University of California, Riverside

Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity



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Enhancing Your Educational Experience

Besides excelling academically, students can participate in hands on experiences that allow them to apply classroom knowledge to real world situations. 

Students can take advantage of attending a leading research university by participating in faculty mentored research, scholarship, or creative activity; study abroad; and internship opportunities. By optimizing these opportunities students are able to build a competitive resume that will prepare them for graduate/professional school, national and international awards, and/or to enter the work force. 

 

 

Highlights:

Celebrating Undergraduate Student Success

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) - Future leaders in academia, public policy, international business and many other fields compete each year for prestigious post-graduation fellowships. At the University of California, Riverside, the number of students seeking - and winning - these honors, is on the rise. Since 2012, UC Riverside undergraduates have received 62 highly competitive scholarships - a figure unprecedented at the campus. Read more at UCR Today





Two UCR Undergraduates Receive Fulbright Awards

UC Riverside Undergraduate Named Finalist for Marshall Scholarship

Jwyanza Hobson and Julianne Rolf are two of more than 1,900 U.S. citizens who will teach and conduct research abroad next year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to build relations between the people of the United States and the people of other countries that are needed to solve global challenges. Read more at UCR Today





National Science Foundation Awards Graduate Research Fellowships

UC Riverside Undergraduate Named Finalist for Marshall Scholarship

Six UC Riverside graduate students have won 2016 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships for having demonstrated their potential for significant achievements in science and engineering research.

Each fellowship consists of three years of support usable over a five-year period. For each year of support, NSF provides a stipend of $34,000 to the fellow, and a cost-of-education allowance of $12,000 to the degree-granting institution. Read more at UCR Today





UC Riverside Student Selected as a Gates Cambridge Scholar

UC Riverside Student Selected as a Gates Cambridge Scholar

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) – Connor Richards, a fourth-year physics major at the University of California, Riverside, has been awarded the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, one of the most prestigious international scholarships in the world.

“This is the most prestigious award for graduate study that any UCR undergraduate has ever won, and it is a great tribute to Connor that he has earned this distinction,” said Steven Brint, vice provost of undergraduate education. Read more at UCR Today





UC Riverside Undergraduate Named Finalist for Marshall Scholarship

UC Riverside Undergraduate Named Finalist for Marshall Scholarship

Connor Richards, has been named as a finalist for the Marshall Scholarship. This award is one of the most prestigious in the nation. Up to forty Scholars are selected each year to study at graduate level at an UK institution in any field of study.

As future leaders, with a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American peoples, their governments and their institutions. Marshall Scholars are talented, independent and wide-ranging, and their time as Scholars enhances their intellectual and personal growth. Their direct engagement with Britain through its best academic programmes contributes to their ultimate personal success. Read more about Connor at UCR Today.









Chancellor's Research Fellowship

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The UCR Chancellor’s Research Fellowship is designed to encourage the development of faculty mentored research and creative activity among the UC Riverside undergraduate student population. A new cohort of Fellows are selected every spring quarter. We invite you to learn more about our students in the program from our 2015 CRF Spring Reception.

The application deadline for academic year 2016/2017 is April 11, 2016.  Application Workshops will be held throughout the Winter quarter, please check the CRF site for dates.  The application will open in late Winter 2016.







Honors Convocation

Honors Convocation

In the 2014-2015 academic year, 387 students were recognized for academic excellence and service.

The 30th Annual Honors Convocation will be held on
Monday, May 23, 2016 in the University Theatre.

National Prestigious Scholarships & Awards

National Prestigious Scholarships & Awards

In 2014/2015 UCR students were recipients of two Barry Goldwater Scholarships (http://ucrtoday.ucr.edu/28414), three Donald A. Strauss Awards (http://ucrtoday.ucr.edu/29025), and three Coro Fellowships (http://ucrtoday.ucr.edu/29872).

Symposium for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

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During the Symposium, students in all disciplines — the arts, humanities, sciences, and engineering — present their faculty-mentored research and creative projects to audiences of peers, faculty and administrators. The Symposium takes place during the spring quarter. Deadline for Symposium Abstract Submission: Friday, April 1, 2016.

Undergraduate Research Journal

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The Undergraduate Research Journal (UGRJ) is an annual publication of the best faculty-mentored undergraduate research and scholarship at UC Riverside. Each selection in the journal has been peer-reviewed by the Student Editorial Board as well as the Faculty Advisory Board of UGRJ. The journal is unveiled every spring quarter. 
Submission Deadline: Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Undergraduate Research Tracking Report

The report found that 22% of enrolled undergraduates participated in faculty-mentored research and creative activities in AY2012-13. The majority of students participated through research courses and later in their academic careers (i.e., juniors and seniors). Female and underrepresented minority (URM) students participated in undergraduate research at largely the same proportion as their campus enrollment. The report offers detailed information regarding undergraduate research participation by type, college, year, gender, and race/ethnicity.

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Tel: (951) 827-2612
E-mail: ugrj@ucr.edu (Journal)
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E-mail: ugr@ucr.edu (Research)

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