Undergraduate research day

Welcome to the Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research

Dedicated to promoting and facilitating research experiences for undergraduate students

The Office of Research Administration provides information about the current status of research activities at UMD.

The 2020 Researchers of the Year:

  • Erica Puentes Martinez: Double majors in African American Studies and American Studies, with a minor in Latina/o Studies

  • Morgan Anvari: Major in Psychology

  • Jacob Silverman: Double major in Government and Politics and Mechanical Engineering

  • Kayla Petrover: Major in Mechanical Engineering

  • Nicholas Poniatowski: Major in Physics

  • Mark Zic: Major in Physics

  • Tanay Wakhare: Double major in Mathematics and Computer Science, with a minor in Archaeology

2020 Undergraduate Researchers of the Year


Undergraduate Summer Research Slides Undergraduate Summer Research for Underrepresented Students Slides

Click on either presentation icon to view information session slides


We invite students, faculty, and staff to join in celebrating our undergraduates’ remarkable and varied research accomplishments at the annual Undergraduate Research Day (URD) poster presentation.

This year's event is taking place virtually, through the University Libraries DRUM (Digital Repository at the University of Maryland) platform. We will have over 110 posters, and hundreds of individual and team presenters represented.

To see this year's poster presentations, visit the Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research community by clicking here.

You can use the search box on this page to find presentations using the terms listed below, OR you can browse using the convenient links in the "This Community" menu on the right-hand side of the page.

Search by:

  1. Presenters' Last Names
  2. Presenters' College Acronym (see here)
  3. Presenters' Department (e.g. "psychology" or "physics")
  4. Presenters' Team Affiliation (for team presentations, e.g. Gemstone)

In addition, a searchable directory of this year's presentations is available for download by clicking here.

URD is Maryland’s largest, most visible, and most diversified showcase for undergraduate research accomplishments – visit and learn from hundreds of team and individual presenters!

Search MCUR's database of Fall/Spring semester research opportunities

Search paid research opportunities by clicking on the "Current Students" tab or visiting our sister site, the National Scholarship Office

Maryland Center for Undergrauate Research at the Uniersity of Maryland

Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research
Phone: 301-314-6786  |  Email: ugresearch@umd.edu
1201 Marie Mount Hall, University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
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