2002 Symposium

The UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium, held on May 11th, was an exciting and enjoyable showcase for undergraduate achievement in all disciplines. The Symposium’s theme, "The Undergraduate Research Experience: Perception & Reality," reflects the commitment UC Irvine has made in making the success of the undergraduate research experience a reality. More than 350 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. Donald Hoffmann, Professor in the Department of Cognitive Science, 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.

Symposium Program

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:

"Let me join all the other voices commending you for your outstanding job on the Symposium. 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 also impressed by the high level of organization and attention to details that characterized the whole day. Congratulations on another astounding success-you outdo yourself each year." — Faculty


"I had an amazing experience participating in this year's Symposium. I wish for all students to have the opportunity to do undergraduate research. My family and invited friends had a great time and found attending the Symposium to be a very rewarding experience. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to undergraduate research at UCI. I am honored and proud to have been part of this beautiful UCI tradition. Thank you UROP and UCI!" — Student


"Thank you for including us in this outstanding showcase of undergraduate research. The entire Symposium was brilliantly organized. The presenters were well prepared and very knowledgeable. Please keep going with the outstanding dedication you have demonstrated and congratulations to your faculty and students. Thank you for inviting us." — Guest


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