2001 Symposium

The UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium, held on May 12th, was an exciting and enjoyable showcase for undergraduate achievement in all disciplines. The Symposium’s theme, "Multidisciplinary Research: Breaking the Boundaries," reflects the essence of multidisciplinary and collaborative research that has come to epitomize the UCI community. Close to 300 students presented their research findings through oral and poster presentations to faculty, staff, members of the UCI and general community, and their families and friends. In addition to the presentations, participants enjoyed dance performances by our undergraduates, lunchtime faculty-led roundtable discussions, the keynote address by Dr. Thomas Carew, Bren Professor and Chair of Neurobiology & Behavior, and the presentation of the Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Research to faculty and student recipients from each school and I&CS. The day reflected UCI’s commitment to faculty-mentored undergraduate research and creative projects.


See list of all Recipients of the
Chancellor's Awards (1997-2004)

The reaction to the event was overwhelmingly positive and included such comments as:

"Congratulations on another wonderful event and on behalf of our students, thank you for making such a day of exchange, stimulation, and celebration possible. I was really impressed by our students and their research—it was a pleasure to experience their talents. I was enriched and energized by my participation. I was also impressed by the high level of organization that characterized the whole day." — Faculty


"I want to thank you for such an enriching experience. The entire Symposium was very professionally coordinated by your team. I am in awe of the amazing talents possessed by my peers and am grateful there is a forum that allows such recognition. I have attended many national conferences, and this Symposium was one of the best. I am honored and proud to have been part of this beautiful UCI tradition. Thank you UROP and UCI!" — Student

"I am very impressed by this fabulous UCI tradition. Many thanks for an outstanding program, and for all the hard work in organizing this event. I am most grateful for the efforts of the faculty members in mentoring these wonderful students. Please keep going with the outstanding dedication you have demonstrated and congratulations to your faculty and students. Students were very professional. Thank you for inviting my husband and I." — Guest


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