Undergraduate Research Week

On November 16, 2010 the U.S. House of Representatives declared a week in April as "Undergraduate Research Week." UROC hosts many events during the week to celebrate undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity at CSUMB.

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2018 Events

Undergraduate Research Week is April 9-13, 2018. Join CSUMB and UROC by celebrating this week by highlighting the abundance and diversity of undergraduate research on our campus. See below for the schedule of events:

Undergraduate Research Week Passport

This year we are offering twelve different events related to reserach on CSUMB's campus from lab tours and workshops to our main event, the CSU Monterey Bay Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, & Creative Activity Spring 2018 Showcase. As an incentive for attending the events we have created the Undergraduate Research Week Passport. By taking part in Undergraduate Research week events you will be eligible for a raffle held by UROC and LLC for one of four $25.00 gift certificates to be used towards the purchase of a textbook at the campus bookstore.


Pick-up a passport at the UROC office or print one out here.

Attend as many events as you can. You must attend at least three events to be eligible. Make sure to get a sticker from a UROC student ambassador at each location for your passport

After obtaining at least three stickers, turn your passport in to the UROC office to be entered in the raffle. Deadline: Monday, April 16th 4:00 PM.

Print your Passport here

Schedule of Events:

Monday, April 9th

Psychology Open Lab

11am-1pm Heron Hall Rooms: 111, 132, 134, 159, 171, 172, 191, 184

The psychology department has nine active research labs covering a range of topics across a variety of domains (i.e clinical, social, cognitive, developmental and health). Stop by for a visit!

Coffee with a Researcher

1-3pm Student Center - East Lounge

Chat with UROC student researchers about the benefits of undergraduate research. Coffee and snacks are on UROC!

Tuesday, April 10th

Bugs Under a Microscope


The Watershed Environment and Ecology (WEE!)Lab researches how organisms found in streamsand rivers respond to their environment. Watchhow researchers capture and identify bugs todetermine the health of a stream.

HCOM Open House

6-7:30pm Library Room 1180

UROC scholars and HCOM faculty will talkabout opportunities for students to get involvedwith humanities research.

Wednesday, April 11th

Chemistry Experiment

11am - 12pm Geoltz Lab Chapman E342

The topic is batteries! Learn how to performelectrochemical experiments and get hands onwith the tools used to develop batteries.

Coffee with a Researcher

2-4pm Chapman Science Building 3rd Floor next to E301

Chat with UROC student researchers about thebenefits of undergraduate research.Coffee is on UROC!

College of Business Open House

2pm BIT Room 304

Join Business faculty to find out about the range ofresearch opportunities in the field of Business.

Thursday, April 12th

Bioreactor Tours

10:30am & 11:30am Watershed Institute

Learn about what's involved to care for millions ofmicrobes!

Fog Collection

11am - 12pm Behind the Library (East)

Learn how fog collectors offer a unique opportunityto generate gallons of water used formultiple environmental purposes.

Financing Graduate School Workshop

1-3pm UROC Conference Room 2150

Learn about different ways to fund your graduatestudies like financial aid, fellowships, andassistantships and how to explore funding optionsfor different types of degree programs.

Friday, April 13th

CSU Monterey Bay Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, & Creative Activity Spring 2018 Showcase

1-4pm Library 2nd and 3rd floors

CSUMB’s Research, Scholarship & Creative ActivitySpring Showcase is a forum for researchers to sharetheir research, scholarship and creative work(s).

Poster presentations will be held from 1-3pm in the Special Collections Room on the 3rd floor of the library.

Oral presentations will be held from 2-4pm in Library Conference rooms 2150 and 2178.