Participating in undergraduate
research at UCI has been immeasurably beneficial to me. Besides
enhancing my own skills and confidence, I was able to work closely
with amazingly talented people, both professors and other students.
I felt I was in the process of making a true difference in both
academic and social settings. It inspired me to apply classroom
knowledge in real-world situations, which both validated and at
times called into question my previously held theories and beliefs.
Finally, my research experience gave me a competitive edge in the
application process for graduate school.