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See news stories highlighting Undergraduate Research at UC San Diego, and the students we serve.

For Regents Scholars, Matchmaking is a Research Affair

As an incoming freshman, Luke Sztajnkrycer was given an opportunity to do something off limits to most first-year college students: work in the lab of a faculty researcher whose work mirrored his own academic interests.

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Two UC San Diego students present their research, standing at a podium, at the 2019 Undergraduate Research Conference
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Converging on Entrepreneurship

Students in the Converge Summer Incubator Program spend each week focusing on an aspect of entrepreneurship including creating a vision for their company, building business models, and understanding the financial and legal aspects of running a startup. This year’s program centered on addressing civic challenges affecting San Diego.

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2020 Undergraduate Library Research Prize

Check out the 2020 Undergraduate Library Research Prize winners and read more about their research projects!

Meet the Winners

Two UC San Diego students present their research, standing at a podium, at the 2019 Undergraduate Research Conference
Organized by the PATH program, students and community members created “Sweetwall,” an arts activation event on campus. Photos by Farshid Bazmandegan / Division of Arts and Humanities

Putting a Dent in Food Waste

Undergrads Will Tanaka and Enid Patrika (URC Conference participants) receive Lemelson-MIT Prize for novel technology.

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Passion Projects

UC San Diego's annual Undergraduate Research Conference drew 180 students from multiple disciplines.

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Two UC San Diego students present their research, standing at a podium, at the 2019 Undergraduate Research Conference
2018 Undergraduate Library Research Prize winner Sherry Zheng

Undergraduate Library Research Prizes

Link to a list of the 2018 winners, and read more about their research projects.

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