RESEARCH RAMP-UP

Effective June 1, 2021, the Research Operational Plan (ROP) program is no longer required for research and creative activities, both on-campus and in the field. Click here for more information regarding research ramp-up.

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

URC-Sciences’ Update

Staff are working remotely until further notice. For general questions, contact us using the MyUCLA Message Center (info below). Our normal business hours will remain Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

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.

People

Mission

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

Meet UCLA senior, Andrew Evans, who is majoring in Ecology,…
  Meet UCLA senior, Sarah Alkidim, who is majoring in Physics,…
Meet UCLA senior, Kevin Sun, who is double majoring in Human…
Meet UCLA senior, Yeyang (Benson) Zu, who is majoring in Environmental…
Francesca DePrima is a UCLA senior, majoring in Environmental…
Meet UCLA senior, Andy Liao, who is majoring in Biology. Andy…
Meet Roni Touboul, a UCLA senior majoring in Microbiology, Immunology,…
Meet Melinda Berman, a UCLA senior majoring in Atmospheric,…
Meet Soumya Ravichandran, a UCLA senior majoring in Psychobiology.…
Meet UCLA senior, David Chung, who is majoring in Applied Mathematics…
Meet UCLA junior, Kelly Huang, who is majoring in Biology. Kelly…
Jakob von Morgenland is a senior majoring in Neuroscience and…
Meet UCLA senior, Ivan Chavez, who is majoring in Microbiology,…
Meet UCLA senior, Angela Gao, who is majoring in Mechanical Engineering.…
Meet recent UCLA graduate, Emma Dawson, who graduated this past…
Alana is a senior majoring in Mathematics and Atmospheric &…
Corisa is a senior majoring in Environmental Science with a minor…
Celine is a senior majoring Molecular, Cell, and Developmental…
Meet UCLA senior, Lindsey Fontenot, who is majoring in Microbiology,Immunology…
Meet recent UCLA graduate, Abby Thurm, who graduated with a B.S.…
Johnny Diaz is a recent UCLA graduate, majoring in Molecular,…
Carla is a recent UCLA graduate, who majored in Molecular, Cell,…