Connecting to Undergraduate Research Opportunities

UC Riverside provides many resources to support undergraduate research in all disciplines.  Below is a list of programs that provide guidance, networks, advising, and funding.  You are encouraged to connect with the offices to learn more.

Program Mission
Program Website (URL)
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Teaching & Learning Department, UCR Library

The UCR Library Teaching and Learning department centers our work around student success:
-We encourage curiosity and lifelong learning.
-We aim to identify, develop, and teach resources and tools to help learners thrive in their research-focused coursework.
-Our methods are grounded in evidence-based best practices in response to changing learner needs and learning environments.
-We strive to be reflective in our learner-centered pedagogical approaches, and encourage and support creative approaches to teaching information literacy.

Carrie Cruce

Health Professions Advising Center (HPAC)

The Health Professions Advising Center provides information, advising, and support for students who aspire to graduate/professional programs in the health professions and wish to enhance their academic and extracurricular preparation.

Charlie Scruggs

University Honors

University Honors engages a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff in the creation of global citizens through high-impact experiences that emphasize original scholarship, contribution, creativity, and innovation.

Aaron Bushong

BCOE BURST “Building Undergraduate Research Skills and Talent”

Provide undergraduate students with invaluable research experiences, mentorship, and skills necessary for their academic and professional growth. By fostering a supportive and collaborative research environment, we aim to nurture the next generation of researchers and contribute to advancing knowledge within our engineering college and the wider research community.

Mai Temraz

Women's Resource Center

WRC strives to support Highlander women.

Nina Ruedas

Chicano Student Programs

The mission of Chicano Student Programs is to create a supportive environment for Chicana/o/x and Latina/o/x students, coordinate with other units promoting support services, and encourage faculty and staff involvement. The center provides information and advocacy, collaborates with campus departments to enhance cultural diversity, establishes relationships with community organizations, and leads outreach programs to increase and retain ethnic diversity.

Arlene Cano Matute

California Alliance for Minority Participation in STEM (CAMP)

CAMP-UCR is a program that works to encourage NSF-declared underrepresented students in the STEM fields to successfully complete undergraduate science degrees and further pursue their studies at the graduate and professional level.

Karina Quevedo

Graduate Division's Mentoring Summer Research Internship Program and UC LEADS

Graduate Division's paid internship programs are designed for URM and economically disadvantaged students in all disciplines. We provide research experiences and preparation for graduate school. We have special programs for newly admitted transfer students.

Laura McGeehan

Black Student Success

One of the many goals of my position is to encourage Black scholars to engage in faculty research opportunities.,

Victor Moreira

Research in Science & Engineering (RISE)

The goal of RISE is to increase the number of outstanding students from diverse backgrounds to become acquainted with one of the most essential traits of a scientific career: Research

Noel Salunga

Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program (McNair Scholars Program)  The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program (McNair Scholars Program) at UC Riverside is a TRIO project federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The program has as its goal to prepare eligible undergraduate students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. The McNair Scholars program is funded to serve 25 undergraduate students who are first-generation and low-income or a member of a group that is underrepresented in graduate education.