The purpose of the Undergraduate Research Program is to support undergraduate students currently conducting research in communicating and publishing their work.
- Percentage of 2022 graduating seniors who participated in research by graduation 25% 25%
The Undergraduate Research Program is a new initiative from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science to develop first-in-class research opportunities that lead to undergraduates who are well-informed about engineering career opportunities in both academic and corporate settings.
UCLA Samueli boasts some of the world’s top researchers working at the forefront of technological innovation. In collaboration with multiple UCLA schools as well as universities around the globe, the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science is leading initiatives that have the potential to change our world.
URP has two programs – the academic year program and the summer program.
There are 8 peer advisors between UIP and URP. Get to know this year’s team of peer advisors here!
URP spans the academic year and consists of several workshops and activities.
- Technical Presentation Lab
- Poster Workshops
- Undergraduate Research Week Poster Day
- Professional Development Workshops and Industry Info-Sessions
- End of Year Awards Reception
- Master various skills, including deciphering technical journal articles and communicating research findings.
- Advising on securing paid research or industry positions.
- Network with industry representatives in an intimate setting.
- Be recognized for your research and receive an official certificate signed by the Dean.
- Qualify for a $750 award for Best Poster and/or Best Presentation.
Winter 2024 Events (Week 8)
Join the URC Sciences Mailing List
Join the Undergraduate Research Center – Sciences mailing list to be notified of scholarships, programs, events, and other resources! We send out monthly newsletters and additional reminders for upcoming research-related opportunities. Sign up here!
Winter Student Organizations & Activities Platform (WSOAP)
WINTER 2024 SITE IS LIVE!! Click here to explore engineering orgs at UCLA.
This platform seeks to connect students, particularly first years and transfers, to engineering organizations. Check out the general Winter opportunities and specific Transfer opportunities to get involved! More information can be found here.
ENGR 24: Finding an Undergraduate Research Opportunity Seminar
Interested in research?
Want to get involved in a research lab?
Come to our quarterly research fair!
This is an opportunity for students to network with participating labs from UCLA.
All majors are welcome!
Check out the flyer on this page for more details!
Quarterly Research Fair
We will now be having a URP Research Fair every quarter!
Our Winter Research Fair will take place Tuesday, February 20, 5-7 PM in the Engineering IV Lobby
This event will be a great opportunity to network with engineering research labs interested in recruiting undergraduates just like you! Attending labs will each have a booth to talk with students about their research and how you can get involved. We have limited student sign-up slots available due to venue constraints, so RSVP ASAP if you are interested!
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org!
The Undergraduate Research Program hosts many talented and bright scholars.
Are you interested in publishing your research? Please visit the application website here!
Summer Undergraduate Research Program 2024
Currently looking for research, or already in a lab? The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) is an umbrella program that scaffolds summer undergraduate research opportunities at UCLA Samueli
Engineering, including Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU). SURP is an 8-week or 10-week program and runs from June 24 to August 30 for Summer 2024.
Visit this website for more information about the program.
Resources & Links
- Finding a Research Lab
- Getting course credit for research
- Type of Research at UCLA Samueli
- UCLA Engineering’s Six Critical Areas of Research
- Research Centers and Institutes
- Faculty Expertise Directory
- Departmental Research Pages
SURP is URP’s summer session counterpart. The program encompasses all summer research that occurs at UCLA, whether it’s an REU site or independent faculty lab research. To learn more about the Summer Undergraduate Scholars Program or apply, click on the title.
Career Center Advising
(Virtual and In-person)
Visit the Career Center virtual drop-in room or come the Career Center in-person located at the Strathmore Building, 2nd floor. You will be able to get help with resume/cover letter reviews and job and internship questions.
Engineering Faculty Advising
Here's a link to the Engineering Faculty Advising Resources Page!