FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 25, 2004
- Media contact: Abby Lunardini (510) 332-7008
- Undergraduate research contact: Laureen O'Connell (510) 987-0493
STUDENT RESEARCHERS HONORED DURING UC DAY AT STATE CAPITOL
On May 26, two student representatives from each of the eight University
of California undergraduate campuses will be honored in Sacramento for
the quality of their academic research projects. The students will be
recognized as part of the annual UC Day event at the State Capitol in
Sacramento, and examples of their research projects will be displayed
in the offices of state legislators who have UC campuses in their districts.
UC Day is hosted by the Alumni Associations of the University of California
and brings together alumni, students and friends of UC to convey to legislators
the importance of the economic, educational, medical and cultural contributions
that the University of California delivers to the state. The ability
of students to conduct undergraduate research under the guidance of internationally
recognized faculty is one of the distinguishing features of a UC education.
As part of UC Day, undergraduate students will display their current
research projects at a poster session and discuss their work. The researchers
are a diverse group representing a range of disciplines in the arts,
humanities and sciences.
Undergraduate research at the University of California prepares students
for careers in science and technology, the cornerstones of California's
new economy; provides opportunities for students to study first-hand
the complex social issues facing California; inspires a new generation
of qualified students to engage in the kind of high-level graduate work
that ensures continued innovation in California's leading industries;
and creates better-prepared teachers who are committed to solving real-life
problems in California's classrooms.
Members of the public and press are invited to attend the following
events at UC Day:
- Wednesday, May 26, 3:30-5 p.m., UC Day student poster session. Sheraton
Grand Lobby (1230 J St.)
- Wednesday, May 26, 5:30-7 p.m., reception for UC alumni and friends.
Sheraton Grand, Magnolia Room.
Members of the press: Please contact Abby Lunardini (number above) if
you wish to attend.
For more information, please visit the UC Day Web site at www.ucday.org.
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