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Education

Education is a key part of the IRC’s mission. Many of our projects have been research to expand the vocabulary of educational media for the public such as Mapping Memory,Early Baltimore, Cranes In Motion, Science on a Sphere. Some, such as The Fieldtrip Project, seek to innovate education policy and pedagogy. As important, however, is that the creation of those works was a unique educational experience for the students who helped make them.

Over the past two decades over 140 undergraduates and over 50 graduate students, from 15 different UMBC departments have contributed to IRC projects.

Undergraduate interns and graduate research assistants conduct a large portion of the work the IRC does.

Students develop portfolios of work that involve collaboration and professional-level results making them more competitive in the job market. IRC research experiences complement the learning that happens in the classroom. Students get the special sense that they are part of something bigger than themselves. They are part of the discussion about how projects will be developed from the moment they join the center. Their ideas, creativity, knowledge, skills and abilities are critical for projects, and they expand considerably when pressed into service for research that can have impact out in the world beyond the university.

Current Students

    Undergraduate Students

  • Jennifer Boateng, Global Studies
  • Justin Cooper, Visual Arts
  • Christopher Hamer, Mathematics
  • Aniebiet Jacob, Computer Science
  • Adith Maheshwari, Computer Science
  • Camille Ollivierre, Visual Arts
  • Christopher Young, Computer Science

    Graduate Students

  • Frank Anderson, LLC
  • Danielle D’Amico, IMDA
  • Alexander Sievers, History
  • Shawn Squire, Computer Science
  • Kirubel Tolosa, Information Systems
  • Amelia Voos, IMDA
  • Dorsa Ziaei, Computer Science

