UMBC 2005: Research-rich learning environments

The UMBC Story

This session of the PKAL seminar will present UMBC’s strategies in a historic perspective. Opening in 1966, UMBC is a relatively young institution compared to many universities and colleges. In this short time, UMBC has developed a rich tradition for involving both UMBC and non-UMBC students in its faculty research programs. Seven faculty and staff members will summarize the historic background for these traditions, as well as the principles that make the UMBC programs successful. These programs include structured opportunities for UMBC students from groups underrepresented in the sciences (Meyerhoff and MARC U*STAR) and summer and other undergraduate research experiences for undergraduates (BSURE, EMBARC and Beckman Scholars) as well as less structured opportunities for students who are not part of these formal programs.

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Presented by
  • Lasse Lindahl, Professor & Chair of Biological Sciences - University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Ralph Pollack, Professor & Chair of Chemistry & Biochemistry - University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Phyllis Robinson, Professor of Biological Sciences - University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Janice Zengel, Research Scientist in Biological Sciences - University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Kathy Lee Sutphin, Assistant Dean for Instructional Projects, College of Natural & Mathematical Sciences - University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • J. Lynn Zimmerman, Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives & Professor of Biological Sciences - University of Maryland Baltimore County
Also participating are undergraduate students Nicolas Johnson and Andrew Kohlway.