The Undergraduate Research Center (URC) encourages and facilitates research opportunities for UC Davis undergraduates in all majors and class levels. We offer awards and activities to support undergraduate research across the university. The URC promotes research as a high impact student experience to enhance readiness to succeed in future careers.
From scientific experiments to the scholarly analysis of literature, doing research is an ideal way to improve future career prospects. Hands-on experience can help with narrowing interests and identifying aptitudes while also providing skills that will be valued by employers and allowing for closer interaction with faculty mentors.