Welcome from the Division of Undergraduate Education

May 15, 1999

Dear UCI Community and Guests:

We are very honored to welcome you to the Sixth Annual UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium. It is our pleasure to provide our undergraduate students with the opportunity to present their research and creative accomplishments to their peers, faculty and the greater community. These activities are the result of the devotion and commitment to excellence of both the undergraduate students and their faculty mentors. The Symposium is a celebration of this interaction and achievement.

As one of the nation’s leading research universities, UCI is dedicated to enhancing undergraduate student education through the incorporation of classroom knowledge and practical application. By participating in faculty-mentored research projects, students not only expand their knowledge of the subject matter they are researching, but they also contribute greatly to the overall academic excellence of this campus. The research experiences of the students presenting today will help to better prepare them for future academic and professional success.

We are proud that the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) in the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) has been able to assist students directly in their pursuit of academic achievement. Many of today’s presenters have received research assistance and funding from UROP, the organizer of today’s Symposium. UROP’s dedication to undergraduate education and research can be seen through it’s many components. These include advising undergraduate students on research opportunities both on and off-campus, funding undergraduate research projects, hosting the UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium, and publishing the UCI Undergraduate Research Journal.

We thank you for your support of the undergraduate researchers presenting today. Your encouragement has greatly added to their success. We look forward to the continued achievement of these outstanding students and hope that you enjoy today’s program.


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James N. Danziger
Dean, Division of Undergraduate Education
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Said M. Shokair
Director, UROP