2024 Activities

Please check below for selected activities in our 2024 REU program. The online meetings will be conducted in the Team space in Webex.

Program dates: Monday, June 10 – Friday, August 02, 2024


Regular Internal Meetings on Research Progress


  • Daily morning meeting of all participants, GAs (graduate assistants), and faculty mentors. These meetings are also used for social, ice-breaker, and getting-to-know-each-other activities as well as for the professional development program meetings with VIP visitors (see below) and discussions of general interest (such as on LaTeX or feedback on CVs/resumes).
  • Daily research progress discussion with mentor and RA for each team
  • Weekly research progress discussion with external collaborator(s) for each team
  • Weekly research progress presentation by each team on Friday afternoon to end the week


Internal Discussions and Activities


  • Graduate school preparation and academic integrity
  • Paper writing and publishing
  • Demonstration LaTeX and Overleaf
  • Feedback on each student’s resume or CV (= curriculum vitae)


Invited Talks from UMBC Leaders


  • Date TBA: visit by Dr. Valerie Sheares Ashby, University President, UMBC
  • Date TBA: visit by Dr. Manfred van Dulmen, Provost and Senior Vice President, UMBC
  • Date TBA: talk by Dr. Vandana Janeja, Chair, Information Systems Department, UMBC
  • Date TBA: talk by Dr. Karl Steiner, Vice President for Research, UMBC
  • Date TBA: talk by Dr. Andrea Kleinsmith, Acting Associate Dean for Research, College of Engineering and Information Technology, UMBC
  • Date TBA: visit by Dr. Animikh Biswas, Chair, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, UMBC
  • Date TBA: visit by Dr. William LaCourse, Dean of the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences
  • Date TBA: talk from Dr. Janet C. Rutledge, Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School, UMBC


Participating External Activities Organized by UMBC Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program



08/TBA/2024: optional poster participation in the 27th Annual Summer Undergraduate Research Fest at UMBC


Date TBA: optional oral presentation and participation in the REU Symposium, a session on undergraduate research collocated at a major international conference, see the REU Symposium tab above.