Below you will find descriptions on different resources as well as clickable links that will lead you to more information.

National Research and Mentoring Network

[Featured] : National Research and mentoring Network (myNRMN)
A powerful social networking platform for students and researchers across the biomedical, behavioral, social, and clinical sciences to connect with one another for anything from general questions about research and professional development as a scientist to scheduling more formal mentorship appointments one-on-one or as a group.

Research Opportunities

On Campus Opportunities


Scholarships administered by UC San Diego as well as other foundations

Upcoming Summer Research opportunities for undergraduate students at UC San Diego

Undergraduate Research at UCSD

Conferences in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), one of the largest communities of underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Students attend this conference to present their research, enhance professional development skills, explore graduate schools, and network. Research faculty and program directors play an essential role in mentoring students and learning strategies for facilitating student success. 

CAMP Statewide Undergraduate Research Symposium
A 10-week, full-time research experience for undergraduates, supported by the California Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The objective of the program is to provide students with the skills to pursue research careers and to stimulate serious consideration of graduate study.

Emerging Researchers
The Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is aimed at college and university undergraduate and graduate students who participate in programs funded by the NSF HRD Unit, including underrepresented minorities and persons with disabilities.

Experimental Biology
Experimental Biology (EB) is the annual meeting of five societies that explores the latest research in anatomy, biochemistry and molecular biology, investigative pathology, pharmacology, and physiology. Participants represent scientists from academic institutions, government agencies, nonprofit organizations and industry.

Geological Society of America

Their Mission: To advance geoscience research and discovery, service to society, stewardship of Earth, and the geosciences profession.
Their Vision: To be the premier geological society supporting the global community in scientific discovery, communication, and application of geoscience knowledge.
Their Values: Collaboration – Scholarship – Accountability – Stewardship – Integrity – Respect – Relevance – Inclusion

Latin@s in the Mathematical Sciences
The goal of the conference is to encourage Latina/os to pursue careers in the mathematical sciences, to promote the advancement of Latina/os currently in the discipline, to showcase research being conducted by Latina/os at the forefront of their fields, and, finally, to build a community around shared academic interests.

The largest multidisciplinary and multicultural STEM diversity event in the country, the SACNAS conference is a gathering which serves to equip, empower, and energize participants for their academic and professional paths in STEM.
Over the course of the event, college-level through professional attendees are immersed in cutting-edge STEM research, professional development sessions, motivational keynote speakers, and the Graduate School & Career Expo Hall, as well as multicultural celebrations and traditions, and an inclusive and welcoming community of peers, mentors, and role models. Simply put, the SACNAS conference is a broadly inclusive space where you are encouraged and empowered to bring your whole self to STEM.

Society for Neuroscience
SfN’s 50th annual meeting is the premier venue for neuroscientists to present emerging science, learn from experts, forge collaborations with peers, explore new tools and technologies, and advance careers. Neuroscience 2021 will take place November 13-17 at McCormick Place Convention Center, in Chicago, Illinois.

Society of Toxicology
SOT is a professional and scholarly organization of scientists dedicated to creating a safer and healthier world by advancing the science and increasing the impact of toxicology.

Southern California Conference on Undergraduate Research
An academic and professional development series for undergraduate researchers
Sponsored by the Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research
Open to all SoCal college and university students, faculty, and staff

UCSD Undergraduate Summer Research Conference​
The Summer Research Conference (SRC) is an oral presentation conference open to all undergraduates conducting summertime research in the Southern California region. This year it will be taking place virtually over two days, August 13 and 14. The SRC is held annually as a component of UC San Diego’s Undergraduate Research (UR) 

Seminars Platforms

The Graduate Diversity and Science Lecture Series 
The Graduate Diversity and Science Lecture Series (DASL) shines a light on the amazing work being done by underrepresented student and post-doctoral life science researchers at UCSD. Attend a session to hear about their cutting edge work and how their life experiences have shaped their careers and approach to science.