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Calling All Disrupters and Innovators

Dive into boundary-breaking research or cultivate your entrepreneurial ambitions. UC San Diego offers opportunities for students to gain hands-on research experience and training to lead in a new world.

Undergraduate Research

Address real-world problems and develop your research skills while working alongside renowned faculty.

REAL Portal

Find a research experience that matches your interests. The Research Experience and Applied Learning Portal allows students to create an online profile and search for opportunities.

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Faculty Mentor Program

Get to know your professor. Students in the program undertake faculty-mentored research projects and gain insight into potential career paths.

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UC Scholars Program

Be a researcher for a summer. UC Scholars is an eight-week research experience that culminates in a campus conference, offering students an opportunity to present their original papers.

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Academic Internship Program

Merge academic theory and real-world practice. The Academic Internship Program helps students explore careers and enrich their education through hands-on experience.

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Incubating Innovation

UC San Diego students have access to resources to help you translate your discoveries into real-world applications.

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Ahead of the Curve

Explore current UC San Diego research aimed at tackling some of the biggest challenges of our time.

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