The Undergraduate Presentation Series


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About the Undergraduate Presentation Series

The Undergraduate Presentation Series (UPS) is a student-organized, non-traditional seminar event that aims to demystify undergraduate research participation in the physical sciences and mathematics by providing a casual setting for students to share their experiences and learn from each other.

Every month, the UPS hosts a panel of undergraduate students, each of whom gives a 15-minute presentation on the details of their involvement in a past or present research activity. Topics covered in these talks may include how they succeeded in attaining a research position, what sort of preparation (if any) was involved for their respective project, how they were able to balance a full-time course load while conducting research, and much more.

At the end of the presentations, there will be an open-floor discussion session where students are encouraged to ask the Presenters questions about their projects, network with fellow attendees, and share with each other advice on how to reach out to prospective faculty mentors in order to take advantage of the many opportunities available to them!

Next Event: Friday, November 6th, 2020 at 1:00 PM PST

Attendee Registration: Please fill out this Zoom registration link to receive the meeting details for the next UPS event


  • Jose Camacho, Physics major:
    Phy 199 course on Topological Insulators and Condensed Matter Experiment
  • Chris Mills, Geology and Applied Mathematics double major:
    Senior Thesis on Bayesian Inversion, Stochastics, and Machine Learning
  • Anthony Jajeh, Mathematics major:
    1) Mat 199 course on Topology and Knot Theory
    2) Mathematical Biology quarterly project on Computational Simulations of Motor Proteins

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