LATEST INFORMATION ON THE COVID-19 IMPACT

Updated July 2, 2020

On a case-by-case basis, undergraduates are allowed to participate in campus research activities, provided they are part of an approved Research Operational Plan, adhere to the lab safety guidelines in Interim Policy 906, and take the daily symptom monitoring survey. Click here for more information regarding research ramp-up.

Until further notice, our staff are working remotely until January 2021. You can contact us by email or the MyUCLA Message Center (contact info below).  Our normal business hours will remain Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Click here to learn more info about our virtual support and resources for students and faculty.

WELCOME

The Undergraduate Research Center – Sciences serves current UCLA undergraduates and faculty in all areas of the life and physical sciences, engineering, and mathematics. Our primary mission is to promote, develop, and celebrate undergraduate student research with the overall goal of enhancing undergraduate education and preparing students, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds, for academic and research careers. We invite you to explore our website to find out more about our programs and services. We look forward to meeting you!

WHY DO RESEARCH?

Conducting research as an undergraduate is an excellent way to gain experiences and skills that will benefit you both academically and professionally, preparing you for graduate school and a wide variety of careers.

Participating in undergraduate research lets you:

  • Work one-on-one with faculty,
  • Participate in cutting-edge research projects with far-reaching impacts,
  • Make significant contributions to a field you care about, and
  • Enhance your competitiveness for high-level employment and admission to graduate and professional schools.

ABOUT US

Our primary mission is to promote, develop, and celebrate undergraduate student research, with the overall goal of enhancing undergraduate education and preparing students for careers in all areas.

Through experiencing the processes of scholarly discovery and the dissemination of their results, students become fully engaged members of the research community.

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

Meet recent UCLA graduate, Abby Thurm, who graduated with a B.S.…
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