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Students Connect to Hands-on Learning 

Whether you’re interested in laboratories or libraries, at UC Davis you can get hands-on research experience. And you’ll be working with top-notch faculty mentors and some of the best graduate students in the world.

Undergraduates are encouraged to dive into research at UC Davis. You can do it through internships on campus, at the UC Davis Medical Center, with local industry or under the guidance of a professor.


Define your college career with a capstone project

Many departments offer capstone projects that can define your college career. Our students may be co-authors on papers published in professional journals. They also have the chance to publish original research in Explorations, the UC Davis undergraduate journal

More than 700 students present their work at our annual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Conference.


Fellowships, travel awards and chancellor’s award

The Provost’s Undergraduate Fellowships and Travel Awards support undergraduate research activities, and the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research is presented annually to two top student researchers.