Get involved! We host a range of activities for both undergraduate & graduate students: breakfasts, professional meetings, evening seminars, brown bag lunches, and community service projects.
What is MCFR?
MCFR is Maryland's student chapter of the National Council on Family Relations. The organization provides an opportunity for students to explore family issues, meet fellow students, and prepare for careers in teaching, research, policy analysis, or direct service to families. MCFR is open to all undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in Family Science.
MCFR’s Goals and Aims
Facilitate mentoring relationships between entering and advanced students, and undergraduate and graduate students
Provide awards for research and service work that fosters professional development in family studies and/or recognizes outstanding achievement
Host brown bag sessions that address family issues
Serve as a liaison between faculty and graduate student research projects and undergraduate research interests
Provide guidance and communications assistance for independent project teams
What does MCFR offer?
Brown bags & seminars: Hear speakers address topics of interest to MCFR members
Community service projects: Get involved in the community on member-initiated projects
Family policy projects: Explore family issues at the community, state, and national level through member-initiated projects
Research projects: Link faculty, graduate and undergraduate students together on research projects initiated by members or faculty
Awards: Recognize undergraduate student efforts.
2013-2014 MCFR Officers
President: John Hart
Vice-President: Andrew Williams
Research/Scholarship: Hoda Sana