2004 Symposium

UROP sponsors The UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium, an annual event held in May that allows hundreds of undergraduates the opportunity to present their research results or creative activities in a professional setting. Any UCI undergraduate student who has conducted research is invited to submit an application and abstract, during the Call for Abstracts, which is typically in the Winter Quarter of every year. UROP and SURP fellows are required to present, however the Symposium is open to all students. The Symposium also provides the opportunity for students to attend and learn about the work of their fellow students, or simply assist to volunteer in organizing the event. Members of the larger UCI community are also invited to attend.

Poster or Oral Presentations
At the Symposium, students will present their work in either a poster or oral presentation. Posters will be set up on an easel for the duration of the day, and poster presenters will need to be at hand to answer questions about their project during the Poster Session. Oral presentations are grouped by related areas of research. Oral presenters will be allotted 15 minutes for a presentation followed by a 5-minute question-and-answer period. A faculty moderator will be coordinating each session and may also facilitate the discussion. A student volunteer will be assigned to each room to assist presenters and the faculty moderator.

Performing/Visual Arts Presentations
Most Performing Arts/Visual Arts presentations are considered Oral Presentations since they are executed in the same format: up to 15 minutes for a performance/presentation, followed by a five-minute question-and-answer period. Performing arts presentations may include creative activities in music, dance and theater, and visual arts presentations can be done in drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media, video, and film. We will try to schedule performances on stage, or we will have a TV/VCR or tape/CD player available. A table for artwork displays can be requested for the poster session as well.

Chancellor's Award
Always exciting is the awards ceremony where the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Education will be presented on the day of the Symposium. 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 (student award recipients need not be presenting at this year's Symposium to be eligible). Student recipients will receive a certificate and a small cash award and designated faculty members will also be recognized with certificates of excellence. Deans of each school, in consultation with the Associate Dean and the UROP Faculty Advisory Board member from that school, will select the faculty and student award recipients. Additionally, one faculty member will receive a substantial award for the purchase of computer equipment, and the UROP Faculty Advisory Board will select this award recipient. We invite you to view a list of these distinguished previous winners of the Chancellor's Award.

Call for Abstracts (Coming Soon!)  

The 2004 UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held Saturday, May 15. In addition to the poster and oral presentations, presenters can take part in roundtable discussions, enjoy dance and music performances, and listen to the keynote speaker. To be a participant, complete the Application & Abstract Submission Form or pick it up from the UROP Office. The deadline to submit an application is Monday, April 12, 2004.

Coming Soon...

Application & Abstract Submission Form
Letter to UCI Students
Letter to UCI Faculty
Letter to the UCI Community


Symposium Guidelines (PDF)
Sample Abstracts


2004 Symposium Program
Chancellor's Awards

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