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Announcement from the Dean

Academic Enrichment Programs is making use of remote and digital capabilities to support undergraduate research programs even through this period of limited access to campus resources.

Explore our webpage and contact our staff to see how we are continuing research conducted through the Faculty Mentor Program, TRELS, and the McNair Scholars Program.  We are also developing a virtual Undergraduate Research Conference and virtually hosting other events.

Return to this page to find out more as we confirm the details.

- Dr. David Artis



Academic Enrichment Programs (AEP) empowers undergraduates seeking to become integrated in the UC San Diego research community with the skills to be successful in a post-baccalaureate career. AEP’s cooperative staff creates an environment for students to engage in research and leverage resources to maintain long-term relationships through high impact practices. AEP welcomes students from diverse backgrounds seeking to maximize their student experiences and future opportunities.

What is Undergrad Research?

Research can happen not only in labs, but also in libraries, performance stages, art studios, community gardens, or anywhere else in the world where you pursue your intellectual curiosity.

How to Get Started

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Make an Appointment with Our Staff 

All AEP Staff are available via Zoom, Email and Phone.

If you are an international student in a different time zone please let us know so we can find the right accomodations.


Hours (PST) Make an Appointment
David Artis
Dean of Undergraduate Research Advancement
Veronica Bejar
Assistant Director
Thomas K. Brown
McNair Program Coordinator
Monday (10:00 am - 12:00 pm)
Thursday (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)
Marie Sheneman
McNair Program Assistant
Claire Kim
FMP and URC Coordinator
Tuesday (9:00 am - 10:00 am)
Thursday (1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
Kirsten Kung
UC Scholars Coordinator
Monday  (2:00 pm - 4:00 pm)
Thursday  (10:00 am - 11:00 am)
Tyler Rogers
TRELS Coordinator
Wednesday (10:00 am - 11:00 am)
Thursday (1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
Sophia Tsai
URS, NCS, NACME & Genentech Coordinator
Monday (10:00 am - 12:00 pm)
Tuesday (3:00 pm - 5:00 pm)
Adana Martinez
Executive Assistant

Monday - Friday  (8:00 am - 2:00 pm)


Deadline: April 9, 2020

The TRELS summer research program supports students pursuing research and experiential learning opportunities during the summer session. Students who participate in the TRELS summer research program will earn a $5,000 stipend.

Virtual Info Sessions

Schwarzman Scholars is a program for the next generation of young leaders, anchored in a fully-funded 11-month Master's Degree in Global Affairs at Beijing's Tsinghua University. They’re looking for students from ALL majors. No citizenship requirements.

Undergraduate Library Research Prize

The Undergraduate Library Research Prize (ULRP) is awarded to students who demonstrate a strategic and effective use of the UC San Diego Library as a resource in direct support of research undertaken on campus. Winners can be awarded up to $1,000!

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Phone: (858) 534-1774
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Student Center Building B, 1st Floor
Mailing Address:
9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0311
La Jolla, CA 92093-0311