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Inquiring Minds 2024 publication cover featuring diverse groups of students and faculty doing research

“Public Research for Public Good”

This motto, combined with a campus-wide commitment to inclusive excellence, drives all of our efforts in research and creative achievement here at UMBC. In UMBC’s 2024 research and creative achievement annual report, Inquiring Minds, we’re presenting a cross section of some of the key areas of achievement across our UMBC community.

Our People

A diverse group of UMBC faculty and researchers pose for the Career Awardees photo

We’re connected by a shared sense of mission and vision to make a difference in our community and the world through inclusive excellence in our classrooms and research spaces. That excellence includes six early-career UMBC faculty recipients of a prestigious NSF CAREER Award in 2023, the most awarded in a single year in the university’s history, and much more.

Our Partnerships

Students demonstrating their project in a robotics lab

Our research community collaborates with partners across the region, nation, and abroad to build a better tomorrow. We seek to listen deeply to the needs of our community members and to leverage the resources of the university to build and sustain meaningful, mutually beneficial partnerships with community affiliates, academic peers, government agencies, corporations, and foundations.

Our Impact

A group of researchers wearing protective helmets and orange vests standing in a naval center with water and ships in the background

We are excited by the opportunity for our work to have a direct impact on the communities we partner with, by facilitating a deeper intercultural understanding through our arts and humanities scholarship, and by furthering our knowledge across a spectrum of science and engineering fields.

Inquiring Minds magazine cover showing "Public Research for Public Good"
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