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<b>Four UCLA Amgen Scholars Win Dean's Prize </b>   Four UCLA Amgen Scholars Win Dean's Prize
Four UCLA Amgen Scholars from the 2013 and 2014 cohort were awarded the Dean's Prize Medal of Excellence at the 2014 Science Poster Day. Their work exemplifies excellence in undergraduate research and education. Congratulations! Pictured: Justin Ondry, Melissa Truong, Justin Toh and Stephanie Wang.
<b>Dean Patricia Turner Featured in Column at the Daily Bruin</b>   Dean Patricia Turner Featured in Column at the Daily Bruin
Dean Turner discusses the importance of research in enriching the experience of undergraduates on campus.
  Grand Challenges Undergraduate Research Scholars Program Highlighted in Daily Bruin
URC-Sciences Associate Director Dr. Rachel Kennison is interviewed about this exciting program slated to begin in 2014-2015.
<b>UCLA Undergraduate Researchers Selected to Present to Congress</b>   UCLA Undergraduate Researchers Selected to Present to Congress
Sarah Barritt (pictured from left), graduate student Wesley Kerr, and Akash Patel were selected to represent California undergraduate research at the Annual Council on Undergraduate Research's Posters on the Hill event.
  UCLA Undergraduate Research Week Highlights Work Across Disciplines
Undergraduate Research Week (May 12-16) at UCLA highlights undergraduate research in the humanities, arts, and social sciences. See the link here for a full schedule of events.
  UCLA Scholars Recognized at CAMP Statewide Symposium
Four UCLA Students receive honors: MSD Scholar Brandon Matthews (Best Poster in Physical Sciences), CARE Scholars Olivia Irving (Honorable Mention-Physical Sciences) and Danielle Perez (Honorable Mention-Life Sciences, and CAMP student Rachel Lopez (Honorable Mention-Physical Sciences). For more information about the CAMP Symposium, please see the link.
HHURP Scholar Mericien Venzon profiled by UCLA Today   HHURP Scholar Mericien Venzon profiled by UCLA Today
Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Senior Mericien Venzon is recognized for her excellence in research and academics, as well as a dizzying array of extracurricular activities.
  UCLA Researchers Develop Smartphone App to Test for Mercury Levels in Water
The development of this testing tool could be particularly useful in regions with limited access to more expensive technology to test for mercury content in water. Researchers on the interdisciplinary team include UCLA undergraduates Richie Nagi, Kayvon Sadeghi, Eddie Yan and So Jung Ki.
  Former CARE Scholar Irma Ortiz profiled by UC Riverside
A graduate of the CARE Scholar program at UCLA, Irma is currently pursuing her Ph.D. as part of the CAMP Bridge to the Doctorate program. Her path to graduate studies at UCR is currently profiled by UCR Today at the link.
  UCLA Scholars win 6 Best Poster Awards at ABRCMS National Conference
Congratulations to MARC Scholars Michael Rale and Brian Perez, MSD Scholar C.Y. Kimberly Tsui, CARE Scholar Nancy Lopez, HHURP Scholar Jennifer Pena and Benni Vargas, who all took home Best Poster Presentation Awards at the 2013 ABRCMS Conference in Nashville.
  2 HHURP Scholars Receive True Bruin Distinguished Senior Awards
Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Program Scholars Mericien Venzon and Daniel Wong were among five students chosen by alumni donors and volunteers from 200 applicants.
  UC LEADS Scholar Daniel Foster Highlighted on UC LEADS website
Daniel Foster received a Poster Presentation Award at the SACNAS National Conference as well as accepting a "Role Model Chapter" award on behalf of the SACNAS at UCLA Chapter.
IMSD, MARC, UC LEADS Scholars and SACNAS @ UCLA Chapter recognized at SACNAS 2013.   IMSD, MARC, UC LEADS Scholars and SACNAS @ UCLA Chapter recognized at SACNAS 2013.
SACNAS is a national non-profit organization that seeks to provide mentorship to students pursuing science academics and careers (sacnas.org). Click the link for more information about SACNAS.
  UCLA Almnus Randy Schekman wins 2013 Nobel Prize
Dr. Schekman, a molecular biologist and current professor at UC Berkeley was awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for advancing the understanding of how proteins are secreted and transported in human cells. Story courtesy of UCLA Newsroom.
  Impact of Student Researchers Highlighted by UCLA News
Students who participate in undergraduate research with the Astin Civic Engagement Program gain valuable research skills while benefiting community organizations and the public.
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