Undergraduate Research, Scholarship & Creative Activities Conference

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CONGRATULATIONS to the 702 Undergraduates who presented their research, scholarship and creative activities on April 26th and 27th!  

Cover of URC 30th Undergraduate Research Conference Program and Abstract book.
         2019 Program and Abstract Book

We thank our co-sponsors for their generous support:

  • Student Affairs

  • UC Davis Library

  • Global Affairs

  • The Office of Undergraduate Education

We also thank the many faculty sponsors mentoring undergraduate research, the 120 faculty members who served as moderators, the Conference Organizing Committee and the many volunteers who make the Conference possible! 



Prospective Presenters:

PRIORITY Deadline for abstract submission:  Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 5:00 p.m.
FINAL Deadline for abstract submission:  Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 5:00 p.m.
Application and abstract submission site will open in early January, 2020

Check back for workshops to help you prepare a successful presentation coming Winter 2020.


About the Conference

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

Additionally, the conference will stimulate interaction between students and faculty, while encouraging undergraduates to pursue advanced degrees toward the goal of research and college teaching.

Students will present their research projects to faculty, staff and other conference participants in either an oral or poster format. The oral presentation will allow students to give a 15-minute presentation of their topic and includes time for questions. Each oral session will be moderated by a faculty member. In the poster session, students will have designed a visual poster representing their research and will be presenting their work to individual conference participants over a 60 minute session.

While participating in research provides excellent preparation for graduate study, presenting your work at this conference will further enhance your experience and become even more valuable as you are considered for admission to graduate or professional schools. Each student selected to be a presenter will be individually recognized for his/her contribution to university academic achievement.

The Undergraduate Research, Scholarship & Creative Activities Conference is organized by a campus-wide committee and chaired by Elizabeth Nuñez, Undergraduate Research Center, with support from Undergraduate Education, Student Affairs, Global Affairs and University Library.

For all questions, please E-mail us.

Abstract Books

2019 Abstract Book

2018 Abstract Book

2017 Abstract Book           2013 Abstract Book 

2016 Abstract Book           2012 Abstract Book 

2015 Abstract Book           2011 Abstract Book

2014 Abstract Book

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