News:

  • Congratulations to the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research recipients!
  • The UC Davis 28th Annual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship & Creative Activities Conference had more presenters and attendees than ever!  Over 700 undergraduates across all majors and disciplines presented poster presentations, oral presentations and art and creative activity exhibits! Pictures coming soon!
  • Mark your calendars for Undergraduate Research Week:  October 9-13, 2017.  Stay tuned for our upcoming schedule of events!
  • 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. 

The Undergraduate Research Pathway