Undergraduate Program

Why Join?

Here's what Spring 2018 graduates said about QUEST:

"Getting really involved with QUEST truly helped to shape my career path and find a great group of friends. I love the hands-on experience of every class and having faculty/staff that are approachable and extremely knowledgable." 

Students 

 Students

"QUEST helped me develop intangible skills and values that can be applied to any career and project. I also enjoyed working with other like-minded but diverse individuals for semester long periods. The courses really helped me understand the fact that everyone looks at the world in their own lense and taking the time to understand other's perspectives (especially those I disagree with) can only benefit me in the long run."

"I have enjoyed the ability to work with an incredibly talented group of people who not only want to succeed but are also willing to help other team members to no end."

Students 

Students

"QUEST gave me the opportunity to collaborate with some of UMD's brightest and most ambitious undergraduates."

"I enjoyed working on teams in class-- best teams of any undergraduate class I've taken."

 Students

Students

"I really liked the diversity QUEST has brought to my education - learning about all of these techniques was a nice complement to my degree."

"QUEST is a wonderful community, with extremely supportive faculty and staff. Students are generally motivated and disposed to supporting each other. I have felt lucky to be a part of the program and see so many aspects, from the courses to mentoring a cohort to being involved in a student org."

 Students

Students

"I've loved the project experience! The opportunity to work on a non-academic project with tangible results, in a school environment, is hard to come by during college." 

"The community made a big school feel small." 

 Students