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The Undergraduate Research Center for Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics and the Center for Academic and Research Excellence function as a single entity to promote, develop, and celebrate undergraduate student research with the overall goal of enhancing undergraduate education. Through experiencing the processes of scholarly discovery and dissemination of their results, students become fully engaged members of the community.  Our mission is to support and increase the retention of science majors in all disciplines by enhancing the visibility, prestige, and material support for participation in undergraduate research and creative activities, both for students and faculty. Research takes different forms in different disciplines; however, in all disciplines, research involves creative activities and meaningful research produces results that are worthy of communication to others. Undergraduate research involves the close collaboration between a student and a faculty mentor as well as other members of their research group. We achieve our mission through various federal-, state- and donor-supported programs including those that aid students facing socioeconomic, academic, and other challenges.

Faculty: Click HERE for info on posting research positions for undergraduates

Phone: (310) 794-4227

Email addresses:

URC: urcsem@lifesci.ucla.edu

CARE: careoa@lifesci.ucla.edu




Interested in starting research?
Visit the SRP getting started link for more information on how to find a faculty mentor.

Congratulations to UCLA's two Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship winners, UC LEADS student Taylor Barella and URSP student Daniel Yazdi!


Congratulation to Professor Richard Weiss, Director of UC LEADS and the CARE programs, for receiving the UCLA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award!!! Click HERE to learn more.



Would you like to be notified of upcoming scholarship deadlines, guest speakers, and other URC - Sciences events? Join our mailing list by clicking here and delivering the form to 2121 Life Science Building.


Click HERE to view the URC/CARE Faculty Advisory Committees

Fax: (310) 267-2219

Contact us at:

Undergraduate Res Ctr - Sciences

Click HERE to learn more about the URC/CARE Graduate Research Mentor job opening

Congratulations to MARC Trainee, Matt Pimentel for his featured article in the Microenvironment and Immunology Journal. Click HERE to access the article; Click HERE to read the LA Times Press Release.