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Student Becky Fu in lab coat in foreground of lab with Professor Wolf-Dietrich Heyer in background

Recognition for student work

UC Davis prides itself on student research opportunities— and demonstrates that commitment this week at two forums that are free and open to the public.

The first begins tonight (April 26) when the Interdisciplinary Graduate and Professional Student Symposium opens with a poster session and continues Friday and Saturday, April 27-28. Students will make oral presentations and present artwork, performances, student-organized panels and workshops.

The symposium’s goals include fostering interdisciplinary interactions and collaborations among UC Davis graduate and professional students, and making available resources for mentorships and work-life balance, as well as diversity and cross-campus connections.

The second is the Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Conference. This 23nd annual event starts Friday, April 27, with poster presentations and an art exhibition, and continues Saturday, April 28, with oral presentations.

New this year at the undergraduate research conference is an art exhibition, allowing students in the creative arts the opportunity to present their work alongside traditional research projects.

Undergraduates are encouraged to contact the Undergraduate Research Center in the Student Community Center to learn how they can become involved next year.

(Becky Xu Hua Fu, a fourth-year genetics major from Sacramento, will present her research at the Undergraduate Research Conference this week. She worked with microbiology professor Wolf-Dietrich Heyer (background) in his Life Sciences Building lab. Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis photo)

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