What's New?

  • PLAN TO ATTEND!  The UC Davis 28th Annual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship & Creative Activities Conference has more presenters than ever!  Over 700 undergraduates across all majors and disciplines will be presenting poster presentations, oral presentations and art and creative activity exhibits!  April 28th and 29th, 2017.  Click here for details.
  • DROP-IN ADVISING!  Have a question about undergraduate research?  Come visit us at 2300 Student Community Center, Monday through Friday, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.   
  • New workshops added! For a listing of workshops, information sessions, and other application deadlines, Click Here.

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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. 

At the Undergraduate Research Center we empower students to find research opportunities and provide you with resources to hone the skills that are vital to success as a researcher.  Explore our site to discover how to find an undergraduate research position and excel in the experience.


Dr. Kent Leach

The Undergraduate Research Pathway

Undergraduate Education