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UC undergrads showcase knowledge they create

Anika Ullah hasn’t even graduated from college yet, but she has the credentials of someone with years of research experience under her belt.

“The ability to participate in undergraduate research has let me weave together wildly different disciplines to conduct research projects,” said Ullah, whose projects blend visual media, science and community engagement. “We’re taking our findings and applying them in a way that can directly improve health outcomes for people in vulnerable communities.”

Ullah was one of 22 incredible UC students who came to Sacramento on Feb. 26 to share with alumni, lawmakers and others the research they are doing as undergraduates. The event, part of a series of celebrations to observe UC’s 150th anniversary, illustrated the blend of teaching, research and public service upon which the university was founded, and which is still so central today.

“These students are the innovators, the dreamers and the thinkers of tomorrow and looking at them, I know our collective future shines bright indeed,” UC President Janet Napolitano told the audience.

Read the full article about the undergraduate research showcase.

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