Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

Friday & Saturday, May 20-21, 2022


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 Opens Winter Quarter!

The 29th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held Friday & Saturday, May 20-21, 2022.








Student Research

Presentations are grouped into topic clusters. Clusters may include students from different majors and disciplines. The 2022 topic list will be available in April 2022. To get an idea of breadth of topics presented you can view the clusters from 2021.  Click on a cluster name to view the topic list. Some clusters include a link to presentation recordings.  2021 Recap.

Keynote Presentations

Two days means two keynotes.  Be inspired by the message from from a UCI faculty member and a leader in the community.  

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.


The Symposium will include opportunities to connect.  Offereing structured and casual networking everyone will have the opportunity to create connections with other attendees.  


The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program funds student research throughout the year with grants ranging from $500 to $3000. Sponsorship of the annual symposium will help ensure that this funding can continue to support undergraduate research. Contact Michelle Foley,, 949-824-9831, to discuss the options below. A limited number of sponsorships are available in each category.