Undergraduate Research Center

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URC Commitment to Anti-Racism, Equity and Inclusion

The Undergraduate Research Center (URC) is committed to confronting racism and institutional oppression to create an equitable and inclusive community for students, staff, and faculty.  We honor and recognize that research, scholarship and creative activities are enhanced by contributions from individuals with various backgrounds, perspectives and experiences.
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How to Create an Effective Research Poster

Presenting a poster for a Conference? Not sure where to start or how to improve what you've started? Join this workshop for guidance and tips!
February 10, 12 - 1pm
TLC (Teaching Learning Center) 4th Floor (Writing Center)

How to Create an Effective Academic Poster

Preparing to present a research poster? Join this workshop to get you started or gain tips and guidance on one you've already started!
March 14, 9 AM PST
Student Community Center, Meeting Room D


$1,000 Library Research Prize

Dear Undergraduate Researchers:

Have you done a research project you’re particularly proud of this year? Did you use library materials or consult with someone at the UC Davis Library or DataLab as part of your research process? If so, consider applying for the library’s Lang Prize! Research papers and creative works completed in Spring 2022, Summer 2022, Fall 2022 or Winter 2023 are eligible.

Apply between January 3 and April 3, 2023.

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Get ready for the Undergraduate Research, Scholarship & Creativities Conference (URSCA)

Each year, UC Davis undergraduates in all academic fields are invited to submit an abstract and registration information to participate in the Undergraduate Research, Scholarship & Creative Activities Conference. Research projects must have been conducted under the supervision of a faculty member or professional at UC Davis. The conference is designed to acquaint undergraduate students with the process and academic rigors of presenting research in a scholarly manner and in an affirming environment.  


PRIORITY DEADLINE:  February 8, 2023, by 11:59 p.m.

FINAL DEADLINE: February 15, 2023, by 11:59 p.m.

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ICYMI:  60 Minutes - Virus hunters searching for new pathogens to help prevent another pandemic.

60 Minutes joined a team from the University of California Davis and their Ugandan partners on the search for Pathogen X.  Professor Christine Kreuder Johnson is Professor of Epidemiology and Ecosystem Health and Director of the EpiCenter for Disease Dynamics, and is leading the UC Davis team. 

Check out this Article!

UC Davis Graduate Student Recognized at SACNAS with Life Sciences Award! Check out the article here


This article was recently published by an undergraduate researcher working for the Feminist Research Institute. This new series features the voices of undergraduate students writing about their experiences doing justice and equity focused research. The inaugural piece is written by Ellie Legg.

Check it out here: Future Faces of Research | Feminist Research Institute (