Alumni

    Undergraduate Students

  • Ivan Figgs, 2020, Visual Arts
  • De’Andrea Harmon, 2020, Visual Arts
  • Rachel Hefferzinger, 2020, Visual Arts/Computer Science
  • Tristan King, 2020, Computer Science
  • Ata Chaudhry, 2019, Visual Arts
  • Emily Eaglin, 2019, Visual Arts
  • Dymond Elliott, 2019, Psychology
  • Daniel Engbert, 2019, Computer Science
  • Kaiia Heck-Coleman, 2019, History
  • Mario Moya, 2019, Visual Arts
  • Atijavansa Ok, 2019, Computer Science
  • Toluwanimi Oyediran, 2019, Computer Science
  • Brian Seipp, 2019, Computer Science
  • Xavier Harris, 2018, Computer Science
  • Shannon Irwin, 2018, Visual Arts
  • Caitlin Koenig, 2018, Computer Sciences
  • Tomas Loayza, 2018, Visual Arts
  • Sara Masoudi, 2018, Computer Science
  • Maxwell Poole, 2018, Computer Science
  • AliceJoy Thomas, 2018, Media & Communication Studies
  • Celestine Wong, 2018, Computer Science
  • Teng Yang, 2018, Visual Arts
  • Allen Bryan, 2017, Visual Arts
  • Everett Burris, 2017, Theatre
  • Kevin Chu, 2017, Computer Science
  • Elias Guzman, 2017, Media and Communication Studies
  • Man Wa Mo, 2017, Computer Science
  • Benjamin Nace, 2017, Computer Science
  • Paul Oh, 2017, Visual Arts
  • Mark Murnane, 2016, Computer Engineering
  • Yaakov Weinstein, 2016, Visual Arts
  • Heinz Adjakwah, 2015, Dance / HAPP
  • Boris Boiko, 2015, Computer Science
  • Andres Camacho, 2015, INDS
  • Emily Ferguson, 2015, Visual Arts
  • Calvin Kumagai, 2015, Visual Arts
  • Jeremy Neal, 2015, Computer Science
  • Tenji Tembo, 2015, Computer Science
  • Anna Vikhlyayeva, 2015, Visual Arts
  • Wallace Brown, 2014, Computer Science
  • Deborah Firestone, 2014, Visual Arts
  • Annette Horan, 2014, Visual Arts
  • Charles Mason, 2014, Visual Arts
  • Cameron Smith, 2014, Geography
  • Daniel Weber, 2014, Computer Science
  • Natalie Cheetoo, 2013, Environmental Sci
  • Christine Jeresano, 2013, Visual Arts
  • Chris Mahaffy, 2013, Visual Arts
  • Abbey Salvo, 2013, Visual Arts
  • Jessica Dang, 2012, Visual Arts
  • Brittany Flatther, 2012, INDS
  • Ela Locke, 2012, MCS/MLL
  • Stefanie Mavronis, 2012, MCS
  • Tamara Peters, 2012, Visual Arts, Computer Science
  • Ayush Pokharel, 2012, Visual Arts
  • Tyler Chase, 2011, Visual Arts
  • Max Hathaway, 2011, Visual Arts
  • Abnet Shiferaw, 2011, Visual Arts
  • Michael Bailey, 2010, Visual Arts
  • Chris Hayes, 2010, Visual Arts
  • Sean Heavey, 2010, Visual Arts
  • Camille Ollivierre, Visual Arts
  • Ofer Zmora, 2010, Visual Arts
  • Ivy Mar Flores, 2009, Visual Arts
  • David Gurzick, 2009, Information Systems
  • Shane Lynch, 2009, Computer Science
  • Courtney Slemaker, 2009, Visual Arts
  • LIndsey Schroader, 2009, Geography and Environmental Systems
  • Phillip Thomas, 2009, Visual Arts
  • Helen Zhang, 2009, Visual Arts
  • Rick Alves, 2008, Visual Arts
  • Katie Better, 2008, Visual Arts
  • Matt Davis, 2008, Visual Arts
  • Kyla Furth, 2008, History/Cultural Anthropology
  • Sam Janesko, 2008 Visual Arts
  • Adam Martin, 2008, Visual Arts
  • Jamie Nola, 2008, Visual Arts
  • Thomas Szczechowiak, 2008, Visual Arts
  • Kwabena Appiah, 2007, Visual Arts
  • Micah Betts, 2007, Visual Arts
  • Katie Chrzanowski, 2007, Visual Arts
  • Irene Colorado, 2007, Visual Arts
  • Yann-Pablo Corminboeuf, 2007, Visual Arts
  • Julian Giles, 2007, Visual Arts
  • Andre Mercier, 2007, Visual Arts
  • Timothy Mrozek, 2007, Visual Arts
  • Adam Petrone, 2007, Visual Arts
  • Dan Reese, 2007, Visual Arts
  • Beatriz Tirado, 2007, Visual Arts
  • Joelle Wojtowicz, 2007, Visual Arts
  • Darrell Elcock, 2006, Visual Arts
  • Heather Katz, 2006, Visual Arts
  • John Rouse, 2006, Visual Arts
  • Brian Tootle, 2006, Visual Arts
  • Brian Twomey, 2006, Visual Arts
  • Stephen Uithoven, 2006, Visual Arts
  • Sean Wicks, 2006, Visual Arts
  • Aaron Basch, 2005, Visual Arts
  • Anna Hansen, 2005, Visual Arts
  • Joanna Lit, 2005, Visual Arts
  • Sujan Shrestha, 2005, Visual Arts
  • Andrew Dickman, 2004, Visual Arts
  • Bryan Fox, 2004, Visual Arts
  • Chun-Shan Lin, 2004, Visual Arts
  • Peter Lindberg, 2004, Visual Arts
  • Sina Taherkhani, 2004, Visual Arts
  • Peter Yim, 2004, Visual Arts
  • Marques Young, 2004, Visual Arts
  • Fred Allen, 2003, Visual Arts
  • Jonathan Braucher, 2003, Visual Arts
  • Tim Carl, 2003, Visual Arts
  • Ryan Cartwright, 2003, Information Systems
  • Tim Farrell, 2003, Visual Arts
  • Louzolo Ganga, 2003, Visual Arts
  • Lisa Harrison, 2003, Visual Arts
  • Marianne Hayden, 2003, Visual Arts/Acting
  • Chrissy Kellog, 2003, Visual Arts
  • Dan Marsh, 2003, Visual Arts
  • Mike Robins, 2003, Visual Arts
  • Leigh Ann Rose, 2003, Visual Arts
  • Mark Toepfer, 2003, Visual Arts/li>
  • Ethan Berner, 2002, Visual Arts
  • Ben Bolin, 2002, Visual Arts
  • Sarah Kendrick, 2002, Visual Arts
  • Christina Mortenson, 2002, Visual Arts
  • Brian Resurreccion, 2002, Visual Arts
  • Sean Miller, 2001, Visual Arts
  • Nidhi Adya, 2000, Visual Arts
  • Tim Best, 2000, Visual Arts
  • Tracy Corder, 2000, Information Systems
  • Jason Higdon, 2000, Visual Arts
  • Brinton Jaecks, 2000, Visual Arts
  • Dennis Moellers, 2000, Visual Arts
  • Janet Deery, 1998, Visual Arts
  • Scott Jung, 1998, Visual Arts
  • Jeremy Dobranski, Visual Arts
  • Margaret McLaughlin, Political Science
  • Megan Taylor, Visual Arts
  • Jodi Kravetzker, Psychology

