JOIN US FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH WEEK 2021

Undergraduate Research Week is a week-long celebration of undergraduate research and creative inquiry at UCLA. Students from all disciplines at every stage of the research and creative process gather to share their innovative and impactful work with the UCLA community at events such as the Undergraduate Research & Creativity Showcase. Now in its eighth year, Undergraduate Research Week is UCLA’s largest undergraduate conference.

Undergraduate Research Week will be hosted on the Undergraduate Research Week website from May 24-28, 2021. The Undergraduate Research & Creativity Showcase, our premier event featuring hundreds of live student presentations, will be held live on May 25. In-person events including Research Poster Day, the Oral Presentations, and the Multimedia Salon will return in 2022.

Visit the Undergraduate Research Week website for detailed information about UCLA’s largest undergraduate conference, including how to participate, guidelines for presenters, upcoming events, and more.

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH & CREATIVITY SHOWCASE: TUESDAY, MAY 25, 2021

The Undergraduate Research & Creativity Showcase is UCLA’s largest event featuring  research and creative inquiry produced by students. Hundreds of students will gather on the Undergraduate Research Week website to share their work on student-initiated and faculty-led research and creative projects in livestreamed panels on May 25 and as recorded presentations and multimedia throughout the week.

Recorded video presentations and creative exhibits will be shared with the general public and campus community throughout Undergraduate Research Week (May 24 – 28, 2021). Livestreamed presentations will feature panels of 4-5 students, followed by a Q&A with the audience during each 80-minute session on Tuesday, May 25:

  • Presentation Session A: 12:30-1:50 PM
  • Presentation Session B: 2:00-3:20 PM
  • Presentation Session C: 3:30-4:50 PM

Apply to Participate: Abstracts and Artist Statements due by April 15

All students are encouraged to share their research and creative projects at the Showcase. Students must submit an abstract or artist statement by 11:59 PM on April 15, 2021 to participate in the Showcase.

Click here to find out more about how to apply, presentation mediums and guidelines, and what to expect.

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH WEEK AWARDS CEREMONY: FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2021

Join us for the virtual Undergraduate Research Week Awards Ceremony from 2-3:30 pm on Friday, May 28, as we celebrate the accomplishments of UCLA’s undergraduate student researchers and announce Dean’s Prize, Faculty Mentor Award, and Library Prize for Undergraduate Research winners. The Awards Ceremony will be hosted on the UCLA Library Facebook page via Facebook Live.

ADDITIONAL EVENTS

In addition to the Undergraduate Research & Creativity Showcase and Undergraduate Research Week Awards Ceremony, departments and programs across UCLA are celebrating Undergraduate Research Week with online exhibitions, poster sessions, and presentations of their students’ research and creative work. We invite you to join us for these virtual departmental events.

SUPPORT UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AND CREATIVE INQUIRY

Undergraduate Research Week T-Shirts are available with a designated gift to our annual SPARK campaign, with donations supporting the work of the Undergraduate Research Centers. T-Shirts are available for a donation in April and May 2021.

QUESTIONS?

Undergraduate Research Center –
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
A334 Murphy Hall
Monday through Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Tel: 310.825.2935
Fax: 310.267.5515

For Research Week inquiries: urweek@college.ucla.edu
For all other inquiries: urhass@college.ucla.edu