May 17, 2014

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.

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May 17, 2014 will be the 21st annual UC Irvine Undergraduate Research Symposium, and marks the inaugural year of the special Women in Research Symposium supported by UC Irvine’s Women’s Empowerment Initiative.

This year’s symposium theme, “Undergraduate Research: Growth through Innovation,” symbolizes how the systematic creativity inherent to the research process fosters personal, academic and societal growth. The stimulating day-long event promises to be exciting and educational.


Oral panel sessions and poster presentations will allow undergraduates from all disciplines to present their research, address questions and engage in discussions with other students, faculty, staff and members of the community.


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.


Women’s Empowerment Initiative Research Symposium oral presentations and complete schedule »


Schedule of Events


7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Registration
7:30 - 10:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Oral Presentation Session I
10:30 - 11:50 a.m. Keynote Address and Awards Ceremony
12:00 - 1:20 p.m. Lunch
12:20 - 1:20 p.m. Dance Performance
1:30 - 2:50 p.m. Poster Session
3:00 - 4:50 p.m. Oral Presentation II
5:00 p.m. VIP Reception (invitation only)