This past weekend, our campus hosted the 26th Annual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities Conference where many of your fellows Aggies were participants. The conference attracted 550 students, more than 1,000 attendees and showcased the great interdisciplinary work that our faculty and students are doing.
Undergraduate research is one of the core principles of a large public research university like UC Davis and is something that I want as many students as possible to participate in. It is something that I was fortunate to have experience s an undergraduate at the National Technical University in Greece and it helped me solidify my interests in electrical engineering and taught me how to think critically and analytically. For those of you who are not yet engaged in research, I encourage you to visit the Undergraduate Research Center and seek out a faculty member to explore your research interests. I think you will be very happy you did and it will add a great deal to your education at UC Davis.
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