undergraduate research

College of Letters and Science Undergraduate Publishes Cutting-Edge Research

June 12, 2018
Alexandra Greb, a UC Davis senior in pharmaceutical chemistry from Danville, California, is a co-author on a new study exploring how hallucinogenic drugs affect the structure and function of neurons. The research could lead to new treatments for depression, anxiety and related disorders.

5 Reasons Why Undergraduates Should Do Research

On the List: You Can Explore Career Directions and Build Transferable Skills
 

Nearly 40 percent of UC Davis undergraduates participate in hands-on research. On the occasion of the 28th annual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Conference on April 28 and 29 — where more than 700 students presented their work — we introduce you to some students and graduates who shared what they’ve gained. Consider how the research experience can benefit you, too.

Undergraduate Research: Physics Helps Protect the World

April 18, 2018

Lena Korkeila, a UC Davis undergraduate from Placerville, California, is gaining real-world experience through physics research while helping to improve monitoring of nuclear reactors.

7-Year Follow-Up Shows Lasting Cognitive Gains From Meditation

April 07, 2018
Gains in the ability to sustain attention developed through intensive meditation training are maintained up to seven years later, according to a new study published in the Journal of Cognitive Enhancement. The study is based on the Shamatha Project, a major investigation of the cognitive, psychological and biological effects of meditation led by researchers at the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain.

How to Get Involved in Undergraduate Research

October 25, 2017
Faculty and students from the Department of Chemistry shared their personal experiences and gave advice to help students make the most of their undergraduate research experience. Here are their best tips.

Launching Crocker Nuclear Laboratory Into The Future

April 13, 2017
Even though little has changed since the Crocker Nuclear Laboratory opened in 1966, the lab has a bright future. This fall, the Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences will begin managing the cyclotron and its machine shop, the first step in re-energizing research and teaching at the Crocker.