2003 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
In addition to the traditional poster and oral presentations, we also encourage performing/visual arts presentations. This includes music, dance, theater, drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, and video. 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

The 2003 UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium: Research & Policy: Facts or Interpretation will be held Saturday, May 10 at the UCI Student Center. This year's theme reflects UCI's commitment to promoting an interdisciplinary approach to research and analysis, both within and beyond the academy. 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, Dr. Elizabeth Loftus, a Distinguished Professor of Social Ecology. 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 7th.

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


Symposium Guidelines


2003 Symposium Program
Chancellor's Awards

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