Undergraduate Research Week 2018

Undergraduate Research Week showcases and celebrates undergraduate student research and creative projects. Open to all UCLA undergraduates engaged in research and creative projects, the week provides opportunities for students to present their work to the campus and broader community.

We are continuing an exciting new approach to Poster Day. Formerly Science Poster Day, Research Poster Day will be held jointly with our collegaues in the Undergraduate Research Center- Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. Taking place in Pauley Pavillion, Research Poster Day 2018 will showcase the research of approximately 800 undergraduate students across all majors.


Important Dates and Information

  • Students in the life sciences, physical sciences, and engineering should apply directly to Research Poster Day.
  • Undergraduate Research Week 2018 will be May 21 - 25, 2018 in Powell Library, Pauley Pavilion and other locations.
  • Applications for Undergraduate Research Week are due on April 15, 2018 via MyUCLA.
  • NOTE: Research Poster Day is part of Undergraduate Research Week, however the application for Research Poster Day is separate from from the application for Undergraduate Research Week. Both applications are due April 15, 2018.



Schedule of Events-For Full List of Events, Visit the Undergraduate Research Week Homepage

 Monday, May 21

  • Department of English Honors Thesis Showcase                                                       193 Humanities, 12:00-3:00pm
  • Research and Prestigious Scholarships Info Session and Discussion Panel
    Powell Library Rotunda, 12:00-1:30pm

Tuesday, May 22: Research Poster Day 

  • Poster session 1 - Pauley Pavilion - 1:00-2:30 pm
  • Poster session 2 - Pauley Pavilion - 2:30-4:00 pm

Wednesday, May 23

  • Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Oral Presentations
    UCLA Luskin Conference Center, 10:00 am-3:00 pm
  • Ecology and Evoluntionary Biology Annual Biology Research Symposium                  Hershey Hall Cortile and 159 Hershey, 2:00-5:00 pm
  • Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Reception and Awards Ceremony
    Powell Library Rotunda, 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
  • Astin Civic Engagement Scholars Presentations
    Alumni Center, Collins Room, 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Thursday, May 24

  • McNair Research Scholars Senior Presentations
    Powell Library Rotunda, 9:00 am-3:00 pm

  • Science Speaks Student Research Symposium
    Kerckhoff Grand Salon, 11:00 am- 1:00 pm
  • UCLA Library Prize for Undergraduate Research Reception
    Powell Library Rotunda, 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Friday, May 25

  • Sciences, Engineering, and Mathematics Reception and Dean's Prize Ceremony
    Powell Library Rotunda, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

How to Apply
For more information on ways to participate during Undergraduate Research Week, visit the Undergraduate Research Week main page.

For information about Research Poster Day applications, visit the Research Poster Day webpage.

Abstract Submission Deadline to participate in Research Poster Day  April 15th.

For questions about Undergraduate Research Week, please contact:
Undergraduate Research Center-Sciences
2121 LSB
Tel: 310.794.4227
urcsem@lifesci.ucla.edu