The 30th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

will be held in mid-May 2023. Date TBD.

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) hosts the UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium, an annual event held in May, that offers hundreds of undergraduates the opportunity to present the results of their research or creative activities in a professional setting. The Symposium includes poster, oral, and performing/visual arts presentations from students, guest speakers, and an awards ceremony.

2023 Symposium information will be posted here by January 2023.

Highlights from the 2022 Symposium

We were excited to host over 500 presentations made by 765 undergraduate students in May 2022! Click on the image below to see student profiles and highlights of their presentations. We congratulate these student researchers and celebrate their accomplishments!

Corporate Engagement

 

The Undergraduate Research Symposium offers a unique way for Industry Colleagues to learn about UCI.  Gain 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. For more information, visit our Corporate Relations website.

Why Undergraduate Research Is Important

  • We believe that engaging in the research process is one of the best ways for students to discover their interests and proceed with confidence into their future.
  • We encourage all UCI students to get involved in research because it helps them gain valuable skills regardless of the type of profession or academic undertakings they wish to pursue after graduation.
  • We encourage students to take an active role in their academic development. The success of the annual UROP Undergraduate Symposium proves that empowering students to take charge of their education leads to improved academic and professional outcomes.

Student Testimonials 

 

“The research symposium is a great platform for us students to present our research findings and educate others while doing so. I enjoyed attending the Symposium to learn about others’ research projects, and I also enjoyed sharing my project.”

Hannah

Nursing Science

“The opportunity to present my research findings at the Symposium allowed me to complete the scientific method for my honors research project. My presentation was not only a culminating experience for my academic career at UC Irvine but also the beginning of my research career. This opportunity has prepared me for the next step in my academic and scientific journeys.”

Nicolas Gutierrez III

Criminology, Law and Society

“I would like to thank the faculty that set up this year’s Symposium for giving us students the opportunity to present our research work and findings, even though it was not set up in the traditional format due to Covid-19. I greatly appreciate all the mentors who guided and supported my undergraduate research. The time I spent by being involved in academic research transformed my mindset toward future academic endeavors, my character, and my overall professional development.”

Elliott Einstein

Biological Sciences