2019 Symposium

Dear Member of the UCI Faculty:

You are cordially invited to join us at the Twenty-Sixth Annual UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium to be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019, in the UCI Student Center. This year’s theme, “Undergraduate Research: Remembering & Predicting,” symbolizes the importance of past accomplishments in guiding future discoveries. We are pleased to announce that this year’s Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Marcelo A. Wood, Professor and Chair of Neurobiology & Behavior.

This stimulating day-long event provides an excellent opportunity for undergraduate students, UCI faculty and staff, parents, alumni, members of the media and the outside community to actively participate in communicating about research and creative activities in all academic fields. The Symposium gives students a rich experience in the presentation aspect of the research process through their oral and/or poster presentations and discussions.

We ask you to encourage participation by interested students who are currently involved in research, or by students who would like to learn about the work of their fellow undergraduates. The Presentation and Abstract Submission Form is due by Monday, April 22, 2019.

If you are interested in attending or participating as a panel moderator, or if you know any students who might be interested in presenting, attending, or volunteering to help with the Symposium, please contact me by E-mail: shokair@uci.edu or phone: (949) 824-4189.  

Here is the tentative schedule for the day of the Symposium:

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Registration
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Oral Presentations - Session I
10:30 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Keynote Address and Awards Ceremony
12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Lunch/Dance Performance
1:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. Poster Session
3:00 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. Oral Presentations - Session II

The UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium is sponsored by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). We look forward to seeing you at the Symposium and will continue to update you.


Said M. Shokair
Director, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

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The 2019 UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held Saturday, May 18 in the UCI Student Center. In addition to the poster and oral presentations, presenters can enjoy dance and music performances and listen to the keynote speaker. To participate, complete the Presentation & Abstract Submission Form. The deadline to submit an application is Monday, April 22, 2019.

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