Research Symposium 2020

The Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Symposium provides the opportunity for undergraduates across the disciplines to share their research and creative activities with the UCR community.

200 students are sharing their impressive research in oral or poster presentations or artistic exhibitions.  Due to the spring 2020 pandemic, our students have risen to the challenge and their pre-recorded presentations are available from May 18 - May 29th. We encourage you to view as many of the presentations as you can and provide meaningful and thoughtful feedback and comments for the students. 

List of Presentations

To view the presentations, please click on the college link below. Once you are at the UCR GoReact site, you will need to make an account in order to view any presentations.


Video of Support from Chancellor Wilcox 

Presentation Links by College

Concurrent Sessions

Combined with our undergraduate presentations, the following community partners are presenting on research-related topics all week. Recordings will be posted after each session is completed.

Symposium SE and the ARC

Monday, May 18, 2pm - 3pm

'Research Scholarship Opportunity: NSF GRFP'

Presented by: The Office of Student Engagement, Gladis Herrera-Berkowitz, Director, and The Academic Resource Center, Jennifer Kavetsky, Writing Center Coordinator

NSF GRFP awards over $100,000 to future leaders in science and engineering who are pursuing research-based masters and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and in STEM education. Come learn how to prepare for this award.

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Symposium Physics

Monday, May 18, 4pm - 5pm

'Research Scholarship Opportunity: DAAD'

Presented by: Dr. Boerge Hemmerling, Assistant Professor, Physics

DAAD fully funds research & study in Germany. Come learn how to build international connections with your research.

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HPAC Presentation - Symposium

Tuesday, May 19, 10am - 10:45pm

'Research Opportunities and Tracks within Health Professions Programs'

Presented by: The Health Professions Advising Center Director, Charlie Scruggs

This presentation will spotlight various research opportunities across many health professions programs. The presenter will talk about how to research various graduate health professions programs to gain a better understanding of how some (MD/DO, DDS, DVM, Ph.D., etc.) degree programs are structured to allow students to incorporate learning across academic, clinical and research experiences.

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Symposium Presentation

Tuesday, May 19, 3pm - 4pm

'How to Get Involved in Research'

Presented by: UCR students Vicente Robles and Bryce Dayap

Learn how to connect to research and what to expect as a first-time researcher. 

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Symposium First Gen

Wednesday, May 20, 1pm - 2pm

'Getting Started in Research: First-Gen Students Share Their Story'

Join several first-generation undergraduates as they share their stories about working up the courage to talk to a professor, email asking if there are research roles, and chatting up faculty during office hours to find opportunities to get undergraduate research experience. Find out how they started out, how it benefits them today, and what they wish they would have known before they started in research!

Student Presenters: Marco Bravo, Hailey Levi, and Tyler Smith

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Symposium Ed Abroad

Wednesday, May 20, 2:30pm - 3:30pm

'Research Opportunities Abroad'

Presented by: Education Abroad, Dr. Karolyn Mace Andrews, Director

Learn about research abroad opportunities through the UCR Faculty-Led Education Abroad Program (FLEAP)! Student panelists from FLEAP 2019 will share their research abroad experience, and staff from the UCR Education Abroad Office will share how to get started.

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Symposium Career Center

Thursday, May 21, 11am - 11:45am

'Leveraging your Research into the Job Search'

Presented by: The Career Center, Charlie Rodnuson and Kristen Roberts 

Come learn from the Career Center how you can effectively communicate your research experience when applying for opportunities and how your experiences translate to qualities that employers are looking for!

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Symposium ARC

Thursday, May 21, 11am - 11:50am

'Discussing Your Research in Graduate School and Scholarship Applications'

Presented by: The Academic Resource Center, Jennifer Kavetsky, Writing Center Coordinator

Join the ARC's Writing Support Program to learn how to discuss your research in applications for graduate school, professional school, and scholarships/fellowships.

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Psych Symposium

Thursday, May 21, 2pm - 5pm

R'PSYC 2020 is the 2nd Annual Undergraduate Research Conference for UCR psychology students and experts to present their research online. Our keynote speaker this year is Kate Sweeny, Ph.D., who is a Teresa and Byron Pollitt Endowed Term Chair. All students are invited and encouraged to bring family and friends to share their accomplishments.

Register for this Event



Symposium UCLA

Tuesday, May 26, 1pm - 2:30pm

'Funding your Graduate Studies'

Presented by: UCLA Graduate Division, Cherie Francis, Fellowship Services Coordinator

There’s money out there for your graduate studies, whether for a master’s, professional master’s, or doctoral degree. You just need to know when, how, and where to apply. This presentation offers you tips and resources to begin your search.

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Symposium SE

Wednesday, May 27, 5pm - 6pm

'Research Scholarship Opportunities: Fulbright Scholars'

Presented by: The Office of Student Engagement, Gladis Herrera-Berkowitz, Director

Fulbright offers fully-funded opportunities to teach English, research, or study in over 160 countries. Come learn how to prepare for this award opportunity.

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