    Graduate Students

  • Jason Charney, 2020, IMDA
  • Sherella Cupid, 2020, LLC
  • Mandy Morrison, 2020, IMDA
  • Adan Rodriguez, 2020, IMDA
  • Leah Michaels, 2019, IMDA
  • Vineet Ahirkar, 2018, Computer Science
  • Jeffery Gangwisch, 2018, IMDA
  • Christopher Kojzar, 2018, IMDA
  • Samson Oni, 2018, Computer Science
  • Abhijeet Vhotkar, 2018, Computer Engineering
  • Ghazaleh Keshavarz, 2017, IMDA
  • Tahira Mahdi, 2017, Psychology
  • Jaclin Paul, 2017, IMDA
  • Celso Baldivieso, 2016, History
  • Elena DeBold, 2016, IMDA
  • Cliff Evans, 2016, IMDA
  • Jason Hughes, 2015, IMDA
  • Chaitanya Srinadhu, 2014, Information Systems
  • Kristen Anchor, 2013, IMDA
  • Gianfranco Mirizzi, 2013, IMDA
  • Steve Yeager, 2013, IMDA
  • Joseph Faura, 2011, IMDA
  • John Farrell, 2010, IMDA
  • Eric Smallwood, 2010, IMDA
  • Colleen Sullivan, 2010, Psychology
  • David Gurzick, 2009, Information Systems
  • Susan Main, 2009, IMDA
  • Bonnie Crawford, 2008, IMDA
  • Sujan Shrestha, 2008, IMDA
  • Brita d’Agostino, 2007, IMDA
  • Aaron Oldenburg, 2007, IMDA
  • Kelley Bell, 2006, IMDA
  • Chad Eby, 2006, IMDA
  • Nicole Shiflet, 2006, IMDA
  • Karen Howard, 2005, IMDA
  • Hadieh Shafie, 2004, IMDA
  • Sala Wong, 2003, IMDA
  • Mina Cheon, 2002, IMDA
  • Paula Durette, 2002, IMDA
  • Michael Baker, 2001, IMDA
  • Martine Barnaby-Sawyer, 1999, IMDA
  • Leslie Heins, 1998, IMDA
  • William-John Tudor, 1998, IMDA
  • Serena Lin Bush, 1997, IMDA
  • Claudia Herbst-Tait, 1996, IMDA
  • Tammy Knipp, 1996, IMDA
  • Keith Roberson, 1996, IMDA