Mentorships for Undergraduate Research Participants in the Physical and Mathematical Sciences (MURPPS)

MURPPS is a UC Davis undergraduate mentoring program designed to increase the number of underrepresented students who pursue graduate studies in the physical and mathematical sciences by offering students the chance to work with professors on research projects relevant to their major. The goal of MURPPS is to help create a diverse post-graduate population in the Physical and Mathematical Sciences.

MURPPS Program Director: Richard T. Scalettar, 409 Physics-Geology

MURPPS Program Coordinator: Lolita Nelson-Adkins, Undergraduate Research Center, 2300 Student Community Center


For the MURPPS Program, eligible students must:     

  • Test into Math 12 or higher
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Have and maintain a 2.7 UC cumulative GPA
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Be a declared MPS major. If you are an undeclared MPS major please indicate this in your student statement and why you are undeclared.

MURRPS participants agree to participate in regular meetings, events, and assignments.

Program benefits:

  • Work with a faculty mentor
  • Participate in cutting-edge research
  • Enroll in 2-unit, 2-qtr seminar
  • Graduate school prep activities
  • Tutoring services
  • Special MPS seminars
  • Summer research internships
  • Quarterly social activities

Link button to MURPPS application TO MURPPS. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Friday, September 15, 2017, 11:59 p.m.

Useful links:

Past seminars:

For more information about MURPPS, contact Lolita Nelson-Adkins, (530) 752-9684, or visit the Undergraduate Research Center, 2300 Student Community Center.