UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium

UROP hosts the UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium, an annual event held in May that allows hundreds of undergraduates the opportunity to present the results of their research or creative activities in a professional setting.

All UCI undergraduate students who have conducted research are invited to submit an application and abstract during the Call for Abstracts, which is typically in late Winter Quarter each year. The Symposium also provides the opportunity for students to attend, learn about the work of their fellow students, and volunteer at the event. Members of the larger UCI community are also invited to attend.

The Symposium includes poster, oral and performing/visual arts presentations.  A highlight of the day is the awards ceremony at which the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research will be presented. An annual award since 1997, the purpose of the Chancellor’s Award is to recognize the meritorious contributions in support of undergraduate research by one faculty member, and the research accomplishments of one student from each school.

2021 Virtual Symposium

Friday, May 21, 2021
9:00 am – 4:30 pm

The year’s symposium theme is Discovering New Paths, representing the resilience of UCI undergraduates in their pursuit of research and discovery.   This all-day virtual event will focus on student engagement and discovery with activities you remember as well as new ones to explore. For instance, we will hear from students in a live, engaging virtual environment through both oral and poster presentations that highlight the wide array of research happening across all majors. We will also acknowledge the outstanding contributions of faculty and students at the Chancellor’s Awards. The event will also feature inspiring keynote presenters, and we will have opportunities for thought-provoking conversations on the topics of the today during lunch and learn sessions.

More details coming soon!

Call for Abstracts

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Corporate Engagement

The Research Symposium offers a unique way for Industry Colleagues to learn about UCI.  You will have access to view all of the presentations and network with hundreds of students and faculty from across campus. Sponsor and speaking opportunities are also available.  Contact  Michelle Aviles Foley, avilesm@uci.edu, for more information.