May 16, 2015

Women’s Empowerment Initiative Research Symposium

Empowerment Initiative
Research Symposium

in collaboration with the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

UC Irvine Student Center  •  7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

2014 -2015 Awardees »


The twenty-second annual UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium, held on May 16, was an exciting and enjoyable showcase for undergraduate achievement in all disciplines. The Symposium’s theme, "Undergraduate Research: Brilliant Future," celebrated the profound impact that faculty-mentored research or creative experience can have on students' lives and their communities.


More than 1,050 students presented their research findings through oral and poster presentations to faculty, staff, members of the UCI and general community, and their families and friends. In addition to the presentations, participants enjoyed live lunchtime dance performances by our undergraduates, the keynote address by Gregory A. Weiss, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry and of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, and the presentation of the Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Research to faculty and student recipients from each school. The day reflected UCI’s commitment to faculty-mentored undergraduate research and creative projects.


We invite you to join us at next year's Symposium, which will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2016.


The Women’s Empowerment Initiative Research Symposium is a great opportunity to see and hear from talented UCI students who have been conducting faculty-mentored research and creative projects emphasizing the role that women play in making an impact on our society. For a listing of these projects, please visit UROP Special Call Awards. These projects were funded as part of the collaboration between the UCI Women’s Empowerment Initiative and UROP. Your participation is significant element as we celebrate the student-faculty collaboration and the inaugural year of the Initiative.