2021 UR Week Schedule

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

October 11 – October 15, LIBRARY POSTER DISPLAY: Visit the Shields Library to view academic posters. This is a great way to see what kind of research is taking place on our UC Davis campus.

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 11

 

Writing Competitive Fellowship Applications

Join Dr. Annaliese Franz to learn about submitting a competitive NSF graduate research fellowship. This workshop will provide advice for students applying this year or next year, and also useful information for other science/engineering fellowship applications.
10/11/21
Student Community Center, Meeting Room D
12:10 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Intro to Transfer Research Society

Introducing the Transfer Research Society, a student-run organization designed to support incoming and current transfers pursuing research by mitigating the information and networking gap. We will be providing an overview of our organization including who we are, what we have done, and what we have planned.
10/11/21
Dutton Hall, Room 1210
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.


TGIF Advising Office Hours

Do you have an idea – and need the $$$ to support it – that would improve sustainability practices at UC Davis? Looking for $$$ to support your sustainability-related research? Hosting an event that needs an injection of $$$ to be more green? Student representatives from the TGIF Grant Advising sub-committee are on-hand every week to give you guidance on how to craft a strong and compelling TGIF grant proposal so that you can achieve your sustainability-related goals. Take advantage of their insider knowledge and learn how to make your proposal stand out. Bring your ideas and questions to these weekly Office Hours for one-on-one guidance!
10/11/21
ZOOM: Access Zoom link via TGIF website homepage - https://tgif.ucdavis.edu/
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Meet and Greet with Undergraduate Research Ambassadors

Information and a Q&A session with a panel of Undergraduate Research Ambassadors who will share advice and their experiences as undergraduate researchers here at UC Davis. For all majors!
10/11/21
Student Community Center, Meeting Room D
3:10 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


How to Become a Psychology Researcher

Attend our faculty panel to learn how to find research positions in the Department of Psychology, the value of participation in undergraduate research, and how our undergraduate students contribute to research at UCD!
10/11/21
ZOOM: Meeting ID: 928 2578 2589
5:10 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Student Startup Center: Pitches & Popcorn:

Practice thinking like an investor. Drop-in on Mondays to watch entrepreneurs pitch their companies and then discuss the pitches to decide if you would invest
10/11/21.
Bainer Hall, Room 1123
5:10 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


How to Get an Undergraduate Research Position – FOR ALL MAJORS!

Join the URC for an interactive workshop to guide you through the steps to get an undergraduate research position. Participants of this workshop should come prepared to work as we cover best practices on how to approach faculty members about a research position. Within this active session, attendees will explore research ideas and possibilities, faculty within their research area(s) of interest, draft email(s) to faculty, and detail a contact action plan for the research position to ask.
10/11/21
ZOOM: Meeting ID: 985 9652 6454 Passcode: 554397
5:10 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Power Up – Expand Your Research with the New UC Library Search

With the new UC Library Search, students will be able to take their research to the next level by searching across 10 UC Libraries seamlessly. Students will also learn tips and tricks for searching a variety of multidisciplinary research databases and how to search Google effectively for credible sources.
10/11/21
ZOOM: https://ucdavis.zoom.us/j/92999580578?pwd=MnFiTkFaL2VET09uY2k2ODRjNzhUUT09
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12

Have work-study? Securing a PAID Research Experience

Have Work-Study? Want to get PAID for your research experience? Join the URC to learn about our NEW Work-Study Mini-Grant Matching Program!!! The URC Work-Study Mini-Grant Matching Program aims to increase paid undergraduate research positions in two ways: (1) by encouraging students with work-study awards to consider undergraduate research as their work-study placement/employment and (2) by encouraging faculty to hire students with work-study awards to work in their labs or on their research projects. This program has the potential to diversify who is engaging in undergraduate research as it is based on financial need and available to international and AB540 students. The URC will match up to 12.5% up to $500 of the 25% paid by the employer. Research areas with historically limited funding will be given priority. Funding is provided by the Office of Undergraduate Education.
10/12/21
Student Community Center, Meeting Room D
UPDATE: NOW AVAILABLE BY ZOOM:  

https://ucdavis.zoom.us/j/94928909892?pwd=OEFpZkJMK3JhQVd4WEJtWVkzaXBWQT09 
Meeting ID: 949 2890 9892
Passcode: 048730

11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.


