
How to Get Started in Research

Monday, September 22
12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m.





Did You Know?

The Undergraduate Degree Requirements can be found here. Take charge of your academic career!



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Enriques Journey

New Students: Have you bought your copy of "Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario?"

All new students are expected to read this book in preparation for discussions held during Welcome Week and the author's visit in September.

Enrique's Journey by Pulitzer Prize winning author Sonia Nazario is our 2014-2015 selection. Enrique’s Journey recounts the unforgettable quest of a Honduran boy looking for his mother, eleven years after she is forced to leave her starving family to find work in the United States. Braving unimaginable peril, often clinging to the sides and tops of freight trains, Enrique travels through hostile worlds full of thugs, bandits, and corrupt cops. But he pushes forward, relying on his wit, courage, hope, and the kindness of strangers.




Considered adding a First-Year Seminar?

New students, first-years and transfers, interested in making a smooth transition to the University should consider adding a First-Year Seminar (FYS) or a course with the "Introduction to a Honors University" seminar connected to it to their fall schedule. FYS courses are listed in the schedule of classes, and a list of courses with the IHU can be found at:

IHU Schedule


Transfer students should also check out our TRS 201 seminars. These courses are specifically designed to support new transfer students in their transition to UMBC and assist in preparing students for the work expected in 300- and 400-level courses.

Undergraduate Research TabWorkshops are available for the opportunistic student who wants to succeed in undergraduate research. Now is the time! Carpe Diem!