Learn how to Become an Undergrad Researcher

The Research Center for the Americas presents a panel for undergraduates seeking to apply for research opportunities. The panel consists of faculty members, graduate students with experience mentoring undergraduate researchers, and two undergraduate students who have conducted research. This panel will offer undergraduate students unfamiliar with the research process key tips on where to get started, how to apply for funding, and insights into submitting a strong research proposal.

Featured Speakers:
Dr. Gabriela Arredondo, chair and associate professor of LALS; selection committee member of the Joel Frankel scholarship.

Dr. Catherine Ramirez, associate professor of LALS; former director of the RCA/CLRC (Chicano Latino Research Center) 

Karina Ruiz, LALS graduate student and undergraduate research mentor with the Cultivamos Excelencia Research Scholars Program.

Mauricio Ramirez, LALS graduate student and recipient of the Vice-Chancellor for Research Graduate Student Grant, UCSC. 

Daisy Orellana, undergraduate double major in Community Studies and Feminist Studies, and minoring in LALS; Blum Scholar award and Joel Frankel research award recipient; undergraduate researcher in Oaxaca

Alejandra Zeiger, 4th year undergraduate student majoring in psychology, and minoring in anthropology; Blum Scholar award and Joel Frankel research award recipient; undergraduate researcher in the Ecuadorian amazon with Indigenous communities

This event is organized and moderated by our RCA undergraduate interns Luis Diego Ramirez and Andrea Rosas Herrera.

Wednesday, February 13 at 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Charles E. Merrill Lounge
Rutherford House , Santa Cruz, California 95064