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.

March 16, 2016 marked the seventh annual Graduate Research Advocacy Day. Twenty-two students — four from UCLA (UCLA has 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.

Resources that support their efforts and tell the story of graduate research at UC:

2016 Graduate Research Day participants

President Napolitano with graduate students and deans at the
2016 Graduate Research Advocacy Day in Sacramento