Graduate Research Advocacy Day

Every year, graduate students from each UC campus gather in Sacramento to educate lawmakers about the importance of graduate research and its contribution to California’s economy and progress.

April 19, 2017 marked the eighth annual Graduate Research Advocacy Day.

Twenty-two students — four from UCLA (UCLA had more than double the number of legislative representatives than any other campus) and two from the other nine campuses — were selected by their graduate deans as advocates for the research being done by graduate students across the state.

The students and deans met with legislators from their local districts to advocate on behalf of UC graduate studies and research.

In addition, UC President Janet Napolitano joined the delegation to advocate for the importance of graduate research and public higher education.

2017 Grad Research Day