7-Year Follow-Up Shows Lasting Cognitive Gains From Meditation
April 07, 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.
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.
The outstanding research of undergraduates will be featured in upcoming conferences at UC Davis.
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.
Field camp is one of geology’s enduring rites of passage. In this capstone course from UC Davis, juniors and seniors spend six weeks in the wilderness learning how to document complex geological phenomena.
ASPIRE Program Gets Students Into Labs Early
December 02, 2016
A new partnership between the UC Davis Department of Chemistry and Xavier University in New Orleans will encourage students from underrepresented minority groups to pursue doctoral degrees in chemistry and chemical biology.
Psychology major Brynna Thigpen got an early introduction to scientific research. Thigpen was one of six undergraduates to first participate in the Accelerating Success by Providing Intensive Research Experience program, or ASPIRE.
Zion Mengesha, a graduating senior in linguistics and philosophy, has been selected to receive this year’s Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research for her study on language bias in the classroom.
Undergraduate researchers and future leaders in science, mathematics and engineering traveled to UC Davis in early March for the 15th annual UC LEADS conference.