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Since 1999, A Look Ahead provides the region’s scientific community the opportunity to visit UMBC to hear some of the nation’s top scientists discuss their transformative research.  

This symposium, which features two plenary speakers and a faculty poster session, benefits both the UMBC and Maryland’s scientific community. A Look Ahead is offered free of charge due to the generosity of its annual sponsors.

A Look Ahead is hosted annually by UMBC’s College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences (CNMS). The five CNMS departments train hundreds of undergraduates and graduate students each year and conduct breakthrough research in collaboration with Federal agencies, partner institutions, and science, bioscience, and biotechnology companies around the world.

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The Department of Biological Sciences
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
The Department of Marine Biotechnology
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics
The Department of Physics