Ask a Mentor Panel and Info Session: Research in Humanities, Arts, Cultural Studies and Social Sciences

Are you a first or second-year or new transfer humanities & social sciences student interested in research, but not sure what it looks like in your field? Come network with graduate student mentors who will be on hand to answer all your questions about getting involved in research and finding mentorship.
10/12/21
Zoom: Meeting ID: 976 3390 3483 Passcode: 836349

2:10 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Student StartUp Center: Business Development Seminar – Key Performance Indicator

s A successful entrepreneur is familiar with every aspect of starting, running, and growing their business. In the Business Development Workshop Series, we'll be covering several aspects of founding a startup - from identifying potential business opportunities to dealing with legal issues such as IP - in order to prepare the next generation of movers and shakers at UC Davis.
10/12/21
Bainer Hall, Room 1124
2:10 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Math Undergraduate Conference

Math students that have participated in research in the summer and the previous school year will be presenting their research work. Presenters will have the opportunities to discuss their unique experiences and attendees will be able to ask questions at the end of presentations. This conference is intended for Math students interested in pursuing research in Math and looking for ideas, tips and ways to get started.
10/12/21
Mathematical Sciences Building, Room 1147
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Sustainability Office Hours

Zoom informational sessions with UC Davis Sustainability staff. Come learn how Sustainability makes your institution a more sustainable place to live, work, and learn
10/12/21.
ZOOM: Meeting ID: 959 2136 2099 Passcode: SustOH
4:10 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Undergraduate Research in the Physics Department

Wondering how to get involved in Physics research as an undergraduate? What type of Physics Research is done at UCD? We are hosting an info session, with a panel of undergraduate researchers to answer all your questions.
10/12/21
Physics Building, Room 185
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.


Animal-Related Research Student Panel

This event is a student panel posted by the PSSD club. Undergraduate panelists will present and answer questions on their past/current animal related research experiences that they had while they were at UC Davis.
10/12/21
ZOOM: Meeting ID: 991 3245 4449 Passcode: 070220
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13

 

CURE-ious about CUREs?: Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE)

Course-based undergraduate research experiences (CURE) invite whole classes of undergraduates to address a research question or problem that is of real interest to the instructor teaching the course or the broader disciplinary research community. These special seminars provide students a special opportunity to make relevant discoveries, engage in iterative work, receive impactful mentorship, and share research results with stakeholders.
10/13/21
ZOOM: Meeting ID: 433 185 4259
1:10 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Germany

Learn about options for virtual and in-person research, fully funded opportunities as well as research projects with available grants and scholarships. STEM-focused opportunities as well as other fields like entrepreneurship, psychology, and music available through DAAD: German Academic Exchange Service and the Humboldt Internship Program in Berlin.
10/13/21
ZOOM: https://ucdavis.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUpd-Ggrj8rGtB45amC4iaf2ViH8iuTXaKx
10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.


Sustainability Farmers Market Tabling

UC Davis Sustainability will be at the UC Davis Farmers Market and available to tell you how UC Davis is making sustainable choices a priority, introduce you to various leadership and funding opportunities, and invite you to participate in programs like the Aggie Green Pledge.
10/13/21
West Quad
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


Learn About Sponsored Research Programs for Undergraduates

Featuring NSF LSAMP/CAMP, MCNAIR, MURPPS, MURALS and UC LEADS programs, which aim to recruit and retain diverse students (mostly STEM majors), facilitate their academic success, and encourage their transition to graduate study. Faculty-mentored research experiences play a large role in these programs and Scholars actively participate in research and professional development activities during the summer and throughout the academic year.
10/13/21
ZOOM: Meeting ID: 915 8634 4439 Passcode: 304763
3:10 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


TGIF Information Session

Do you have an idea – and the $$$ to support it – that would improve sustainability practices at UC Davis? Looking for $$$ to support your sustainability-related research? Hosting an event that needs an injection of $$$ to be more green? The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) is a student fee funded program open to students, faculty, and staff that promotes sustainable development by providing funding for student-centered projects related to sustainability. TGIF involves and educates students of all backgrounds by empowering them to develop, propose, and implement sustainable research and projects on campus. Attend our information session to learn more about TGIF and how to prepare your TGIF proposal!
10/13/21
Memorial Union, Moss Room, #334
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Information Session: Undergraduate Research in Chemistry Panel

Learn about the benefits of conducting undergraduate research in chemistry, where to look for opportunities, and how to engage faculty about their labs. We will also discuss how our labs are addressing good health, wellness, and safety under the shadow of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
10/13/21
RSVP HERE
176 Everson Hall
4:10 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Exploring Independent Research with the BioInnovation Group

The BioInnovation Group aims to increase undergraduate access to research. To do so, we offer research skills training, journal club, and research projects for students to build and expand their skills. This session will introduce students to BIG and the opportunities we offer.
10/13/21
Zoom: https://ucdavis.zoom.us/j/5691047104
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.


 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14

Have Work-Study? Securing a PAID Research Experience

RESCHEDULED TO FRIDAY! 

