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Student Story Archive

Read additional stories inspiring stories about UC San Diego students who are participating (or have participated) in AEP programs.

Arely Vasquez

Arely is a 4th year Warren College student. She is using Data Analysis and Data Mining Models to understand what the main variables are that keep high school first-generation students from going to college. Hear how she is perservering through her research this summer.

Meet Arely

Alberto Castanedo

Alberto is a senior and transfer student conducting research in the area of molecular synthesis . He hopes to get a PhD and inspire students to pursue research careers.

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Library Research Prize Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the Undergraduate Library Research Prize! Syreeta Nolan, Jack T. Whiteley, Garrett Martin and Ashley Amaladhas.

Meet the Winners

UC San Diego students

Dean Zhou

Dean is a fourth-year student conducting research in the area of cancer immunology and is focused on understanding the mechanisms of chemoimmunotherapy.

Meet Dean

Elizabeth Peek

Elizabeth is a third-year a part of the Faculty Mentor Program conducting research about the role sleep plays in social cognition and wellbeing for people with psychotic disorders in the Cognitive Dynamics Lab

Meet Elizabeth

UC San Diego student

Narinderbir Singh

Narin is a second-year undergraduate student conducting research about protein quality control pathways. He has been involved in AEP’s URS and TRELS programs and is committed to pursuing a future in Biological Sciences research.

Meet Narinderbir

Anne Cardenas

Anne is a AEP NACME Scholar conducting research in NanoEngineering. She recently won the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).

Meet Anne

UC San Diego student

Maribel Patiño

Maribel Patiño was awarded the Paul and Daisy Soros Scholarship. She is a graduate student studying Neuroscience in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) and is dedicated to helping undergraduate minority students apply to Grad schools through the UC San Diego organization, Colors of the Brain.

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Sam Figueroa

Sam is an undergraduate student conducting research in Nanoengineering. He has been involved in several AEP Programs and is passionate about pursuing research in his career.

Meet Sam

UC San Diego student

Dora Ogbonna

Dora Ogbonna is a sophmore in Warren College and was recently awarded the Barry Goldwater Scholarship. She has been involved in several AEP programs and focuses her research in drug delivery.

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UC San Diego student Dora Ogbonna

Harrison Li

Harrison has been involved in AEP programs for several years. He recently won the Churchill Scholarship and will continue to pursue research in computational biology for his Masters.

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UC San Diego student Stephanie Li / Undergraduate Research Scholar

Katarina Gustin

Katarina Gustin is a third year student and has been published as a second author in Nature.com. She focuses her research in studying the effects of THC in pregnant rats.

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UC San Diego student Katarina Gustin / Undergraduate Research Scholar

Eve Xelestiál Moreno-Luz

Eve Xelestiál Moreno-Luz was funded through AEP to conduct research over the summer in Latin America on social movements by transgender artists and activists. They produced a multi-media research report in order to capture their work.

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UC San Diego student Stephanie Li / Undergraduate Research Scholar

David Anyakora

David is a Human Biology and Global Health double major committed to inspiring students from his community through an outreach program.

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UC San Diego student David Anyakora

Mische Holland

For third-year student Mische Holland, an unexpected turn of events leads to a new and better path.

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UC San Diego student Mische Holland standing next to their research conference project

Taylor Campbell

Sociology major Taylor Campbell's research investigates largely unrecognized barriers to mental healthcare.

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UC San Diego student Taylor Campbell

Stephanie Li

Undergraduate Research Scholar Stephanie Li loves ecological research and fieldwork.

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UC San Diego student Stephanie Li / Undergraduate Research Scholar

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Are you interested in undergraduate research and/or scholarship opportunities like this one? Contact AEP to learn more.

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Apply to Academic Enrichment Programs

Are you interested in undergraduate research and/or scholarship opportunities like this one? Contact AEP to learn more.

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