Tuesday 17 July 2018
Our Mission Faculty-mentored research and creative activities are an integral component of undergraduate education at the University of California. It has been shown that engaging students, particularly first-generation and underrepresented groups, in undergraduate research both increases degree of completion rates for participants and results in participants being more likely to see faculty and graduate student instructors as positive influences who are invested in their academic success. Undergraduate research experiences provide numerous benefits to students, regardless of their future career choices. Students who have the opportunity to engage in research or creative projects develop skills in critical analysis, problem solving, and communication in addition to skills in understanding and applying research methods. The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center (UROC) at UC Merced was established in Spring 2014, with a mission to encourage and facilitate faculty-mentored undergraduate research projects and creative activities across all schools and academic disciplines.
Guided by an advisory council of faculty campus leaders, UROC is structured to support three key functional areas:
The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center (UROC) has moved offices. We are now located in the second floor suit of SSB. You may enter in through SSB 230 and ask for UROC. Our Director, Jorge...