Have Work-Study? Want to get PAID for your research experience? Join the URC to learn about our NEW Work-Study Mini-Grant Matching Program!!! The URC Work-Study Mini-Grant Matching Program aims to increase paid undergraduate research positions in two ways: (1) by encouraging students with work-study awards to consider undergraduate research as their work-study placement/employment and (2) by encouraging faculty to hire students with work-study awards to work in their labs or on their research projects. This program has the potential to diversify who is engaging in undergraduate research as it is based on financial need and available to international and AB540 students. The URC will match up to 12.5% up to $500 of the 25% paid by the employer. Research areas with historically limited funding will be given priority. Funding is provided by the Office of Undergraduate Education.
10/14/21 RESCHEDULED TO FRIDAY! 
ZOOM: Meeting ID: 959 1840 9563 Passcode: 835546
1:10 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Research Opportunity Resource Fair: POSTPONED!  We will provide an update on new date and time when arranged!  Sorry for the delay in providing this in person event!

Join the Undergraduate Research Center for our Undergraduate Research Resource Fair! Our goal is to gather as many undergraduate research resources in one place so that students interested in learning more about undergraduate research can network with resources across campus. Our resource fair will feature sponsored research programs, student orgs and so much more! Open to all students in all majors!
10/14/21
Outdoors in front of Student Community Center
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Provost’s Undergraduate Fellowship Info Session/Q&A

Join the URC and get advice about writing and submitting a Provost's Undergraduate Fellowship. Submit a fellowship in the fall quarter to fund your research in winter, spring, and/or summer. For all majors!
10/14/21
ZOOM: Meeting ID: 915 8634 4439 Passcode: 304763
1:10 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Exploring Global Careers: Green Careers

The UC Davis Cal Aggie Alumni Association has partnered with Global Affairs to present Exploring Global Careers. Join us for the first panel of this series to network with and learn from leading professionals about what it takes to build a successful green career in their region of the world.
10/14/21
ZOOM: Register at: https://alumni.ucdavis.edu/events/exploring-global-careers-green-careers
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.


Information Session: Undergraduate Research in Chemistry Panel

The ACS Chemistry Club invites you to attend this informative discussion with faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students. Learn about the benefits of conducting undergraduate research, where to look for opportunities, and how to engage faculty about their labs.
10/14/21
RSVP HERE
179 Chemistry Building
5:10 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Take it to the Next Level: How Research Prepares you for Grad School

Join us for a workshop where we discuss the ways that doing undergrad research can make you a more competitive candidate for graduate or law school!
10/14/21
South Hall, Room 114
5:10 p.mm. – 6:00 p.m.


 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15

 

SACNAS Mentorship Program

Our goal is to promote advanced degrees in STEM specifically targeting underserved communities. This fall we are launching a mentorship program where students can learn how to navigate the graduate school application process directly from graduate students. Our event will serve as an informational session, where students can apply to be matched with a mentor.
10/15/21
ZOOM:  
https://ucdavis.zoom.us/j/96143081066?pwd=NTZNU2d5NisrVlQrMmFyeTZLUzQxQT09 
Meeting ID: 961 4308 1066
Passcode: 075781
11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.


Startup Speaker Series: Pedro Goes, InEvent

Join us each Friday to talk to a mentor who’s active in the startup world, from startup CEOs to investors! Listen to their unique insight about their experiences with startups, and come with questions.
10/15/21

Bainer Hall, Room 1122
1:10 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Have Work-Study? Securing a PAID Research Experience

Have Work-Study? Want to get PAID for your research experience? Join the URC to learn about our NEW Work-Study Mini-Grant Matching Program!!! The URC Work-Study Mini-Grant Matching Program aims to increase paid undergraduate research positions in two ways: (1) by encouraging students with work-study awards to consider undergraduate research as their work-study placement/employment and (2) by encouraging faculty to hire students with work-study awards to work in their labs or on their research projects. This program has the potential to diversify who is engaging in undergraduate research as it is based on financial need and available to international and AB540 students. The URC will match up to 12.5% up to $500 of the 25% paid by the employer. Research areas with historically limited funding will be given priority. Funding is provided by the Office of Undergraduate Education.
10/15/21 
ZOOM: Meeting ID: 959 1840 9563 Passcode: 835546
1:10 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Communicating Your Research 101

Do you have great research ideas or interesting results, but want to communicate them to a wider audience? Does your family have zero clue what it is you're studying and you want to tell them about it? Do you have a poster or platform presentation that needs a bit of polishing? Join URC TA Sarah Stinson to learn how to communicate your research effectively. We will cover everything from jargon-free content to stunning visuals to the importance of tone and body language. All are welcome!
10/15/21

ZOOM: Meeting ID: 930 8601 7147 Passcode: 022603
2:10 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Feminist Research 101

Do you want to do research, but don't know where to start? Is a commitment to justice, equity, and liberation important to you? Join the Feminist Research Institute Undergraduate Board for this workshop on conducting research from a feminist and justice-oriented position.
10/15/21
Feminist Research Institute building (next to Domes, by student farm)
RSVP HERE
2:10 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


 
Please check back for any updates on locations, dates or times.
QUESTIONS:  urc@ucdavis.edu