Undergraduate Research Week: Schedule of Events at the Student Community Center

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Shields Library Curated Student Poster Displays
October 10 – 14, 2016
Shields Library

Monday, October 10, 2016

Beckman Scholars Program
11:00 – 11:50 a.m.
Meeting Room D, Student Community Center
The Beckman Scholars Program is a prestigious program that provides substantial monetary support for undergraduate research. The purpose of this program is to help stimulate, encourage and support research activities by exceptionally talented, full-timed undergraduate students who have the potential to be outstanding leaders of the next generation of researchers.
Contact: Dr. Jennifer Choi, jhkchoi@ucdavis.edu
How to Get Involved in Research
12:10 – 1:00 p.m.
Meeting Room D, Student Community Center
Learn strategies on how to get involved on a research project with a UC Davis faculty member. 
Contact: Tammy Hoyer, tahoyer@ucdavis.edu
California Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP) and Mentorships for Undergraduate Research Participants in the Physical and Mathematical Sciences (MURPPS)
1:10 – 2:00 p.m.
Meeting Room D, Student Community Center
CAMP/MURPPS are UC Davis undergraduate mentoring programs designed to increase the number of underrepresented students who pursue graduate studies in the STEM fields by offering students the chance to work with professors on research projects relevant to their major.
Contact: Lolita Adkins, lrnelson@ucdavis.edu

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Take it to the Next Level: How Research Prepares You for Graduate School
12:10 - 1:00 p.m.
Meeting Room D, Student Community Center
Learn what the connection is to how conducting research makes you a competitive applicant for graduate school.
Contact:  Annalisa Teixeira, ateixeira@ucdavis.edu
McNair Scholars Program and UC Leadership Excellence through Advanced Degrees (UC LEADS)
1:10 – 2:00 p.m.
Meeting Room E, Student Community Center
The UC Davis McNair Scholars Program is a two-year program funded by TRIO and the U.S. Department of Education. It is designed to encourage students from groups often underrepresented in graduate programs to pursue doctoral degrees. About 20 UC Davis undergraduates and incoming transfer students are selected each year to participate in academic year and summer activities.  UC LEADS is a two-year program designed to identify educationally or economically disadvantaged undergraduates in science, mathematics or engineering who show promise of succeeding in doctoral degree programs.
McNair Contact: Jacques Bowyer, jbowyer@ucdavis.edu
UC LEADS Contact: Lynne Arcangel, laarcangel@ucdavis.edu

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Research Experiences for Undergraduates
12:10 – 1:00 p.m.
Meeting Room D, Student Community Center
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) programs support active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects led by university faculty members. Student researchers are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel. Learn how to identify summer REU’s that you can apply for and tips and strategies on how to develop a competitive application. 
Contact:  Professor Rena Zieve, rjzieve@ucdavis.edu
Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) Program
1:10 – 2:00 p.m.
Meeting Room D, Student Community Center
The Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) program integrates undergraduate education and faculty research in a team-based environment.  It provides an immersive, collaborative, and flexible learning environment in which undergraduate students earn academic credits by participating in a research project for up to three years.  The students have the opportunity to learn and practice professional skills, experience different roles, and make substantial contributions to research projects.
Contact: Professor Subramaniam Muralidharan, submural@ucdavis.edu
Provost’s Undergraduate Fellowship Information Session
4:10 – 5:00 p.m.
Undergraduate Research Center Conference Room
2300 Student Community Center
Join us at this information session about tips on how to write a strong grant proposal to get up to $1,800 in research funding.
Contact:  Tammy Hoyer, tahoyer@ucdavis.edu

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Mentorships for Undergraduate Research in Agriculture, Letters and Science (MURALS)
12:10 – 1:00 p.m.
Meeting Room D, Student Community Center
MURALS is a pre-graduate opportunity program designed to enrich the research experience of students situationally disadvantaged in their access to graduate school.
Contact: Raynell Hamilton, rthamilton@ucdavis.edu
Educational Enrichment & Outreach Program (EEOP)
1:10 – 2:00 p.m.
Meeting Room D, Student Community Center
EEOP is an umbrella for several initiatives that support undergraduate academic achievement and undergraduate research in the life sciences.
Contact: Dr. Connie Champagne, cechampagne@ucdavis.edu
How to Publish as an Undergraduate
4:10 – 6:00 p.m.
Meeting Room E, Student Community Center
Learn from University Writing Program faculty how to submit a paper for publication in professional journals.  This is the first workshop in the “How to Publish” series.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Undergraduate Research Center Peer Advisor Drop-In Hours
12:10 – 1:00 p.m.
Meeting Room D, Student Community Center
Stop by to meet the Undergraduate Research Center’s Peer Advisors and find out how to start on a path of conducting research with a professor.