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Undergraduate Mentoring at UC Davis

  • McNair Scholars Program (UC Davis)
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        • The goal of the UC Davis McNair Scholars Program is to prepare talented and eligible undergraduates for doctoral studies through involvement in research, seminars, advising, preparation for the Graduate Record Examination, and other scholarly activities. Students who participate in the program come from disadvantaged backgrounds, show strong academic potential, and are committed to pursuing the Ph.D. degree.
  • UC Davis Young Scholars Program
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        • The major goal of the UCD - Young Scholars Program is to expose and engage forty high achieving and high potential high school sophomores and juniors in a variety of research experiences within the field of the biological, agricultural, and environmental sciences. A major emphasis of the program is giving students the opportunity to gain an understanding of biological science research and its interdisciplinary impact on other fields via an in-depth research experience in state-of-the-art laboratories. Each student will undertake a six-week research project in a university laboratory under the mentorship of university research faculty. In addition, students will participate in a two-week lecture series designed to reinforce foundational biological concepts and weekend excursions to the Pacific Ocean, Lake Tahoe, and the Mount Lassen Volcanic National Park. To fully particpate in all academic and social aspects of the program and to insure adequate study time, particpants will reside on campus (including most weekends)
  • UC Leadership Excellence through Advanced Degrees (LEADS) program
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        • The goal of the University of California's new Leadership Excellence through Advanced Degrees (UC LEADS) program is to educate California's future leaders by preparing promising students for advanced education in science, technology, mathematics and engineering (STEM). The program is designed to identify upper-division undergraduate students with the potential to succeed in these disciplines, but who have experienced situations or conditions that have adversely impacted their advancement in their field of study.
        • Once chosen as UC LEADS Scholars, the students embark upon a two-year program of scientific research and graduate school preparation guided by individual Faculty Mentors. Scholars are provided with an excellent opportunity to explore their discipline, experience a research environment, and improve their opportunities for future study in their chosen field. The Scholar gains valuable educational experience, the University a better prepared and more diverse graduate applicant pool, and the State, well-educated future leaders. Each Scholar is mentored by a member of UC the faculty, who assists the student in designing a plan of research and enrichment activities fitted to the individual interests and academic goals of the Scholar.
  • UCD Career Discovery Groups for freshmen in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CA&ES)
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        • Whether you are undeclared or know your major, Career Discovery Groups are designed to help you begin your career planning right away.
        • Choose an area of emphasis and discover related careers or choose exploratory and explore an array of careers with 20 fellow students. The Career Discovery Group program gives you a special seminar, a mentor and a cluster of classes that will introduce you to potential career paths and get you started in meeting graduation requirements. There are only 20 students per CDG so you will have a group of friends who share your interests and quest for discovery from day one.
  • Program to help underrepresented STEM students transition to graduate school
      • Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP)
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            • The Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program at UC Davis is funded by the National Science Foundation to enhance the recruitment, retention, and professional development of underrepresented Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) students.
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