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UROC Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

About the Symposium

The UROC Annaul Summer Symposium is an opportunity for scholars to present their research from this summer they conducted with faculty mentors as part of the Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI). UROC at UC Merced offers this wonderful opportunity for undergraduate students to showcase their research in a professional setting. 

Please join us to support and celebrate our undergraduate researchers. There will be time for public Q&A after each presentation. Presentations are open to the public so invite family and friends to support the scholars.

Note: The virtual event will be hosted on Zoom. Please download or update to the most recent version to ensure you are able to access the breakout rooms. Zoom Update


2021 UROC Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium 

8:45am - 9:00am 

Student Presenter Check-In

9:00am - 9:30am 

Opening Welcome
Sarah Frey, Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education and 
Marjorie Zatz, Interim Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development

Jorge Arroyo, Director for UROC

9:30am - 12:00pm   Student Presentations in Multiple Zoom Rooms
(new student every 15 minutes)
12:00pm - 12:30pm 

Closing and Student Networking



Schedule Overview (Download pdf)


Symposium Program Booklet with Abstracts

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Presenter Feedback From

The presentations today are development opportunities for the students to practice for regional and national conferences. Please support their development by providing constructive feedback and helpful advice.


Presenters by First Name

Download this PDF List



Past UROC Symposia

Visit the Past Presenters page on our website to view program booklets from previous symposia.



2020 Symposium

Room Overview (PDF)

View the Presentation Abstracts





You can also view research from last summer on our 2020 Virtual Showcase website.