• The Student Community Center is home to the Undergraduate Research Center. Visit us on the second floor!

  • Speaker Series: Leading and Breaking Barriers in Research, Higher Education, and Industry

  • The UC Davis Undergraduate Research Journal: explorations.ucdavis.edu

  • Kristin Villanueva presents her research at the 25th Annual Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Conference

News:

  • CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2018 RESEARCH ROCKSTARS UNDERGRAD SLAM VIDEO CONTEST!  Watch our winners in action:  RESEARCH ROCKSTAR UNDERGRAD SLAM!

  • CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2018 CHANCELLOR'S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AND THE CHANCELLOR'S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MENTORING UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH RECIPIENTS

  • CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2018 HANSON FAMILY UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PUBLICATION AWARD RECIPIENTS!

  • BIG THANKS to all the students, faculty sponsors and moderators, staff and volunteers for another successful UC Davis 29th Annual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship & Creative Activities Conference! This year, close to 700 undergraduates across all majors and disciplines presented poster presentations, oral presentations and art, design and creative activity exhibits!  Program and Abstract Book

  • Did you miss any of our Leading and Breaking Barriers Speaker Series events? View the videos on our Speaker Series page!
  • ADVISING: How do you get involved in research? Get that question answered here at the URC. To set an advising appointment Email Form to URC  or stop by to make an appointment.
  • New workshops added! For a listing of workshops, information sessions, and other application deadlines, Click Here.

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Welcome!

The Undergraduate Research Center (URC) encourages and facilitates research opportunities for UC Davis undergraduates in all majors and class levels. We offer awards and activities to support undergraduate research across the university. The URC promotes research as a high impact student experience to enhance readiness to succeed in future careers.  Explore our site to discover how to find an undergraduate research position and excel in the experience.

From scientific experiments to the scholarly analysis of literature, doing research is an ideal way to improve your future career prospects.  Hands-on experience can help you narrow your interests and identify your aptitudes. If you are sure of your goals, it can provide you with skills that will be valued by employers and allow you to interact more closely with faculty mentors. 

UG Student Kate Borchardt, Grad Student Chris Nosala and faculty member Neil Hunter posing with award plaques

College of BIological Sciences Students and Faculty Honored with Chancellor's Awards for Excellence

Read their story.

Alexandra Greb in front of her Academic Poster

Discovering a Passion for Research:  College of Letters and Science Pharmaceutical Chemistry major and Chancellor's Award Recipient is a co-author on a new study exploring how allucinogenic drugs affect the structure and function of neurons.  Learn more.

The Undergraduate Research Pathway