28th Annual Undergraduate Research Sympsium

Discovering New Paths | Friday, May 21, 2021


The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) hosts the UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium, an annual event held in May that offers hundreds of undergraduates the opportunity to present the results of their research or creative activities in a professional setting. This year’s theme, Discovering New Paths, represents the resilience of UCI undergraduates in their pursuit of research and discovery. The Symposium includes poster, oral, and performing/visual arts presentations from students and guest speakers; speed-networking sessions; and an awards ceremony.

This free event draws hundreds of attendees, including undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, staff, family, friends, and other members of the community. We hope you will join us in celebrating the great accomplishments of our talented student researchers!

Registration Open!

The 28th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held Friday, May 21, 2021, from 9:00 am-4:30 pm. Register to attend this free event.








Research Topics

Research Topics Presentations are grouped into topic clusters. Clusters may include students from different majors and disciplines. View the agenda and click on a cluster name to see the research topics and presenters in that session.

Lunch and Learn

Join in the conversation on topics important to professional success. Each 30-minute session will feature one speaker addressing topics such as Work/Life Balance, Women in STEM, Non-Academic Research, and more.
Interested in being a speaker? Click here.


This year’s Symposium will include three virtual networking events held throughout the day. We will offer two structured speed-networking sessions and one open networking session after the event, so there will be plenty of opportunities to connect with other attendees!


The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program funds student research throughout the year with grants ranging from $1500 to $3000. Sponsorship of the annual symposium will help ensure that this funding can continue to support undergraduate research. Contact Michelle Foley, avilesm@uci.edu, 949-824-9831, to discuss the options below. A limited number of sponsorships are available in each category.