Undergraduate Research Week

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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Shields Library Student Poster Displays

October 9 – 13, 2017
Shields Library-First Floor
Stop by anytime to see a display of undergraduate student research posters.  These are great examples of important research that is going on across campus.
Contact:  Roberto Delgadillo, rdelgadillo@ucdavis.edu

Monday, October 9, 2017

Get Involved with Chemistry Research

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Tabling Event in front of Rock Hall – Meet our Peer Advisors and and Chem Club officers to learn about Chemistry Research!
Contact: Perry Gee, prgee@ucdavis.edu

How to Get Involved in Research for International Students

1:10 – 2:00 p.m.
Meeting Room D, Student Community Center
Learn strategies on how to get involved on a research project with a UC Davis faculty member.
Contact: Tori White, vmwhite@ucdavis.edu 

Psychology Undergraduate Research Open House

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Room 166, Young Hall

The open house features a short presentation on research, a panel discussion, and the opportunity to meet with faculty who are looking to recruit undergraduates for their laboratories.
Contact: Professor Karen Bales, klbales@ucdavis.edu

Research Showcase Featuring Students in CAMP, MCNAIR, MURPPS, and UC LEADS

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Meeting Room D, Student Community Center
Current research participants will speak about their program experiences, and will showcase their posters.
Contact: Lolita Adkins, lrnelson@ucdavis.edu

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 

How to Get Involved in Research

10:00 – 10:50 a.m.
Meeting Room D, Student Community Center
Learn strategies on how to get involved on a research project with a UC Davis faculty member.
Contact: Tammy Hoyer, tahoyer@ucdavis.edu 

Get Involved with Chemistry Research

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Tabling Event in front of Rock Hall – Meet our Peer Advisors and and Chem Club officers to learn about Chemistry Research!
Contact: Perry Gee, prgee@ucdavis.edu

Research Experience and Applying to Graduate School

2:10 - 3:00 p.m.
Room 114, South Hall
Learn how conducting research makes you a competitive applicant for graduate school.
Contact:  Annalisa Teixeira, ateixeira@ucdavis.edu

How to Publish as an Undergraduate

4:10 – 6:00 p.m.
Meeting Room E, Student Community Center
Learn from Dr. Matt Oliver, Writing Across the Curriculum -- University Writing Program, how to submit a paper for publication in professional journals.  This is the first workshop in the “How to Publish” series.
Contact: Tammy Hoyer, Undergraduate Research Center, tahoyer@ucdavis.edu

MPS Undergraduate Research Night 

5:10 - 6:30 p.m.
De Carli Room, Memorial Union (2nd Floor)
Come hear from faculty and current undergraduate students doing exciting research in Mathematical and Physical Sciences!  Question and Answer session to follow presentation.
Contact: Rachel De Los Reyes, radelosreyes@ucdavis.edu

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 

Involvement Fair

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
West Quad
Undergraduate researchers from the Undergraduate Research Center will be tabling on the west quad to answer questions about how to get started in research.  Learn what the benefits of research are for your professional development.
Contact: Undergraduate Research Center, urc@ucdavis.edu

Undergraduate Research Week – Research Tabling Event

4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Meeting Room D, Student Community Center
14 tables will be set up so you can individually talk with experts on undergraduate research program involvement.  There will also be representatives from the Institutional Review Board, Goldwater Scholarships, and Technology Management & Corporate Relations.  Undergraduates interested in research can stop by and talk to experts on how to get involved in research and find out about sponsored research programs, intellectual property and technology transfer and the Institutional Review Board and much more!  Enter our raffle for a chance to win prizes!
Contact: Tammy Hoyer, tahoyer@ucdavis.edu

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Green Initiative Fund Information Session

12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Eco-Hub Lawn (next to Silo)
Find out about NEW The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) and undergraduate research proposals. TGIF has approximately $200,000 to award for sustainability projects and research in the 2017-2018 academic year. Come learn how you can propose a grant or how you can conduct sustainability research.
Contact: Allen Doyle, apdoyle@ucdavis.edu,  Office of Sustainability

Undergraduate Research in Chemistry Panel Discussion

4:10 - 7:00 p.m.
Meeting Room D, Student Community Center
Talk with undergraduates, graduate students and faculty about what research is like and how to become involved!
Contact: Perry Gee, prgee@ucdavis.edu

Seed Central Consortium Meeting

2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
ARC
Undergrads, come and see other undergrads presenting research and learn about internship possibilities!  Organizers will discuss how to establish communication channels allowing undergrads to focus their research projects on real industry needs.
Contact:  Subra Muralidharan, submural@ucdavis.edu

Friday, October 13, 2017

How to Make an Effective Poster

12:10 – 1:00 p.m.
Meeting Room D, Student Community Center
Expert poster-maker Ben Plourde will share ideas about how to make effective posters and will show sample posters to critique.
Contact: Ben Plourde, URC Program Coordinator, btplourde@ucdavis.edu

Provost’s Undergraduate Fellowship Information Session

12:10 – 1:00 p.m.
Undergraduate Research Center Conference Room
2300 Student Community Center
Join us at this information session about tips on how to write a strong grant proposal to get up to $1,800 in research funding.
Contact:  Tammy Hoyer, tahoyer@ucdavis.edu