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Undergraduate Research Photo Contest Winner!

October 16, 2018

Congratulations to our first undergraduate research photo contest 1st place winner, Nicole Chanel!  

Nicole is a Textiles & Clothing major working on textile strength.  In addition to lunch with our new Associate Director, Dr. Elizabeth Nuñez and a $25 Amazon giftcard, Nicole wins a #urc t-shirt - another textile for her to test!

Harold Marin

December 29, 2019

HAROLD MARIN, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2016
Undergraduate Faculty Mentor: Dr. Frank McNally
Research Title: F-actin prevents interaction between sperm DNA and the oocyte meiotic spindle in C. elegans
What is your hometown and state, and where are you now?  Stockton, CA - Current Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Publications: Panzica, M. T. et al. J. Cell Biol. 216, 2273–2282 (2017)

Titus Garrett

December 29, 2019

TITUS GARRETT, BS-Civil Engineering-06/2017-UC Davis-Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Deangelo Wooley

August 30, 2019
DEANGELO WOOLEY, Senior, Physics, 2019

Research Program: MURPPS
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Bob Svoboda, Physics    
Post Doc Mentors:  Dr. Vincent Fischer and Dr. Leon Pickard
Research Title:  Scintillator Calibration with a Radioactive Source
Hometown: Fontana, CA
Three words to describe me: gung-ho, silly, considerate

What are your future plans and/or goals?

I plan to continue my research with my group, and further help them with the experiments they're working on.

Student Manages Pain with Paint

August 22, 2019

Sid Ganesh, one of the exhibitors at the 30th Annual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship & Creative Activities Conference Art and Design Exhibit on April 26th, 2019 shares how her experience as a co-director of the Joan Viteri Memorial Clinic has influenced her art and her research.  Learn more about her story and see more of her watercolor series "The Art of Harm Reduction" in the full article posted by Greg Watry for the College of Biological Sciences.

Medalist Joleen Cheah Stretches Cells and Her Capabilities

July 31, 2019

The Winner of the  Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research in June 2019 and the Hanson Family Undergraduate Research Publication Award in 2018, among many other accolades, Joleen Cheah began working in the Yamada lab as a Freshman and is moving on to Stanford University for her PhD.  Learn more about her journey and her passion for mechanobiology in this article posted by Greg Watry:  

Green Fellowships Available - Deadline Nov. 4!

October 30, 2018

Green Fellowships are available to fund projects exploring fifty years of student-led advancement of social justice, sustainable technology, and environmental sustainability at UC Davis.  Two Green Fellows will be selected and will receive $4,000 each this academic year. This funding is to inspire students to implement a project about the history of social justice and environmental sustainability at UC Davis.

Introduction To Research is Open to Any Major!

October 29, 2018

So, you are at a UC.  Have you ever wondered what it means to be at a research university?  Do you know how the UC environment offers advantages to help you reach your career goals?  Do you want to know more about how to do research with a faculty mentor?  You need to take this class!  BIM 88V!
This class will:

Undergraduate Research Photo Contest 2nd Place Winner!

October 16, 2018

Congratulations to our 2nd-place photo contest winner, Karina Targos!

Karina is a 4th-year chemistry major working in organic synthesis, and her favorite part of working with specialized instruments like this very big magnet! Karina wins a URC t-shirt and a $25 Amazon gift card, which includes a very tiny magnet.

Undergraduates: Sign up for the Mentor-Mentee Program!

September 20, 2018

Program alumnus (MMP 2-15-16) and graduating senior, Matt Hanna won two distinguished awards in 2018 for his excellence in research: the John and Lyn Lofland Award for Undergraduate Research and the Outstanding Senior Award for Sociology.  Matt Hanna also presented "Suicide by Cop: A Sociological Study of Comparative Cases” at the Undergraduate Research, Scholarship & Creative Activities Conference.

URC Programs Seeking Participants

September 12, 2018

The California Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP) and Mentorships for Undergraduate Research Participants in the Physical and Mathematical Sciences participants completed their Summer Program of faculty-mentored research and enrichment activities by presenting their work at the 2018 CAMP & MURPPS Summer Symposium on August 17, 2018.  Guests were treated to the following research presentations: