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Undergraduate Research, Scholarship & Creative Activities Conference

33rd Annual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Conference Update: 

Dear Aggie Community,

We are reaching out today to share some news. Our campus community has spent much of the winter quarter “ramping up” our in-person engagement opportunities, and
it has been wonderful to witness the campus come back to life. As many of you know, along those same lines, the Undergraduate Research Center has been planning the
return to an in-person experience for our 33rd Annual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship & Creative Activities Conference. Unfortunately, we continue to see the
COVID-19 pandemic upend aspects of our lives and our research community has not been immune to this phenomenon. Many on our campus are still dealing with past and present challenges brought on by the pandemic. In addition to health and logistical challenges, like much of the world, we are also experiencing a labor shortage. While our community has banded together to minimize the resulting impacts on our student experience as much as possible, there are some features of “returning to normal” that simply cannot be executed under current conditions. For these reasons, it is with immense regret that we share the need to cancel the 33rd Annual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship & Creative Activities Conference. We simply lack the sufficient capacity to successfully provide the full, in-person conference experience that our Aggie scholars deserve. 

Our Aggie Scholar community continues to produce amazing research. While the decision to cancel the conference is disappointing, it is not indicative of the quality of
that research, rather, it reflects the continuing challenges of navigating a pandemic.  We continue to be proud of our Aggie Scholar community and look forward to bringing
this conference back to life in 2023.

Please direct questions or concerns to: 

E. Nuñez, Ed.D. 
emnuñez@ucdavis.edu
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Associate Director
Undergraduate Research Center
Undergraduate Education

Milmon F. Harrison, Ph.D.
mfharrison@ucdavis.edu
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Associate Dean
Undergraduate Education
Faculty Director, University Honors Program
Associate Professor, African American, and African Studies