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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2017 Events

Undergraduate Research Week is April 3-8, 2017. CSUMB celebrates 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, UROC teamed up with Student Housing and Residential Life to create the Undergraduate Research Week Passport. The passport is a way for students to visit many different events on campus and win prizes!


Pick-up or print out a passport. Pick-up locations: UROC (Library, Rm. 2150) & Main Campus Housing Office (Building 12 E).

Attend as many events as you can. Make sure to get your passport stamped!

At the end of the week, turn in your passport at UROC or the Housing Office to be considered for our raffle! Deadline: Monday, April 10th 5:00 PM.

Print your Passport here

Schedule of Events:

Monday, April 3rd

Coffee with a Researcher

Come chat with student researchers about their experiences. Coffee is on UROC! Time: 11:00 - 1:00 PM Location: Starbucks- Student Center

Tuesday, April 4th

Psychology Open Labs- Service Learning Lab

Students in the Service Learning lab are currently using quantitative and qualitative methods to explore student and community experiences with service learning. Lovell and Dr. Valdez are also beginning research labs with their clinical specializations (Dr. Lovell: child health and wellness; Dr. Valdez: trauma psychology). Time: 9:00 - 10:00 AM Location: Heron Hall, Room 111

Psychology Open Labs- Developmental Science (DS2) Lab

A variety of investigations take place in Dyer-Seymour's Developmental Science (DS2) Lab. Our goal is to understand the development of humans in their social world. We investigate perspective-taking, movies, reading to children, and more. Come hear about recent projects on taking the perspective of an albatross at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, gender differences in device use at dinner time, and a collaboration with the Read to Me Project in Salinas. Time: 12:00 - 2:00 PM Location: Heron Hall, East Wing

Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Humanities and Communication

Hear from current HCOM UROC Scholars about why they got involved in undergraduate research, what projects they are working on, and what the opportunity has meant to them. Also, meet HCOM faculty and learn about ways to get involved with their research projects. Time: 12:00 - 2:00 PM Location: Library, Room 2150

Wednesday, April 5th

Bioreactor Tour

Do you know what a bioreactor is? Do you want to get involved in caring for millions of microbes? Learn about this fascinating project in our very own back yard. Time: 12:00 - 2:30 PM Location: Watershed Institute

Business Panel

Please come join the College of Business panel discussion to learn about business research projects conducted by our faculty and students in the areas of Information Systems, Management and Marketing. Current research opportunities for student involvement are presented. Time: 1:30 - 2:30 PM Location: BIT, Room 331

Game Research Lab Demos

The Game Research Lab will be showing undergraduate research projects and games, including virtual university, robotic flex-sensor hand, global illumination, and others. Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM Location: BIT, Rooms 234 & 236

Thursday, April 6th

Exercise Physiology Lab

Check out the lab; talk to students and professors; be curious! Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM Location: Fieldhouse, Room 1018

Friday, April 7th

Psychology Open Labs- Clinical and Forensic Evaluation & Cognition Labs

The Clinical and Forensic Evaluation (CAFE) Laboratory. We study the utility of psychological tests, especially those used in clinical forensic settings. The Cognition Lab studies the Generation Effect, Eyewitness Memory and Face Recognition. Time: 8:30 - 10:30 AM Location: Heron Hall, West Wing (Dr. Yamashita) & Room 159 (Dr. Burchett)

Undergraduate Research, Scholarship & Creative Activity Spring Showcase

CSUMB’s Undergraduate Research, Scholarship & Creative Activity Spring Showcase is a forum for undergraduates to share their research, scholarship and creative work(s) within CSUMB and surrounding community. All projects welcome! Time: 1:00 - 4:00 Location: Library, 3rd Floor *Apply to present by March 29, 2017 at: https://csumb.edu/uroc/csumb-showcase

Saturday, April 8th

School of Natural Sciences Open Labs

Come check out all of the research happening in the School of Natural Science! Chat with professors and current undergraduate researchers about opportunities in SNS. Time: 1:00 - 3:00 Location: Chapman Academic Science Center

California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education

The “Grad Forum” is an all-day, FREE event designed to acquaint students from underrepresented groups with the academic and career opportunities associated with advanced study in a wide range of disciplines. Time: All Day Location: UC Merced * Registration required by March 24, 2017. Visit the EOSP Office in the Student Services Building to submit registration forms.

2016 Events

This year, we are celebrating Undergraduate Research Week from April 6-8 and 11-12. The celebration of undergraduate research at CSUMB will continue on April 22nd with the Spring 2016 Showcase. Please see below for the schedule of events!

Haiku competition

Back by popular demand! Haikus may be submitted until the Spring 2016 Showcase on April 22nd.

Spring celebration Of discovery and toil Wonder brings wisdom - Bonnie D. Irwin Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs



Haiku Starter!

  • Haikus will be judged on one of three categories: General research, Describing a discipline, and Personal experience.
  • Faculty, staff, and students are eligible!
  • Haikus may be submitted in person to the submission box during sponsored events or using the Google form.