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Summer Research Conference at UC San Diego

The Summer Research Conference (SRC) at UC San Diego is an oral presentation conference open to undergraduates conducting summertime research with a mentor in the Southern California region. This year's SRC will be taking place virtually via on Thursday, August 12, and Friday, August 13. The SRC is held annually as a component of UC San Diego’s Undergraduate Research (UR) Summer Research Program (SRP).

Please register for the individual zoom rooms for the talks that you would like to attend below.

Click on the name of the room and you will be taken to a registration link for that room. Please see the program below the zoom rooms to find the talks that will be held in each room.

If you have questions about the registration process, please see our FAQs below or contact the conference coordinators at or

Zoom Room links

Thursday, August 12

Theme: Notable UC San Diego Alumni & Faculty

Friday, August 13

Theme: International Foods

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Welcome and Plenary Speaker
Angela Davis Æbleskiver
Eleanor Mariano Ajiaco
Flossie Wong-Staal Biryani
K. Megan McArthur Boba
Kathleen Rubins Chiles en Nogada
Khaled Hosseini Gatsby
Kim Stanley Robinson Harira
Linus Pauling Lumpia
Mario Molina Pastelón
Rachel Axler Pho
Jimmy Yang Poutine
Vernor Vinge Succotash

Abstracts and Full Program

The 2021 Summer Research Conference full program with student abstracts, spotlights and more!

The SRC Program

Student Presenters

Student presenters need to prepare an oral presentation and slides for the Summer Research Conference. This page will provide resources for student presenters to prepare for their presentation.

Find Out More

student presenters at 2020 SRC


When will the 2021 Summer Research Conference take place?

The 2021 SRC will be held virtually via Zoom on Thursday, August 12, and Friday, August 13

Who is eligible to present at the 2021 Summer Research Conference?

We are accepting submissions from students conducting research with a faculty mentor during Summer 2021. This year, thanks to our virtual format, we are accepting submissions from undergraduates across the country. 

Do I have to be a UC San Diego student to present at the 2021 SRC?

Nope! As long as you 1. are an undergraduate (graduating no earlier than Summer 2021) and 2. are conducting research this summer with a faculty mentor, you can present at the SRC.

Do I have to be a presenter to attend the conference?

Not at all! If you wish to simply attend as a guest and watch others present, you can register as "Attendee/guest" on our registration site. Registration for attendees, guests, and moderators is free.

Can my friends/research team/family etc. attend? 
Yes! We encourage you to invite anybody who has been part of your ongoing intellectual
journey, however directly or indirectly. You can invite anyone you'd like to register as "Attendee/guest" on our registration site.

Is there a registration fee?

There is a $35 registration fee if you are presenting. Many research programs or departments will offer to subsidize the registration fee for participating students, so if you are part of a structured research program, you may want to ask your coordinator or mentor about it. 

Registration for attendees, guests, and moderators is free.

If I'm registered as a student presenter, how to I modify my project title or abstract?

Watch this helpful video on how to modify your abstract after having submitted a registration. The deadline to make any edits to your registration is Monday, July 19.

The Undergraduate Research Hub

Phone: (858) 534-1774
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Student Center Building B, 1st Floor
Mailing Address:
9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0311
La Jolla, CA 92093-0311