Undergraduate Research

Three UHP Students Win the 2019 Lang Prize for Undergraduate Research

June 04, 2019
Three of the seven recipients of the 2019 Norma J. Lang Prize are students in the University Honors Program.

This award recognizes students for extensively using library resources and services for their undergraduate research projects. The prize is funded by an endowment from the late UC Davis Professor Emerita of Botany, Norma J. Lang. The prizes are awarded within two different categories: Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences and Science, Engineering, & Mathematics.

How One Honors Student Turned a First-Year Seminar into an Undergraduate Career of Research

May 22, 2019
Through utilizing the small classroom experience in UHP and First-Year Seminars, Honors students are able to build connections with faculty, and future mentors, that impact their entire undergraduate research experience.

“It was a cool, crazy, unexpected, life-changing experience,” Michael P. Montgomery said with a smile on his face. He was referring to the International Hemingway Conference he attended in Paris, France, in July 2018, where he presented his research on one of  Ernest Hemingway's short stories and was awarded the Frank Blake Scholarship.

Alexandra Greb Receives the 2018 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Education

April 24, 2019
University Honors Program graduate Alexandra Greb  Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Class of '18

Alexandra Greb was recently awarded for her distinct research at UC Davis. She explored the effects of hallucinogenic drugs on neuron structure and function. She was a recipient of the 2018 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research. Greb also received a Provost’s Undergraduate Fellowship.

We're Not in Davis Anymore! UHP Students Travel to Montana

April 08, 2019
Traveling from our familiar town of Davis to the mountainous campus of Montana State University, UHP students represented UC Davis at the annual Western Regional Honors Council Conference.

One of the essential elements of the University Honors Program curriculum is research and exploration. Although students recognize their fourth year entails a signature work, many do not realize that “research” does not always mean lab coats and vials filled with chemicals (although sometimes it does!).

Turning Library Research into Education for All

March 14, 2019
Through exploring the mission of the research institution, Honors students are able to create projects that positively impact our campus and communities. 

For her Year 3 Individually Designed Project, Danielle Fradet, Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology ’20, helped curate the Pacific Flyway educational exhibit at the Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology. Utilizing the UC Davis Peter J.