The La Noue Award

Patricia LanouePatricia La Noue was the Interim Director for INDS between 2000 and 2002, and appointed director from 2002 to 2012, prior to Dr. Freeland. Through her directorship, Patricia was a regular attendee at the The Association of Interdisciplinary Studies conference and continues to deeply respect the academic community from which it draws. She is also a passionate advocate for undergraduate research.


This award funds one student per year to attend the annual international conference of The Association of Interdisciplinary Studies (AIS). Includes travel, lodging, and registration expenses.


The student is selected by the end of the Spring Semester in order to attend the conference in the following fall (usually October)


To receive this award, a student must present a talk at the conference and submit the content of their talk to the The Association of Interdisciplinary Studies Newsletter, Integrative Pathways.

The Jill Wrigley Award

Jill Wrigley was known in the INDS community as a devoted faculty member, a dedicated advisor, and an inspiring professor. The Jill Wrigley Award will be awarded in honor of her memory to a student who exemplifies the service Jill embodied every day.


This is an honor and certificate that may be claimed on a student’s resume and referred to in letters of reference or other official records of achievement.


One award is made every Spring at the breakfast for graduating seniors.

Conditions: Granted to students for their contribution of service in each of three categories: service to the INDS program, service to the UMBC community and service to the community outside of UMBC.

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