2019 Symposium

Dear Students:

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 you, UCI faculty and staff, parents, alumni, members of the media, and the outside community to participate actively 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 encourage you to make a presentation at the Symposium or to attend and learn about the research endeavors of your fellow undergraduates. The Presentation & Abstract Submission Form is due by Monday, April 22, 2019.

Please note that UROP and SURP Fellows are required to submit an abstract and present at the Symposium; however, the event is open to all students to attend, present, or volunteer.

If you wish to volunteer to help at this year's Symposium, please e-mail: urop@uci.edu, or contact us at the UROP Office: Student Services II, Suite 2100; phone: (949) 824-4189.

If you would like to attend only, then RSVP at: http://www.urop.uci.edu/symposium/symposium_rsvp.html.

The tentative schedule for the Symposium is:

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 receiving your application, and to your presentation at the Symposium. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments. 


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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